Rod Sabourys 1963 Corvette
(Featured on 20th August 2013)
Sellers original description:
The Twin Turbo 2600 hp Street Legal 1963 Corvette.
This car is now known all over the world as “The World’s Fastest Street Legal Car”. Here is what has been done, including updates, over the 5+ years since its completion.
Certified NHRA and IHRA Pro Mod - 7.50 ET and faster featuring a chromoly double frame rail chassis by Lowdown Hotrods.
Mike Moran 427 small block Chevy twin turbo engine producing 2600 HP and 1700 Ft Lbs torque.
(The car has clocked times at 6.75 at 200 mph in Street trim, but will go faster.
6 second ET cars are capable of reaching 0-60 mph in one second.
MRE custom sheet metal intake manifold with billet runners.
Dart 'Little Chief' heads.
Custom 'step' headers by Larson Race Cars.
Dart 'Billet' block.
Twin 88MM Garrett Turbos.
Front drive Jesel distributor with Mag 44 cap custom designed by Mike Moran.
Big Stuff 'Gen 3' Pro SEFI.
Big Stuff traction control.
Racepak in dash UDX digital display.
Racepak V300 computer.
9" AFT triple disc clutch.
Trick Titanium bellhousing.
Lenco CS2 4 speed.
Custom 9 1/2" ford sheetmetal funny car style 'floater' rear.
Strange axles and disc brakes.
Unique custom 8-gallon ice cooler tank located between rear tubs w/marine bilge pump that circulates ice water thru the chassis to the intercooler and back.
Pressurized CO2 bottle to launch parachutes quickly into good air.
Powermaster custom made 210 amp alternator that produces 18.5 volts.
High volume Weldon fuel pump with one of a kind voltage reducer to slow pump down for street driving.
16-volt battery system.
Car can still get 10-15 mph on pump gas!
Wheels and Tires:
American Racing wheels w/front spindle mounts.
Mickey Thompson SR radials Front-24X5.00X15" Rear-33X22X15"
Body is a real 1963 split window with original vin plate and correct title.
Hundreds of hours spent on bodywork including:
Lengthened and widened hood, with scoops to house the turbos, that is hinged to open like stock.
Proportionately lengthened 12" (from 108" wheelbase to 110") 6" in rear of front fenders, 4" in the roof and 2" in the rear quarters.
Quarter panels raised 2"
Rear of body widened 3"
Rear wing is recessed into body.
Functioning trunk that looks OEM.
Carbon Fiber components:
Hood, Doors, Rear Wing, Seats, Wheel Tubs and a very unique Engine Diaper.
Paint: House of Kolor Candy Brandywine over silver base with candy neon graphics and marbleized accents. Interior painted with graphics to match outside.
Inside of doors painted as an exact mirror image of outside.
Hand painted and airbrushed 3 dimensional hood grills, clock and glove box door with Chip Foose signature.
Built in “in car” camera.
Built in headset to talk to crew chief.
Other special features:
Original style roll up headlights.
Door operated interior lights.
Back up lights, Turn signals and Horn.
All original correct emblems and door handles.
Custom made Chrome plated Fiberglass Bumpers.
In July 2008, Rod set the record of 6.95 @ 210 mph.
On September 5, 2009 – He re-set his own record for a Street Legal car with an elapsed time of 6.75 @ 209.96 mph.
SEMA show: 2007 (Top Ten) referred to as a Mechanical Marvel.
Super Chevy Magazine: 2008 Car Of The Year.
Super Chevy Show: Award of Excellence.
Super Chevy Show: Best Pro Engineered.
Super Chevy Show: Editors Choice.
Maryland Ocean City Show: 2008 Peoples Choice.
Canada's Performance World: Best in Class.
Corvette Magazine 'Collector's Edition': Feature.
AIR Brush-Action Magazine Feb 2008: Feature.
Vette Vues Magazine March 2008: Feature.
Drag Racing Action Magazine March 2008: Feature.
RPM Magazine Aug 2008: Cover and Feature.
Super Chevy Magazine Jan 2009: Feature.
Super Chevy Magazine Feb 2008: 'Car of the Year' Cover and Feature.
Carroll Magazine - USA Sept. 2009: Cover and Feature.
Wheels Magazine - Sweden 2010: Cover and Feature.
Street Machine Magazine - Australia Nov. 2010: Cover and Feature.
Street Magazine - Germany March 2011 Cover and Feature.
Auto Bild Magazine - Germany March 2011 Feature.
EVO Magazine - UK Issue # 151 Feature.
Cars Magazine - South Africa.
Also featured in many newspapers, interviewed by several radio and talk shows across the country and featured on ESPN.