One very special Corvette will be auctioned off at the 9th Annual Russo and Steele 'Sports and Muscle at the Marriot", this car being the Greenwood Corvette with chassis number 002.
This is one of the most significant Greenwood Corvette's and was developed by Chevrolet Corvette specialist John Greenwood of Troy , Michigan. Under the hood of this competition road racing Greenwood Corvette is a big block V8 that is good for an astonishing 715 horsepower.
The Greenwood Corvette was first seen in competition at the 1974 IMSA Road Atlanta. Originally called the Batmobile (see picture above and below and you will see why) the Greenwood Corvette was driven by John Greenwood and Mike Brockman where they qualified second in its first race and then went out to take the lead in opening laps.
In Talladega the Greenwood Corvette was driven by Milt Mither where he was victorious after 50 laps and 200 miles of driving.
Other victories for the Greenwood Corvette:
-December 1974 where the Greenwood Corvette claimed victory after a 66 lap 250 mile IMSA Finale race at Daytona.
-In 1975 the Greenwood Corvette finished 4th in the first Road Atlanta IMSA round.
-Win at Daytona Finale race in 1975 where Brian Redman's BMW CSL was bested by 40 seconds with an average speed of 116.775 mph for 65 laps.
About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its three auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, and Monterey, California in August. Additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.
[Source: Russo and Steele]