# 3 Le Mans class winner 1960 Corvette among record turnout of Briggs Cunningham cars at the 23rd annual Greenwich Concours
Kevin Mackay chased down, persisted and restored this car to its original configuration 40 years after John Fitch and Bob Grossman scored the first Corvette victory at Le Mans on June 26, 1960. Re-live the journey in this 5 min video.
An all-time record number of Briggs Cunningham and John Fitch cars, assembled by Chuck Schoendorf and Tom Cotter (the Barn Find Hunter) were the highlight of the event.
Schoendorf’s C4-R tribute car displayed among the original examples raised the bar for faithfully produced replicas.
This 1969 FIA Corvette replicated by Fabulous Restorations was also invited but an appearance at the GM Proving Grounds in Michigan took precedence. It is exactly as it ran at the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona.
The Genovation GXE in the vendor display was a wakeup call for Corvette aficionados. This all electric powered Corvette is the first of 35 to be built, each in a different color and costing $ 750,000 before options. It goes 220 mph thanks to an 800 hp motor and has a range of 175 miles.
Compare that to the newest mid-engine Corvette C8 to be sold in 2019 with a platform designed for supercharged V8, V6, hybrid propulsion but full electric not in the cards.
A lucky buyer snagged this no reserve top flite retro 1957 fuelie for $ 71,680 at the Bonhams auction on Sunday June 4.