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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Demonstration Stand is a Cutaway Worth $1.4M – Video, Photo Gallery

I admit I'm not a fan of the C1 Corvette's styling and its 235 cu in Blue Flame inline-six. Like many other enthusiasts of the breed, my love for the Corvette begins with the C2 Sting Ray built from 1962 to 1967.
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The second-generation 'Vette gave us the Z06 and the 427 cu in big-block V8 tower-of-power. In addition to these two important elements for the Corvette enthusiast, the C2 also introduced inboard-mounted rear disc brakes and independent rear suspension.

Back then, the C2 Corvette was an engineering and technological showcase. For that reason, General Motors developed demonstration stands as the one you can see in the video and photo gallery below.

Built from an authentic 1965 Corvette Coupe, the cutaway is fully functional and was used on the 1965 show circuit to demonstrate the features of GM's halo sports car. Slated to be auctioned without reserve in May, this cutaway will sure woo any car collector in the market for old school Chevrolet keepsake.

Estimated to fetch one to $1.4 million, the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette demonstration stand features a 327 cu in (5.36-liter) vee-eight conjoined with an M-20 4-speed transmission. Its current owner acquired it in 2007 and subsequently restored it to tip-top condition. That's not overkill if you consider that every little bit and bob, from the Rayon cord tires to the AM/FM radio unit, is original equipment from the swinging '60s.

At $1.4 million, it's cheaper to buy an actual C2 than a cutaway of the Corvette that started it all as we know it today. But then again, there is no better or bigger toy for a proper C2 enthusiast than this cool cutaway.

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