1997 Chevrolet Corvette Tiger Shark - Heritage For Sale

Experimental And One-Off Vettes Hit The Auction Block At Barrett-Jackson

Christopher R. Phillip Jun 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)

In January, General Motors sent a shockwave through the Corvette community by offering for sale some of the marque's most famous experimental, developmental, and pilot-line cars. These special Corvettes were part of the GM Heritage Collection, an assortment of significant vehicles from throughout the corporation's 100-year history. Although GM did not offer an official explanation for the sell-off, it was believed to be part of a desperate bid to raise operating capital in the face of plummeting new-vehicle sales.

Thirty-three Corvettes crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson's annual Scottsdale event, and all of them sold. What follows is a list of some of the more interesting Vettes included on the docket. (Note: Sale prices include buyer's premium.)

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette Tiger Shark Custom
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One of the more heavily modified Corvettes in the field, this car features PPG Tiger Yellow paint and custom-contoured seats. It's powered by a 7.0L, 742hp supercharged LS1 with an air-to-air intercooler and a BorgWarner six-speed manual transmission. Engine modifications include steel-billet main caps; a forged-steel crankshaft with nitrided surfaces; Oliver 6.125-inch billet-steel connecting rods; a Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft; high-flow heads with CNC porting, 74.5cc chambers, and larger valves; and a Vortech T-Trim supercharger.




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