09-11-2012, 06:58 AM #1
Dispute over ownership of 1960 Corvette sparks court battles in Carlisle
Dispute over ownership of 1960 Corvette that raced at Le Mans sparks court battles between Florida man, Carlisle Productions officials
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012, 7:09 PM
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 7:10 PM
By MATT MILLER, The Patriot-News
The fate of a 1960 Corvette that is among the rarest of rare sports cars and was the subject of a decades-long search is revving up two high-octane court battles.
On one hand, Dan Mathis Jr., a Florida man, is asking a federal judge to declare that he is the true owner of the car, one of a trio of souped-up Corvettes that competed in the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France 52 years ago.
The car was stolen from his drag-racer father in the late 1970s, Mathis contends, and it resurfaced only last month in a promotion for the Corvettes at Carlisle show staged by Carlisle Productions at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.
A simultaneous fight for ownership of the ‘Vette is being waged in Cumberland County Court by Carlisle Productions co-owner Lance Miller, his firm, and Kevin MacKay, a New York man who bought the car from Miller for $75,000 this summer.
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