By Dean Larson

Replica cars are not extremely common near our headquarters here in Northern Wisconsin, so we were pleasantly surprised when we found this Grand Sport replica within an hour of our HQ.

The seller describes the Grand Sport as a like new trailer queen and we’re inclined to agree. The car has clocked just 175 miles since completion and looks incredibly fresh inside and out. The seller also says the GS is Vette titled, and we ran the VIN number and came up with a ’67 model year. Looking through the photos, though, it’s pretty clear that the GS was a ground-up build and only retains the '67's legal identity. 

The chassis is round-tube based like ones used by Superformance and Mongoose and doesn’t appear to use any stamped components from the stock Vette. A late-model 350 small block powers the car and is equipped with fuel injection, but definitely not of the Rochester sort. Should you decide to log more seat time than the seller has, the GS is nicely equipped for daily driving with a full-leather interior, air conditioning, power brakes and power steering. The car also is fitted with real glass power-windows and a real glass rear-windshield.

The exterior of the Grand Sport shows nicely also. We would prefer some period correct rubber, but it’s evident the seller made some concessions for performance. (He cites reaching 148 mph at the Bloomington Gold Corvette event in 2016.) We also noticed that this car has a conventional scoop where the rear-mounted oil cooler would normally be.

Like most nicely done Grand Sports, the car carries a heavy price tag. We think $118,500 might be a little steep for the GS, but we’ll admit this example is nicer than most.

See it here on Green Bay Craigslist.