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1957 Chevrolet Corvette Serial Number 106241

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Specifications

Make   Chevrolet Model   Corvette
Year   1957 Serial #   106241
Engine #   6A 10320 SB VIN   E57S106241
Engine Type   283 C.I.D. Chassis Type   Ladder
Build Sequence #    Number Built   
Body Type   Convertible Body Builder   Chevrolet
First Owner    Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1957 Chevrolet Corvette s/n 106241. Well-documented race history back to the Santa Barbara road races in 1965. It has also been raced at the Monterey Historic races 13 times between 1979 and 2005, winning its class twice. Has a 1965–1966 SCCA B Production race history and a 1966–1967 NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing history plus a long vintage racing history. One owner from 1965 to 2007. Comes with four very detailed logbooks, from the SCCA, the Monterey Historics, VARA and SVRA. Corvette s/n 106241 is also one of the few Corvette race cars to be accepted into the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame “Special Collection” in 2007.

This is a very competent and well-sorted race car fitted with the same 1962 model Rochester Fuel Injection used since 1965, a Borg-Warner T10 4-speed, Hurst shifter and the very rare “Elephant ear” big drum brakes with cooling ducts, finned drums, fans, segmented metallic linings and vented backing plates. Fitted with front and rear sway bars, a posi-traction rear end, a 1961 Corvette aluminum radiator, custom headers by Mike Ham, a fuel cell inside the original fuel tank, a scatter-shield bell housing and a block end plate. Fresh race engine by Doug Rippie Motorsports, Corvette preparation experts. Comes with full setup details and engine specifications. Only 2470 lbs with an almost perfect 52%-48% weight distribution. Has a Momo driver’s seat covered in the original waffle pattern material. Street titled and licensed, lights work and full instrumentation. A proven race car since 1965 and very well maintained by two generations of Yeakels. Original windshield and hardtop included.

History

1957, 02 Sept., build date, full VIN E57S106241.

1965, sold to Fred Yeakel for what was then period SCCA B Production racing racing.

1965, May, Santa Barbara Road races; Memorial Day, SCCA B Production.

1965, Willow Springs, SCCA B Production.

1965, 04–05 Sept., Santa Barbara Road races Labor Day, SCCA B Production.

1965, Riverside, LA Times GP, SCCA B; Production.

1965, Riverside, IROC support race, SCCA B Production.

1966, 30 Apr.–01 May, at the Riverside 6 Hour Enduro, SCCA B; Production.

1966, Santa Barbara, Labor Day, SCCA B Production.

1966, Lions Dragstrip, Long Beach, NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing.

1967, Lions Dragstrip, Long Beach, NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing.

1967, Ramona Dragstrip, San Diego, NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing.

1967, Irwindale Dragstrip, Los Angeles, NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing.

1967, Palmdale Dragstrip, California, Los Angeles, NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing.

1967, Orange County International Raceway, NHRA/AHRA D Production Drag Racing.

1978, Lion Country WSSCC autocross, Orange County.

1979, second annual Portland, HMSA.

1979, Monterey Historics, HMSA.

1982, Portland, HMSA.

1982, Westwood, BCVDA.

1982, Monterey Historics, HMSA, 1st in Class.

1983, Sebring, SVRA.

1983, Monterey Historics, HMSA.

1984, Kansas City, HMSA.

1984, Carlsbad.

1984, Monterey Historics, HMSA.

1985, Monterey Historics, HMSA.

1985, Riverside, HARA.

1985, Palm Springs, VARA.

1986, La Carrera Classic.

1986, Sonoma, HMSA.

1986, Monterey Historics,, HMSA.

1987, Sonoma, Wine Country Classic, HMSA.

1987, Monterey Historics, HMSA, 1st in class, Dick Guldstrand.

1987, Del Mar, SCCA.

1988, Riverside, VARA.

1988, Willow Springs, VARA.

1988, Monterey Historics, HMSA.

1989, Monterey Historics, HMSA.

1991, Willow Springs, VARA.

1991, Monterey fall, HMSA.

1995, Willow Springs, VARA.

1995, Pomona, VARA.

1996, Willow Springs, VARA.

1996, Pomona, VARA.

1997, Coronado, HMSA.

1998, Palm Springs, VARA.

2000, Thunderhill, HMSA.

2000, Monterey Historics, General Racing.

2000, Coronado, General Racing.

2001, Buttonwillow, VARA.

2001, Monterey Historics, General Racing.

2001, Las Vegas, VARA.

2002, Las Vegas, VARA.

2002, Monterey Historics, General Racing.

2002, Coronado, General Racing.

2003, California Spdwy. VARA.

2003, Buttonwillow, VARA.

2003, Coronado, General Racing.

2004, Monterey Historics, General Racing.

2004, Coronado, General Racing.

2004, Willow Springs, VARA.

2005, Monterey Historics, General Racing.

2005, Coronado, General Racing.

2006, Portland, HMSA.

2006, Coronado, General Racing.

2007, 19 Aug., sold by Gooding & Company, Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach. Lot # 007 -- 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Race Car; S/N E57S106241 ; Silver, Silver coves / Red ; Estimate $140,000 - $160,000 ; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00% ; Final Price $115,500 -- Fuel injected 283 V8 engine, 4-speed, Moroso tach and big S-W gauges mounted on dash top, fire system, 5-spoke alloy wheels, full width Plexiglas windshield, lift off hood, roll bar, Corvette performance drum brakes, Sebring anti-sway bar, Hurst shifter, fire bottle. Race car since 1965 and very well maintained by two generations of Yeakels, the class winner at the 1982 Monterey Historics. Original windshield and hardtop included. Corvettes with long racing histories are among the very best collector cars and have the added advantage of being a lot of fun to own and race. This is a recognized, long-term raced example with fuelie engine and it brought an appropriate price for its history and preparation.

2007, 19 Aug., sold to a client in Minneapolis, part of a twenty-five car collection, Wayzata, MN.

2011, fresh race engine by Doug Rippie Motorsports, Corvette preparation experts.

2012, August, part of a four-car Ferrari-trade.

2012, August, on consignment with Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.