'Purple People Eater' Corvette

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Back in its day, this 1959 Corvette won the SCCA National Championship in its class. By 1974 it had fallen into obscurity when it was purchased at a swap meet for $800. With some research, the new owners uncovered the car's race history and restored its purple paint job. The car will be sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction in January where it could go for over $1 million.

First published December 8, 2015: 8:01 PM ET