1977 Chevrolet Corvette - Greenwood IMSA Supervette
This is one of the most successful and historically significant Corvettes in IMSA history. This Greenwood "Supervette" driven by John Paul Sr. was one of the fastest cars in the IMSA series and always a threat to win.
In 1976, the IMSA sanctioning body changed road racing rules to allow full tube frame cars to compete in the premier North American Road Racing series. John Greenwood saw a major opportunity to design and build the next generation of racing Corvette. With the help of chassis designer Bob Riley, the first Greenwood tube frame Corvette was built and rolled out for competition in 1977. This car is the second of only two chassis ever built.
After racing a Porsche Carrera RSR for a few seasons, John Paul Sr. was looking for a major horsepower racecar and the Greenwood Corvette was it. In the off-season between 1977 and 1978, John Paul bought the second tube frame from Protofab Engineering. The JLP Corvette was assembled by AVC engineering, which included Charlie Selix, Bob Urban and Gary Pratt (later of Pratt and Miller). In an effort to reduce drag and increase top speed the design of 002 differed from th
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