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1959 Chevrolet Corvette XP-87 Stingray Racer

1959 Chevrolet Corvette XP-87 in Clambake, Movie, 1967 IMDB

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: US

1959 Chevrolet Corvette XP-87 Stingray Racer

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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antp BE

2007-09-05 22:48

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dudley UK

2007-09-05 22:52

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1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Racer, according to IMDB Trivia

wickey SK

2007-09-06 01:34

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1959 and Stingray are two non-compatible things...

Buc84 US

2007-09-06 02:12

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wickey wrote 1959 and Stingray are two non-compatible things...
It was a prototype


-- Last edit: 2007-09-06 02:12:56

Firebird86 US

2007-09-06 04:35

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body looks like a 63+, Just an observation... :)

-- Last edit: 2007-09-06 04:35:54

Wampa-One US

2007-09-06 16:23

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This is the 1959 XP-87 Stingray racer created by Bill Mitchell. It was a one-of-a kind concept car also used for SCCA racing which would go on to provide the basis for the second generation 1963-67 Corvette styling. This is quite an interesting vehicle, with an interesting story to go along with it.

I’m not sure that it should be listed as model year 1959 though, since that could be confusing as it is not technically a 1959 production vehicle. Also, since it was based on the chassis of one of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s defunct 1957 Corvette SS test mules, the argument could also be made that it should be labeled as 1957. Maybe it would be simpler if it were just listed as “Chevrolet Corvette”.

This particular car has it’s own Wikipedia page... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette_Stingray_%28Concept_car%29
And any number of other external links...
http://www.corvettevalley.com/showthread.php?t=6525
http://www.welovecorvettes.com/concept.html
http://www.diecastfast.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=DCF/CTGY/RV59SR
http://www.corvettemuseum.com/library-archives/hof/mitchell.shtml

Beans US

2012-01-16 21:34

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wickey wrote 1959 and Stingray are two non-compatible things...

You have a lot to learn

Beans US

2012-01-16 21:39

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Wampa-One wrote This is the 1959 XP-87 Stingray racer created by Bill Mitchell. It was a one-of-a kind concept car also used for SCCA racing which would go on to provide the basis for the second generation 1963-67 Corvette styling. This is quite an interesting vehicle, with an interesting story to go along with it.

I’m not sure that it should be listed as model year 1959 though, since that could be confusing as it is not technically a 1959 production vehicle. Also, since it was based on the chassis of one of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s defunct 1957 Corvette SS test mules, the argument could also be made that it should be labeled as 1957. Maybe it would be simpler if it were just listed as “Chevrolet Corvette”.

This particular car has it’s own Wikipedia page... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette_Stingray_%28Concept_car%29
And any number of other external links...
http://www.corvettevalley.com/showthread.php?t=6525
http://www.welovecorvettes.com/concept.html
http://www.diecastfast.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=DCF/CTGY/RV59SR
http://www.corvettemuseum.com/library-archives/hof/mitchell.shtml

Right!
Call it the Mitchell Stingray or XP87 Looks as much like a production Corvette as a Cubic Zerconia looks like a real diamond

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