Mickey Thompson's 1963 Corvette at Greystone Concours d'Elegance

Beverly Hills CA, May 4 2014 - The annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance event is one of those top shelf one-of-a-kind experiences that never gets old, as is the subject matter.  The iconic Greystone Mansion is the perfect starting point for celebrating perfect cars on a perfect Sunday in Beverly Hills.

This year Corvette Mike showed a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette: Mickey Thompson's driver car:


This car was found in the early 80's by Mike Philsbury. When he took the door panels off, he found a Chevron Oil credit car in the driver door with Mickey Thompson Ent. as the owner with a 1964 expire date. Mike met Mickey some years later and verified that the car was used as a street car and when driving back to Los Angeles from Las Vegas in early 1964, he stopped for fuel at a full service Chevron station and told the attendant to "fill ur up" and left the credit card in the driver door window fuzzy. When he returned from the restroom, the attendant said it fell down inside the window.

"So Mike, you must have my old driver. We never raced the car and I drove it with my RADAR wheels for promotion reasons." The car has been confused with the Bonneville Speed Trials car, which was also white. That car however was the old 427 engine car that Rex White drove at Daytona Feb. 17 1963. When it came back to California, it was converted back to its original 63 fuel injection driveline and sold never to be found since.

Currently offered for sale by Corvette Mike: www.corvettemike.com/used-corvettes-for-sale/?cf=2045

Source - Registry of Corvette Race Cars

Photos by Randy Berg

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