1977 Chevrolet Corvette

IMSA "SuperVette"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    other
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

1977 Chevrolet Corvette IMSA "SuperVette"

VIN: C0V002

"The most powerful and brutal racing Corvette ever designed."

One of only 2 tube frame Corvette chassis built

Designed by Bob Riley, chassis built by Charlie Selix and Gary Pratt (later Pratt and Miller)

Aluminum big-block V8 engine with 750+ horsepower

Concours-level restoration by Canepa to 1978 specifications

Raced by John Paul Sr. of JLP Racing

Porsche 935 magnesium brake calipers

Historic IMSA GTX eligible

With big-block power, visually striking bodywork and with the performance characteristics (and noise) of a rocket ship, IMSA Corvettes were some of the loudest, brash and powerful cars to ever run in the series. This Greenwood "Supervette", driven by the now infamous John Paul Sr. (JLP Racing), is one of two tube-frame chassis ever built, and was one of the fastest cars in IMSA and a constant threat to its competition. Fully restored by Canepa to its 1978 IMSA specifications, this aluminum big-block tube-frame bruiser designed and built by the pre-Protofab team is the ultimate expression of an IMSA Corvette.

To see our entire history on this 1977 Chevrolet Corvette IMSA "SuperVette", please visit https://canepa.com/photo-gallery/1977-chevrolet-corvette-imsa3091/.