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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