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  Article Image gallery (35) Chassis (2) 004 Specifications  
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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1963
Numbers built:5 (2 converted to Roadster)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 01, 2009
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Chassis: 004
Although given serial number 4, this was the very first Grand Sport to be unleashed on the racing track. It was driven to the Grand Sport's first victory by Dr Dick Thompson at the SCCA race at Connesville in August of 1963. At the end of the season, the racing car was sent back to the factory for further upgrades. Entered by Mecom Racing, along with two sister cars, chassis 004 was raced in its new specification at the December 1963 Nassau Speed Week for the first time. The three Corvettes decimated the opposition. The car was then prepared for the great endurance races of the coming season but the corporate GM intervened and the cars were sold to privateers.

Chassis 004's first owner was Dallas based Chevrolet Delmo Johnson. Together with Dave Morgan, he entered the car in the Sebring 12 Hours. The Grand Sport was qualified 12th and after various delays due to technical problems, it finished 32nd. It was raced regularly by Johnson before he sold the car in 1965 to a Canadian. The new owners campaigned the car as late as 1967.

The current owner acquired the car in the late 1980s. He had it carefully restored to its 1964 Sebring 12 Hours configuration. The restoration has included many unique features like the copper strips are fitted across the fiberglass bodywork to ground the radio antenna, scruteneering stickers and additional tail-lights. Still in superb condition, it is seen here during the 2008 Monterey Historics where it was piloted to victory in its race by John Morton.


Chassis details
Last known location Revs Institute for Automotive Research
Appearances

2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (35) Chassis (2) 004 Specifications