It is an undeniable fact in motorsports that it is always cheaper and easier to buy a prepared race car than it is to build your own race machine starting with a street car. So with that in mind, let me point you at this ebay listing - a 1963 Split-Window Corvette coupe that has been completely reworked as a drag racing machine.
Even at the asking price of $125,000, this machine looks like a serious contender. Vintage and hot rod drag racing is one of the most popular motorsports in North America, and if you want to race a vintage Corvette, you could spend a lot more than this and get a lot less. And even if you don't plan to buy it, just looking at the pictures is a treat! The auction ends December 3, 2010.