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For Sale: 1982 March 82G-01 Prototype

Submitted by on September 21, 2011

The face of IMSA competition changed with the new Camel GTP class mixing exotic new cars and new prototypes, racing in front of a record crowd of 50,000 spectators.

This March GTP 82G-01 was the first GTP class car March ever built, “Serial #1.” It gave the March Company a flying start by taking the Pole Position in the 1982 24 Hours at Daytona with drivers Bobby Rahal, Bruce Canepa, and Jim Trueman.

It competed at the 12-Hours of Sebring races, courtesy of Bobby Rahal, breaking records and finishing second overall.  In April of 1982, it raced at Riverside 6-hours with drivers Mauricio DeNarvaez and Tom Gloy; and in May, raced at the 100 mile Laguna Seca with Bobby Rahal.  In June, 82G-01 raced at Le Mans with Bobby Rahal, Skeeter McKitterick, and Jim Trueman.

In 1984, famed air racer Jimmy Leeward, the current owner, acquired it. In 1985/86, he raced it with Bill Adam in a handful of IMSA races and retired it.

After a lengthy and extensive restoration by Jack Deren, famed GTP guru and crew chief of the “Red Lobster” March 83G, the 82G-01 is back in pristine condition and ready to take part in many vintage GTP/Group C vintage races around the globe.

March 82G-01 won the 2011 Concours d’Elegance Amelia Award-Cars of Bobby Rahal and is the “Crown Jewel” of the March GTP era.

This powerful 82G-01 reaches a top speed of 235mph!

Spare parts included are:

– Wheel Hub Stands (4 ea)

– Front Wheel and Tire (1 spare)

– Rear Wheel and Tire (1 spare)

– Windshield Washer parts (boxed)

– Headlights parts (steel frames, buckets, and Bosch headlights — all boxed)

– Late Model Red Fire Bottle (with activator) for Dash

– Rev Limiter

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