A 1960 Corvette That Vanished for 40 Years After Le Mans Is Auctioned Off

Since its chance rediscovery in 2011, the heavily altered racecar has been the subject of seemingly endless legal twists and turns and acrimonious confrontations.

By Jerry Garrett

The strange, serendipitous, 60-year saga of a historically significant but long-missing 1960 Chevrolet Corvette finally reached a measure of closure on Saturday with its sale for a somewhat disappointing $685,000 “hammer price” at a court-ordered auction in Amelia Island, Fla. A sales commission of about 10 percent made the final “drive-off” price $785,500.

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