By Steve Temple

Photos By Steve Temple, Harold Pace, and Joe Greeves

A Corvette Grand Sport from Lee Benson at All Pro Cars was featured in a previous issue, and now he’s done another racy classic, this one in aluminum, using a Shelby chassis (CSX7062). “I like to cover both sides of the Cobra Wars,” he smiles. 

Unlike the original’s 289 engine, the block is a Ford 306 (basically a 302 bored .030 over) with a Scat 302 rotating assembly and World Products cylinder heads and a Comp Cams valvetrain. It’s topped by a Weber intake with 48IDA carbs. David Kee supplied a 4-speed Toploader transmission. The chassis rolls on Trigo pin-drive wheels wrapped in Goodyear rubber. Paint is the traditional Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. Like we noted at the outset, that color scheme is timeless, even when the parts are all new.

Benson has just completed another Grand Sport as well, which we’ll try to catch up with later on. The battle rages on!