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The Best 1950s and 1960s-era Race Cars on eBay Motors, 6/3/14

I must have a good solid automobile, one that eschews the futile trappings of worldly ennui and asks only for basic maintenance. My Dodge Dart offers me this elemental solace, and as interior parts fall off I am struck by the realization of their pointlessness. I might not know if the window is up or down. It is of no consequence. — Jean-Paul Sartre

eBay Motors has some fun ones this week...

1957 Corvette Factory Race Car
This is the very first fuel injected Corvette ever raced by the factory. In 1956 and 57, it routinely raced against guys like Carroll Shelby, often winning. It debuted in December of 1956 in Nassau, Bahamas and won its class, took part in some of the most important Nascar races the following year, then wound up in storage by 1958. It’s been sitting patiently basically ever since. It hasn’t even been started since 1967, and it’s easily the most important race car on eBay right now. [More pics…]

1962 MGB
This car has been so thoroughly setup for vintage racing that not only is just about everything adjustable, from the suspension down to the brakes, but they’ve got multiple logbooks detailing all the numbers, so anyone that knows what they’re doing can instantly tune the car to their own preference. It might be the least flashy car on this list, but it also might be the most fun to drive. [More pics…]

1966 GT40 MkII
Here are the basic stats you need to know: 540 hp, 2300 lbs. Translation? This may not be a “real” 1966 GT40 — it was built by high-end replica-makers Superformance with no expense spared — but it’s still a heck of a lot more car than most people can handle. The fact that it’s a stunning example of the livery Graham Hill used to race is just a bonus. [More pics…]

1965 Ginetta G4 R
This is one of just a handful of factory-supported race cars built in the mid-1960s by a group of brothers who wanted to see what would happen if you put a Lotus engine in a car that weighs about the same as a single horse. The answer is that it’s quick enough to go toe to toe with cars like Shelbys, Porsches, and Lotuses. Basically, you’ll almost never have to hit the brakes in this car, and it’s restoration is so complete, it cleans up in some of the best shows in the country. [More pics…]

1966 Dodge Dart
Some cars are just beasts. You’re looking at a Dodge Dart with a 1400hp supercharged hemi sticking up through the hood. Just about everything on here is custom fabricated, down to a slick pedal setup in the footwell. Amazingly, the seller claims you can still register this as a street-legal car. [More pics…]

1965 Porsche 911 Sebring Racer
A twist of fate, by way of a very tardy Porsche race car, led to this car subbing in during the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring. The most impressive thing about that isn’t that the car qualified 35th and finished a very respectable 20th, it’s that this is essentially a street car like you’d buy off the showroom floor. Even today, it’s street legal and driven down the Georgia highways. Insane. [More pics…]

1969 Camaro Dragster
Whoever owned this car previously was probably trying to give their accountant a heart attack. Whereas some people go a little crazy and spend a couple thousand dollars on their cars here and there, over $600,000 was spent on this build. The results are obviously amazing, though. You won’t find a single blemish anywhere on or under this car. Not that you’ll have long to look, since it’s putting out 1350 hp. [More pics…]

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. Give him that MGB and he'll love you forever. Or the Ginetta. He's not picky.