This vehicle is a piece of Chevrolet and Trans Am Racing history. This car was the first Corvette since 1981 to win the prestigious Trans Am Championship. Pedigreed with victories and drives by 4-time champion Paul Gentilozzi, race winner Bill Saunders and actor Craig T. Nelson, this car is a ready addition to an esteemed collection or Victory Lane. Available with choice of engine: 335 cu. in.(currently fitted), 358 cu. in., or 310 cu. in period correct Chevrolet 18 deg. small block. Ground pounding and fire breathing, the Trans Am cars exemplify the essence of American Thunder. Restored and ready to race, there are GT-type cars in the world that can match the raw power and quickness of a Trans Am car. Vehicle Specifications: A full mechanical rebuild has recently been completed by the RSR Racing team and has the car has been scaled and aligned. Included in this rebuild was the entire driveline including hubs, brakes on all corners, all 4 dampers dyno'd and serviced with new oil and internals. The 18 deg. 335 cu. in. Chevrolet engine was completely rebuilt at RSR and has only dyno time. This is a very solid car and is ready for a full season of competition. A remarkably fast, safe, and fun to drive car for a great price. Chassis: 1998 Design Rocketsports Chassis ** Penske 8760 3-way dampers ** Brembo 4 Piston Front Calipers ** Alcon 4 Piston Rear Calipers ** Fresh Hewland Gearbox ** Fresh Front and Rear Hubs ** Tex Racing Final Drive ** Tilton Metallic Clutch ** BBS 3pc Centerlock Wheels ** Engine: Fresh 335 cu. in. 18 Degree Chevrolet V8 ** Lightened Steel Block ** 2pc Ported Wilson Manifold ** Braswell Carburetor ** MSD Ignition ** Callies Crankshaft ** JE Pistons ** Carbon Airbox with Pipercross Filter ** Jesel Valvetrain ** Generous spares package and spare engine (358 or period correct 310) available separately.
Competition Highlights: 1998 Trans Am Series Victories Detroit Grand Prix - Paul Gentilozzi, Long Beach Grand Prix - Paul Gentilozzi, Homestead Speedway - Paul Gentilozzi, Mid Ohio Sports Car Course - Paul Gentilozzi, Minneapolis Grand Prix - Paul Gentilozzi, Cleveland Grand Prix - Bill Saunders, Grand Rapids Grand Prix - Bill Saunders, 1999 Trans Am Series Highlights: Raced at the Long Beach Grand Prix and the Detroit Grand Prix by award winning actor Craig T. Nelson of TVs "Coach" and "Parenthood".