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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1973 Corvette Mako Shark II

Replica of Chevrolet concept on a SCCA race chassis

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 454-powered 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark II coupe. This Vette is based on a 1973 SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Corvette race car chassis and features a replica body of the 1965 Corvette Mako Shark II concept car. Power comes from a 454 big-block paired with a Muncie four-speed manual transmission. Features include side pipes, Borgeson power steering, McLeod Racing hydraulic clutch, Wilwood Hydroboost power disc braking system, and more. Finished in blue and white over a black leather 1980s C3 interior, this custom Corvette is offered with a clear title in the seller’s name.

Under current ownership, it has received a 1,700-hour frame-off restoration completed in 2020 by Corvette Restoration of Elizabeth, Indiana, including the Lunar Blue Metallic and white gradient exterior. Features include LED headlights and slotted taillights, custom hood with functional vents, “Mako Shark” badging, dual mirrors, flared fenders, side pipes, and removable rear window louvers. You can view before and after images from the restoration process in the gallery on the auction page.

The 18-inch front/20-inch rear aluminum American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with polished lips are wrapped in 255/45 and 275/35 Mickey Thompson Street Comp tires, respectively.

The cockpit is fitted with black leather bucket seats from a 1980s C3. Features include center console, Vintage Air climate control, power windows, Borgeson power steering, and AM/FM radio.

Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, 7,000-rpm tachometer,  and five auxiliary gauges mounted in the center stack. The odometer reads 29,000 miles, but the true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

According to the seller, the Turbo-Jet 454 V8 puts out 390 horsepower. Underhood features include electric fans and fuel pump, and newer carburetor. Power is routed to the rear wheels via a Muncie four-speed manual transmission with McLeod Racing hydraulic clutch.

The SCCA Corvette race car chassis uses a tubular front suspension, C4 Corvette rear end with custom links, and QA1 coil-overs. Stopping power comes from a Wilwood Hydroboost power disc braking system.

The auction for this 454-powered 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark II coupe hardtop ends Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers‚ÄĒin fact, he‚Äôs written two books on American muscle. But please don‚Äôt think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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