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7 February 2018

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible SCCA

  • Chassis no. 194679S724957

Documents: Bill of Sale


  • Extensive mid-west SCCA racing history
  • Competitor at the Le Mans Classic in 2010, 2012 and 2014
  • Fully race prepared, with ‘zero hour’ aluminium block 454-cu. in. engine fitted
  • Supplied with FIA HTP papers and FFSA Passeport Technique
  • Accompanied by extensive spares package, including a spare 427-cu. in. engine


This third-generation Corvette’s racing career begins when it was purchased by Emery Emond of Omaha, Nebraska, in 1970. After initial use as a road car, it competed in slalom events in 1971 before being modified to SCCA ‘A Production’ specification in 1972. Thereafter Emond used the car in regional SCCA events in 1972 and 1973, their final race together being at the Blackhawk Farms Raceway, Illinois, in April 1973.

In May 1973, Emond sold the car to fellow SCCA racer Paul C. Jones of Burlington, Iowa. With Jones, 4th in the A Production (AP) class at Road America was followed by 2nd places at Indianapolis Raceway Park and Mid-America Raceway, whilst a maiden AP win at Blackhawk Farms preceded two further 4th-place finishes at Blackhawk Farms and Indianapolis Raceway Park. The latter result secured 1st place in AP Central Division standings for 1973, thereby obtaining an automatic invitation to the prestigious end of season American Road Race of Champions at Road America. Against stiff opposition, Jones achieved a respectable 8th place overall there.

Jones continued to race the car in 1974, achieving three further AP wins: two at Indianapolis Raceway Park, and one at Blackhawk Farms. Thereafter, his outings with the car would become less regular, although he continued to race it right up to 1985. It is understood that sometime thereafter, the car was parked in a barn and remained there until Jones’ passing and was sold off as part of his estate in the early 2000s.

By 2001, the Corvette was sold to John Castrogiovanni of Scottsdale, Arizona, who in turn exported the car to Europe in April 2004, and there it was restored with endurance racing in mind. Since then, the car has been prepared by respected French race preparation experts Equipe Europe, and with the current owner has participated in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 editions of the Le Mans Classic, as well as several races in the prestigious Classic Endurance Racing series.

Having benefitted from a recent engine rebuild, and accompanied by an extensive spares package (including a spare 427-cu. in. engine), numerous period photographs and SCCA Competition Log Book from Jones’ tenureship, the car is ready be enjoyed immediately in the myriad Sports and GT Sprint, Endurance and Tour events for which it is eligible.





• Riche historique en courses SCCA
• Engagée au Mans Classic 2010, 2012 et 2014
• Préparée compétition, avec moteur 454 ci bloc aluminium "zéro heure"
• PTH FIA et Passeport Technique FFSA
• Vendue avec un important lot de pièces, dont un moteur 427 ci de rechange

La carrière en compétition de cette Corvette de troisième génération a commencé dès son achat en 1970 par Emery Emond, d'Omaha (Nebraska). Après avoir été utilisée comme voiture de route, elle a été engagée en 1971 dans des épreuves de slalom avant d'être modifiée en 1972 aux spécifications de la catégorie "A Production" de la SCCA. Emond a ensuite couru avec la voiture lors de compétitions régionales de la SCCA en 1972 et 1973, leur dernière course ensemble ayant eu lieu sur le Blackhawk Farms Raceway (Illinois), en avril 1973.

En mai 1973, Emond vendait la voiture à un autre pilote SCCA, Paul C. Jones, de Burlington (Iowa). Avec Jones, une quatrième place en catégorie A Production (AP) à Road America était suivie de deux deuxièmes places à Indianapolis Raceway Park et Mid-America Raceway. Une première victoire en catégorie AP à Blackhawk Farms précédait deux quatrièmes places à Blackhawk Farms et Indianapolis Raceway Park. Ce dernier résultat permettait d'assurer une victoire au classement "AP Central Division" de 1973, et donc d'obtenir automatiquement une invitation à la prestigieuse American Road Race of Champions, à la fin de la saison à Road America. En face d'une forte opposition, Jones décrochait une respectable huitième place au classement général.

Jones continuait à courir jusqu'en 1974 avec cette voiture, récoltant encore trois victoires en catégorie AP : deux à Indianapolis Raceway Park et une à Blackhawk Farms. Par la suite, ses sorties au volant de la Corvette sont devenues moins régulières, bien qu'il ait continué à l'utiliser en compétition jusqu'en 1985. Il semble que quelque temps plus tard, la voiture ait été parquée dans une grange et y soit restée jusqu'au décès de Jones. Elle a été alors vendue dans le cadre de sa succession, au début des années 2000.

En 2001, la Corvette était cédée à John Castrogiovanni, de Scottsdale (Arizona), qui à son tour l'exportait en Europe en avril 2004. Elle y était restaurée dans l'esprit des courses d'endurance historique. Depuis lors, elle a été préparée par les spécialistes bien connus de la préparation à la compétition d'Équipe Europe et, avec son propriétaire actuel, elle a participé au Mans Classic 2010, 2012 et 2014, ainsi qu'à plusieurs épreuves du Classic Endurance Racing.

Ayant bénéficié d'une récente reconstruction moteur, et vendue avec un important lot de pièces de rechange (dont un moteur 427 ci), de nombreuses photos d'époque et de son "SCCA Competition Log Book" depuis l'époque de Jones, cette voiture est prête à prendre part immédiatement à la multitude d'épreuves de vitesse ou d'endurance sport et GT pour lesquelles elle est éligible.

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