The Dream Giveaway (DG) Corvette charity is a sweepstakes event that anyone can enter without making a donation. However, each $3.00 purchased ticket is tax deductible. In the past 10 years this charity has given away some amazing Corvettes. To celebrate this milestone, DG is presenting two unique Corvettes that will be presented to the charity winner. The first is a classic 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split-window and the second is a monster Lingenfelter 800hp Z06 coupe. Both have red exteriors (Riverside Red for the ’63 and Torch Red for ’17). If you enter this sweepstake, you could win both Corvettes.
Dream Giveaway Garage Chief Gearhead Mark Breiner offered to let us inspect and photograph both of these special Corvettes. We were very excited when we found out we could photograph them in a highway setting. We were immediately drawn to the charity’s Riverside Red/red, 1963 split-window coupe that has the following equipment:
Fuel-injected 360hp/327ci L84 engine
One of 2,610 factory “fuelies” built in 1963
RPO 898: Genuine red leather seats
M20: four-speed manual transmission
Replica P48: cast-aluminum knock-off wheels
The split-window was restored to strict National Corvette Restorer’s Society (NCRS) standards and was presented with the coveted NCRS Top Flight Award. The paint is flawless and the fit and finish are perfect. All of the brightwork around the windows, grille, emblems and hood are flawless. The restoration was done to exacting standards and will make any Corvette enthusiast drool.
First up was the split-window. It started without any drama and produced a healthy exhaust note from its fuel-injected engine. As we photographed this classic on the road, the car received many stares and thumbs up. This is a beautiful classic Corvette that anyone would be proud to own.
Next up was the Torch Red Lingenfelter Signature Edition (No. 001) Z06 coupe. It is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, Z07 performance package, 3.42:1 limited-slip differential, 3LT interior group and other factory options. Lingenfelter Performance added the following performance upgrades:
Lingenfelter CNC ported and polished LT4 cylinder heads
Original hollow stem 2.13-inch intake valves, 1.59-inch diameter exhaust valves
Three angle valve job, hand blending of valve seats
CC chambers, surface, set spring heights and assembly
Lingenfelter dual valvesprings, titanium retainers, 10-degree locks
Lingenfelter GT35 LT4 hydraulic roller camshaft
Ported and polished throttle body
Edelbrock TVS2300 Supercharger for LT4 cylinder heads
Custom engine control module reprogramming
Chassis dyno testing before and after installation (800 horsepower, 750 lb-ft of torque)
Lingenfelter chrome fender badges, interior badge and personalized stainless engine badge
Lingenfelter certificate of authenticity
Lingenfelter 2-year/ 24,000-mile warranty on added components
The monster Z06 produces a healthy rumble when it starts and on the road it looks stunning. This car had no bad manners in spite of its 800hp engine. It was a hot day during our photo session and the windows were up and the A/C was cold and its driver was happy. It could be driven anywhere comfortably.
One lucky winner will take both of these beautiful Corvettes home, plus DC pays $50,000 in taxes. This giveaway benefits New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), a 501(c) provider of family-style long term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered atmosphere where they can heal. In addition to this funding, NBCH provide grants to several worthwhile charities, including Disabled American Veterans, National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
The Giveaway ends December 31, 2017, and the winner will be announced on or about January 1, 2018. The Corvettes will be presented in Clearwater, Florida, on or about January 26, 2018. Get your 50 percent bonus tickets courtesy of Vette when you enter to win using promo code: VE2017C at www.dreamgiveaway.com/dg/corvette/?promo=VE2017C
You can contribute to a worthy cause and possibly take possession of two amazing Corvettes.
Photography by the Author and Dream Giveaway Garage