This car is one of three bare 1959 Corvette chassis shipped to Scaglietti of Maranello and constructed with a special lightweight alloy body to Sergio Scaglietti's design. Three Texas-based racers, Gary Laughlin, Jim Hall and Carroll Shelby, were trying to duplicate Ferrari's lightweight construction with inexpensive Chevrolet power. Their intention was to race these cars against the Ferrari 250 Testarossas and 250 SWB Berlinettas. Scaglietti's principal customer, Enzo Ferrari, was not pleased, and the cars took more than two years to complete. This example was the first of the three, built for Gary Laughlin and restored by Chuck Brahms for the Monterey Historic Races featuring Chevrolet in 1987.