1977 Chevrolet Corvette IMSA “SuperVette”

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/.

Year: 1977
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette IMSA "SuperVette"
Condition: used
Engine: 500 cubic inch V8
Dealer: Canepa
Canepa, headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, is a multi-faceted automotive organization that includes Canepa, Canepa Design, Canepa Motorsports and Concept Transporters. Canepa provides exceptional automobiles to collectors worldwide, as well as performing Pebble Beach level restorations on historically important vehicles. Canepa Design is renown for expertly combining sophisticated design and superb craftsmanship in creating personalized European and American sports and luxury cars, hot rods, SUVs, and motorcycles. Canepa Design also works closely with major corporations such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, GM, Ford, and Bridgestone on concept, prototype, and production vehicles. Canepa Motorsport is the racing arm of Canepa, and is a recognized leader in mechanical and cosmetic vintage racecar restoration, preparation, and track support. Attending 6 to 8 premiere vintage races each season, their focus is on 1970's to 1980's era race cars: Can-Am, Trans-Am, IMSA, FIA, Group C, Historic NASCAR, and Historic Formula One. Concept Transporters, located in Fresno, CA, is the industry leader in "state-of-the-art" enclosed vehicle transporters, mobile showrooms, hospitality suites, and mobile emergency command centers. The company designed the industry's first aerodynamically streamlined big trucks (Kenworth) in 1983 revolutionizing big truck design and boosting fuel mileage and driver efficiency. Concept creates many different types of transport vehicles depending on the customer's specific needs. Each project is designed from the ground up creating transporters that are perfectly suited for their intended use.
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