In this article, we will look at some photos that appeared in Vette Vues Magazine in 2012 from Corvettes at Carlisle and some from the Bloomington Gold event in 2018 of the No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer.
But first, a little history of this unique Corvette that has been in the courts for several years.
No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer at the June Bloomington Gold 2018 held at the Indianapolis Speedway. One of three 1960 Corvettes that Briggs Cunningham raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year labeled “1,” “2,” and “3.” The No. 3 wound up winning the race, and No. 1 and No. 2 failed to finish.
It was revealed at the Corvettes at Carlisle event in 2012. Thursday night, just before the event, an unveiling ceremony of the #1 1960 Cunningham Corvette took place. The racer was displayed in a private gathering at the Miller home. The #1 Chevrolet Corvette raced at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans by Briggs Cunningham and was thought to have been lost forever. The missing Le Mans racer was discovered in a warehouse in St. Petersburg, Florida.
But, during the event, the police were told about the alleged theft of the car on Aug. 25 at Carlisle. The police took the Corvette to a secure facility pending orders from “higher authority” regarding its ownership.
Since then it has been in a legal battle. We won’t go into all that; you can Google it and find out more.
After years of litigation, a judge ordered the sale of the Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette.
With the car’s unique history, it is anybody’s guess what the car would sell for. So far, there are no details of the Corvette’s sale.