60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette is a Modified 3LT from Lingenfelter
The Cunningham Corvette roared onto the scene at Le Mans just over 61 years ago. Three identical white Corvettes with blue dual stripes started the Le Mans endurance event in 1960, and one of them finished first in its class and 8th place overall.
The Lingenfelter 60th Anniversary Corvette from Cunningham is a homage to this history and to American racing icon Briggs Swift Cunningham who owned the 1962 C4R, Cunningham C3 grand tourer, and C4RK race cars.
Colours reminiscent of the Le Mans cars
Featuring a white body, side blade blue accents, exciting fender-mounted intakes, bold blue racing stripes, front and rear trim accents, and a swan-neck wing, the 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette will be limited to just 60 units.
The new 60th Anniversary Edition Corvette is being put together by long-time Corvette modder Lingenfelter. To confuse matters a little, it’s split off into a new company called Cunningham for this endeavour while it moves to exclusively build electric vehicles.
There will be 60 cars built, each with a unique number embroidered on the seatbacks and placed into the Cunningham Registry, a sort of register for Cunningham owners. Note that every vehicle will be emblazoned with the number 3 on the side, as this was the number of the vehicle that performed so well at Le Mans.
An expensive upgrade to a top-of-the-line Corvette
So, what’s under the hood? You start with a 3LT Corvette with a 6.2-liter V8. Lingenfelter has tuned this to offer over 600 horsepower. There are Corsa Sport tuned headers and airbox, and a carbon fibre intake manifold.
The Z51 suspension with magnetic dampers has been upgraded and you get 20/21-inch bespoke forged aluminium wheels from HRE. These are modelled after the original Halibrand wheels used on the original Cunningham Corvettes.
You can put down $5,000 (£3,669) to reserve one, but you’ll ultimately have to pay the full ticket price of $159,995 (£117,427). Considering you can get a top-of-the-line convertible 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT from $79,945 (£58,675), you’re paying quite a premium to get your hands on this modded anniversary edition.
Raymond is the quintessential car enthusiast. Motorsports and sports-cars have played a prominent role since a young age. He can now be found tinkering with his Japanese sports cars, at local car meets or out on a track-day.