Go Back   Corvette Forum > General Corvette Topics > Autocrossing & Roadracing
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
Autocrossing & Roadracing
Suspension Setup for Track Corvettes, Camber/Caster Adjustments, R-Compound Tires, Race Slicks, Tips on Driving Technique, Events, Results Sponsored by
LG Motorsports

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
CF Editor
IB Staff
 
Member Since: Apr 2011
Default Paul Newman's Corvette Racer to Hit Auction Block

Paul Newman was an amazing racer and I figured you guys might appreciate this. His last Corvette racer is going to be auctioned off in Florida next month.

I've linked the story (with pictures) here: Paul Newman's Corvette Racer to Hit Auction Block
CF Editor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
bosco022
CF Senior Member
 
bosco022's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Location: New Smyrna Beach Fl
Default

Unless everything on the car has been changed: It does not have a
346 ci fuel injected engine, does not have a six speed gear box and does not have an independent rear suspension.

More likely: it still has a carbureted SB2, with a Hewland 5 speed gearbox and a nine inch Ford stick axle rear end

Last edited by bosco022; 02-16-2012 at 06:58 PM.
bosco022 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
BuckeyeZ06
CF Senior Member
 
BuckeyeZ06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2002
Location: Canfield Ohio
Send a message via AIM to BuckeyeZ06
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bosco022 View Post
Unless everything on the car has been changed: It does not have a
346 ci fuel injected engine, does not have a six speed gear box an does not have an independant rear suspenion.

More likely: it still has a carbureted SB2, with a Hewland 5 speed gearbox and a nine inch Ford stick axle rear end
In some ways that is more attractive in that there is more racing use for the carb'ed SC2/Hewland/9" combo.

I'd like confirmation of either, though.
BuckeyeZ06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
OnPoint
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
OnPoint's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Location: Wichita Kansas - 2011 Callaway GS 606HP & 2010 ZR1 638HP
Default

Wonder what it will go for. Seems like those things either go dirt cheap or for stupid money cuz of the name associated with it.
OnPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
rfn026
CF Senior Member
 
rfn026's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2004
Location: Bonita Springs FL
Default

This one is being discussed over on Facebook.

" We believe it is Huffaker chassis, Tom Gloy racing #88 by Butch Leitzinger w/Tommy Bahama sponsorship. Paul bought and re-painted w/Bob Sharp Datsun colors. Paul's age was the number on the door. Unfortunately he never got to race it w/# 83"


Even the chassis in the car is in dispute. It'll probably still bring big money. This is a Barrett-Jackson kind of deal.

Richard Newton
rfn026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > General Corvette Topics > Autocrossing & Roadracing
Reload this Page Paul Newman's Corvette Racer to Hit Auction Block
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
auctioed, berret, corvette, newman, newmans, paul, photo, pictures, racing, sale, slick, stupid, suspension, vett, vette


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 AM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2