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For sale: 1977 IMSA ‘Supervette’

Submitted by on March 28, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.00.10 amA 600 cubic inch 1970s engineering marvel – one of the earliest tube frame IMSA cars is now up for grabs!

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.03.36 amIn 1976 IMSA decided that they’d allow full tube frame cars to compete in their premier North American Road Racing series – the result was complete madness! Manufacturers scrambled to construct big horsepower tubular monsters, and this Corvette was one of the very first. Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.02.25 amJohn Greenwood built the car with the help of chassis designer Bob Riley – together they crafted a pair of incredible Greenwood Corvettes. This particular car was the latter of the two.Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.03.23 amPowered by a 600ci Donovan big block, the ’77 built Greenwood GT Supervette was constructed entirely from lightweight chromoly at great expense – making it’s 900 odd horsepower even more ferocious. Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.01.07 amIt all added up to an outright victory in the Manufacturer Champion Camel GT Challenge All-American GT Division of 1978. The car has also raced at Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, Hallett, Lime Rock, Brainerd, Daytona, Sears Point, Portaland, Sebring and Riverside – just to name a few. Canepa call it “one of the most successful and historically significant Corvettes in IMSA history”. Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.01.18 amDespite having spent such a considerable amount of time competing across a huge range of tracks during its era, the car presents itself immaculately in 2014. This is because it was completely restored a little over ten years ago, and has been used in just five vintage events since. Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.00.29 amNo doubt it’s completely over the top, even within the context of 1970s racing cars. It’s a 900 horsepower, Jerico four-speed monster with some of the most unapologetic bodywork you’re likely to ever see. Personally, we’d love to own it! Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.03.07 amIf you feel the same way, be sure to get in touch with Canepa to discuss further details. This car is described as being completely sorted and ready to race – we like the sound of that! Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 11.00.45 amFurther information: Canepa Design

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