For Sale Corvette Greenwood Sportwagon #001
For Sale Corvette Greenwood Sportwagon #001
Apr 10 2012, 10:13 AM
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Greenwood Sportwagon #001
1975 Corvette Coupe
Owned by Andrew and Judi Angus
0414 348 586
This is the original and only Sportwagon built by the Greenwoods and has documentation from John Greenwood stating such. Built on John Greenwood's ex-girlfriend's 1975 Corvette, moulds were made from this car in order to build the approximately two dozen kits used for every other "Eckler Sportwagon". This car has undergone an extensive frame-off, over-restoration.
This car was purchased from Sharon Vaden, John Greenwood's ex-girlfriend, in 1990 and delivery was taken from John Greenwood's shop in Sanford, Florida. The car was used on a daily basis by John Greenwood, has appeared in many magazine articles, and on covers twice. What few shows it has appeared in it garnered first place in class each time. The car was selected as one of Chip's Choice cars for special display at Corvettes at Carlisle, twice - 1995 and 2004.
Completed in 1995, the body was removed from the frame. The frame was completely sandblasted. Every spot weld on the frame was completely and continuously rewelded, and ground smooth. The frame was then primed, painted gloss black and clear-coated. All fasteners were replaced with Grade 8 where available and are either stainless steel or chrome plated. All fuel and brake lines were replaced with stainless steel lines. Brakes were replaced with stainless sleeved O-ring units. The parking brake was replaced with stainless steel components. Custom made dual exhaust with two Turbo mufflers and two Borla polished stainless steel, twin tipped mufflers. Custom fuel cell holds 100 litres.
Suspension & Steering
The suspension was completely replaced with Vette Brakes and Products' Grand Touring Suspension, including front and rear height-adjustable transverse springs, heavy duty front A-arms, stiffer front and rear anti-sway bars with poly bushings. The half shafts were replaced with larger, heavy duty shafts. All universal joints replaced with heavy duty joints. New heavy duty Mid America swing arms. All bushings, ball joints, bearings and brake components were replaced with the finest available. Brake lines were replaced with stainless steel braided lines. Retained were the Greenwood needle-bearing idler arm and original Greenwood-tweaked steering box. New power steering pump, cylinder and lines.
The original 165hp 350cu.in. engine was replaced with a professionally-built, balanced/blue printed/dynoed 4-bolt main, .030 overbore 355cu.in. producing 386hp & 412ft.lbs, Bardwell Racing engine. Edelbrock intake and carb. Jet Hot coated Hooker Competition headers, billet aluminum air conditioning compressor and alternator. Custom ground cam. All braketry and fasteners either polished stainless or aluminum. Original HEI distributor with Accel hi-output coil, Crossfire distributor cap, Accel 8mm coil wires. Polished aluminum underdrive pulleys. New radiator, Coolflex radiator hose, heater hoses, wiring harnesses. Heavy duty starter.
Original TH350 has been rebuilt with heavy duty components and custom shift kit. New 2500 stall torque converter.
The carpets were completely replaced with new cut-pile. The seats have new foam and leather seat covers. The stereo was replaced with an AM/FM/Cassette. Dash and kick panel speakers were replaced. New windshield, door glass and weatherstripping. All gauges work and the clock has been replaced with a quartz unit. The steering wheel is a three-spoke Momo Competition with thickly padded, perforated leather rim.
The second generation Sportwagon as designed by John and Burt Greenwood gives a factory look that even GM couldn't have improved upon. The rear side windows are formed plexiglass, while the opening rear window is tempered glass, held up by two gas struts, sealed with new weatherstripping, and opened electrically from the driver's seat. The roof-mounted rear airfoil helps with aerodynamics and keeps the rear window clean. Rear bubble lights. The car was stripped and repainted the original BMW Cinnabar Red base coat/clear coat. A three-piece front Pace Car spoiler and NOS Moonroofs glass roof panels were installed. The hood is the original Greenwood-designed Turbo hood with single NACA duct and rear cowl vents. The wheels are new Dayton tubeless, knock-off wire wheels. Tires are new BF Goodrich Radial T/As: 255/60-SR15. The overall condition of this car is excellent. It has had well under four thousand miles put on it since 1990, and most of that prior to its restoration. The performance is exceptional, both straight-line and through the curves.
The car arrived in Sydney, Australia in January 2009. Shortly after its arrival, the car was featured in Vette magazine in the USA and in Unique Cars magazine in Australia.
Later in 2009 Ghost flames were added by world renowned airbrush artist Wayne Harrison of Advanced Airbrush at Penrith, NSW.
Early in 2010, Lamborghini doors were created using professionally made hinges from the US specifically designed for C3 corvettes.
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