I know some folks have been a little grumpy that the cars featured on Bring A Trailer aren’t the cool barn finds they used to be and that they’re getting quite pricey, and I can normally agree with that. But right now, there’s a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GT machine that actually raced in the IMSA series going for $350,000 on BaT, and that... is pretty cool.
This is a pretty special machine. Chassis #C7RGT-003—the one listed here—competed in two seasons of racing that included a pretty stellar highlight reel:
- Class victory at Rolex 24
- Class victory at 12 Hours of Sebring
- Ten top-five finishes
- Attempt at 24 Hours of Le Mans
The BaT listing even lists each of the 21 races this chassis competed, along with where the car finished.
The 5.5-liter V8 machine was tuned for competition by Pratt & Miller Engineering, which includes widened and lowered carbon-fiber bodywork, a race-ready cockpit, state-of-the-art safety equipment, racing brakes and center-lock wheels, and yes, even that beautiful black-and-yellow livery. It’s being offered for sale in California, and its bill of sale includes a dyno report, manufacturer documentation, and a package of spare parts.
As per the dyno report, the car can hit a peak output of 575 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 509 lb-ft of torque at 5,700 rpm. It’s also outfitted with an Xtrac six-speed sequential transaxle with custom gearing, a limited-slip differential, and an independent cooling system. Not too shabby.
The only thing the listing doesn’t mention is the drivers that took this car to success, but the No. 3 listed here was driven by Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Ryan Briscoe, Jordan Taylor, Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Simon Pagenaud at different times during its two-year tenure. The car itself lists Garcia, Magnussen, and Briscoe above the door. That’s a pretty impressive list.
Now, I’m not sure there’s much to do with a race-worn Corvette other than display it in your home or take it on a car show tour. But it’s definitely a cool piece of racing history. With more stuff like this, we’re going to have to start calling the site Bring a Race Hauler.