There are plenty of historic, and iconic, Corvettes roaming the lands, but when it comes to endurance racing, the 1974 C3 Corvette Spirit of Sebring race car is one of the most iconic Corvettes there is.
The 1974 C3 Corvette sees a unique wide body kit applied for aero duties, and is powered by the legendary L88 big-block V8 engine. But the engine wasn’t the only legendary piece to this vehicle. The 1974 Corvette IMSA racer was driver John Greenwood’s personal favorite, and was the only Greenwood vehicle to be raced under the team name.
Specifically, this vehicle was driven by Greenwood where he took the IMSA season title at the Daytona Finale, plus pole position at six other events, including the 24 Hour of Daytona, where the 1974 Corvette racer set a top speed record at the time.
Making the 1974 Corvette IMSA wide body the champion it is was, as mentioned, the L88 big-block V8, where it was verified to make 718 hp and 678 lb-ft of torque. The wide body structure was developed by Greenwood himself and a coil-over suspension system on a Ron Fournier acid-dipped full-frame chassis made the car one hell of a contender.
And all of this comes with the news of John Greenwood’s passing. Racer reports Greenwood past away on July 7 from unspecified causes at the age of 71.
Greenwood cars have already become collector pieces, but this verified vehicle with proper documentation should fetch quite the price at Mecum Monterey.