1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR-2
Design mid-1956 for Harlet Earl’s son Jerry, the SR-2 was put into racing duty in 1957.
The car debuted at Daytona Beach in 1957 with a high-speed canopy, fender skirts and bullet-shaped frond headlights. Driven by Betty Skelton and Buck Baker, the car won the modified class with an average speed of 93.074 mph. With a standard Corvette, Paul Goldsmith reached 91.301 in the same event. The SR-2 also finished second in class for the flying mile with a top speed of 152.886 mph.
Not long afterward the SR2 contested the 12 Hours of Sebring with a new full-width windscreen. Paul O’Shea and Pete Lovely finished 16th overall and 7th in class.
|released at||1957 Daytona Speed Weeks|
|top speed||~245.99 kph / 152.886 mph|