SR-2 -- 1
Corvette expert Jim Gessner
contributed these photos & info on this experimental Corvette, the
precursor to the legendary "Corvette
|"In March 1956 Fred Warner,
General Motors PR man for Chevrolet and racer himself, delivers the Corvette
SR-2 to Road America. Harley Earl gave the car to his son Jerry
to race. Jerry had been racing Ferraris until he received this car and
GM frowned on that activity."
|The car in the dusty
pit area at Road America. "The SR-2 acronym stood for "Sebring Racer"
or alternatively "Sports Racing." Starting with a Sebring Corvette
chassis, the SR-2 sprouted a rear fin, two small racing windscreens, air
scoops on the side coves and an extended front end with driving lights
that gave the machine a purposeful appearance."
Corvette SR-2 -- 2
|Another look at the SR-2
at Road America. "Corvette repeated as the GT class champion at the
1957 Sebring enduro -- although it was a production model, not one of the
sleek SR-2s, that took the honors. The SR-2 redeemed itself by winning
the Sports Car Club of America's class B-Modified championship in 1957."
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