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VIN 30837S100809

Car Year: 1963
Car's approximate birthday: October 2, 1962
Owner: Franz Estereicher
City: Rochester Hills
State: Michigan
Country: United States
Purchase date: 06/16/1999
Status: Current Owner
State: Restored
Exterior: 941 Sebring Silver (16.34%)
Interior: Blk Black (Vinyl)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Black
Body: St. Louis 331
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
Options: RPO Option Percentage
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Sales Price
  837 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (FI 360hp) 49.24% 4,252.00
  941 Sebring Silver Exterior Paint 16.34% 80.70
  C48 Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit) 0.58% -100.00
  G81 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios 81.60% 43.05
  L84 327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel injection) 12.13% 430.40
  M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 83.54% 188.30
  N03 36 Gallon Fuel Tank (for coupe) 0.29% 202.30
  P48 Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels 0.60% 16.15
  P91 Blackwall Tires, 6.50x15 (nylon cord) 1.92% 15.70
  Z06 Special Performance Equipment 0.93% 1,818.45
  Total   0.000000000000315%
(1 Cars)
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Engine details: Bill Krause destroyed the engine during the Daytona Second Continental Race. Fuel Injection was modified to include Norm Bergs spill valve. Early unit without cross flags, exposed nozzle block and wobble pump.
Other details: In October 1962 the FIA were given two new 1963 Z-06s for homologation. Historical data supports this was one of those cars and shipped to Mickeys Long Beach, CA shop in late October to be transformed into a competitive racecar. In December 1962 it participated in Firestones tire testing program in Sebring, FL, with two bar knock-off wheels. Mickey and Chevrolet (Zora) had four test cars: 1962 (not a typo) lightweight Corvette (Grand Sport), new 1963 Corvette along with Mickeys two production Z-06, 809 car and Doug Hoopers Riverside winner.
Car history:
In 63 Mickey Thompson entered 4 1963 Z-06s (Two 427s and two 327s) to compete in the American Challenge Cup race on February 16th and the Second Annual Continental race on February 17th. On February 11th Mickeys teams qualified all four cars. On Sunday February 17th , race day, Bill Krause drove in the Second Continental Race, while in third position he destroyed the engine in the 41st. lap. After the race GM pulled the plug on factory sponsored racing, Mickey disbanded the team and returned to California with three racecars, the other was shipped to GM. Once back in California the 809 car changed ownership many times and eventually found its way to the Detroit area.
For Sale: No

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