Zora Arkus Duntov once confided to the author that he had secretly built a sixth Corvette Grand Sport. Was it politics or the Grand Sport’s butish performance that led GM executives to have it destroyed?
Recent discussion in these pages about a supposed sixth Grand Sport racing Corvette rang two bells with me. First, I can confirm at least part of the story. Zora Duntov himself once told me that he’d built an extra GS, in secret, for Chevrolet engineers to play with.
But he ordered—no other verb for it—that I not talk about it. He meant to hold the revelation for a book he was planning. As I was involved in the plan at the time, I acquiesced.
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