One you could buy and one you couldn’t

Q: Greg, I enjoyed your article about the car manufacturers agreeing to stay out of racing back in the late 1950s even though many still raced. I’m wondering how the Corvette Grand Sports, built to race against the Ford Cobra, survived as General Motors did stop its corporate racing program in early 1963. Carroll Shelby introduced his first batch of Cobras with full Ford support in 1962, but can you tell readers what really went on and where the Grand Sports are today?

-Bill H., Portsmouth, New Hampshire

A: Bill, thanks for your comments and let’s start with the Ford Cobra, as it is the sole reason the Corvette Grand Sport was born. Then we’ll finish with the Corvette Grand Sport and where they are today.

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