1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype

1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype

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[caption id="attachment_6613" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype at RM Sotheby's Monterrey in 2002 - Photo Courtesy RM Sotheby[/caption] Our featured Corvette today is the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype which was sold in 2002 at RM Sotheby's Monterrey Sports and Classic Car Auction for $148,500.  Mike Yager, the founder of Mid America Motorworks, a Corvette and VW parts and accessories supplier based in Effingham, Ill., bought the rear-engine XP-819. The XP-819 was scheduled for destruction. However, racer and performance driver Smokey Yunick asked for this car as the basis for a new race car design. We learn from Wikipedia that "Smokey never completed the racer and later sold the XP-819 to Steve Tate, a General Motors dealer from Gallatin, Missouri." and that "When purchased, the car had been…
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