-Custom Blue paint with Race Livery over Black vinyl interior and
Black carpet. Later 1973 327 cubic inch engine and Muncie M-22
4-Speed transmission. Recently completed full restoration with a
documented race history.
Under the hood, a 350ci Rochester Fuel Injected "fuelie" engine has
been meticulously restored. Engine components consist of original
period rods and pistons, Speedwin ported, polished and blueprinted
heads, Schiefer clutch and flywheel, Lakewood bellhousing, Kustom
Headers and side pipes, 1969 M-22 Muncie 4-Speed Transmission with
Hurst shifter, 1969 4:11 Posi-Traction rear end, complete heavy
duty suspension set-up, and Aeroquip lines.
Inside a low back fixed bucket seat and race harnesses replace the
factory seat, which remains in place on the passenger side. The
original replacement three spoke chrome and rubber rimmed racing
steering wheel remains and frames a series of updated Stewart
Warner gauges. Center toggle switches in the center stack on the
dash control all functions, such as the ignition, push button start
button (no key needed or included), cooling fan, headlights, turn
signals, fuel pump, horn and wipers (all which function correctly).
The fuse panel has also been relocated to the lower portion of the
stack for accessibility. A period built roll bar is still in place
behind the occupants. New carpets, door panels and headliner were
installed during the restoration.
Owned and raced in period by Billy Fortune in numerous events in
the Tri-State area, most notably the North Atlantic Road Racing
Championship (NARRC), where it won the last race of the season at
Bridgehampton Racetrack on Long Island NY in 1972 and thus, secured
him the series championship. Shortly after the season Billy Fulton
tragically passed away and the Corvette was stored in the family
garage until 2015 when it was sold and the restoration process
began. Restored by well-known Corvette specialists at Vette Dreams
in West Babylon NY, everything that was original to the car was
disassembled, inspected, cleaned and put back together, attempting
to keep the car as original as possible. Wear items such as rod and
piston bearings, piston rings, seals, gaskets and bolts were all
replaced. The body was removed from the chassis and both were
stripped down, refinished and new rubber was installed wherever it
was needed or existed. The original steel wheels were refinished
and new tires installed.
Now fully restored and serviced, this Corvette race car is truly a
piece of Corvette race history. It is ready for a new home and a
welcomed addition to both the concours lawn as well as, race
circuits around the world and also for competition or road rallies.
The Corvette comes with copies of newspaper articles, race
schedules, photos of the car racing in period and restoration