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Greenwood Cars

As was the norm in the '60s and '70s and still is to this day, racing technology, to some extent, found its way into production autos. A lot of the details around these cars are difficult to nail down as far as stats. We have tried to create in-depth guides and share as many details as we can find on Greenwood Cars.

When one of his cars was severely damaged in 1972, John Greenwood converted his 1969 L88 Convertible into a formidable race car. Included as the formidable ZL1 engine with 750 bhp on tap. Other modifications included a rear spoiler, quick replacement radiator and camber adjusters. At Le Mans, this car set the GT-class record for top speed down the Le Mans straight with 215 mph.
Greenwood didn’t just build Corvettes for the track, constructing a variety of different street car kits over the years. The story goes that the original ’wagon concept was commisioned by a drummer who wanted a Vette with enough cargo space to haul his drums to various gigs. Since the demise of the Corvette trunk, easily accessible cargo areas were definitely on the wish list for many enthusiasts. Chuck Miller designed and built this first Shark-era Sportwagon.
The major differences between the 1980 and 1982 Daytona and the 1981 GTO are the hood, the tops of the rear fenders, and the rear spoiler/bumper cover. The Daytona had an elaborate, short vertical fin on top of the rear fender that turned several turns “in and back,” flowing to the wide, long, table-like rear spoiler. The GTO’s rear fenders pontoons are the same as.
What you see before you is a 1982 Chevrolet Corvette that has been fitted with a rare Greenwood Daytona body kit.  The most extreme of the Greenwood brothers' kits, the Daytona body kit is a highly sought-after modification that was developed by race-winning specialists Burt and John Greenwood.
For the fourth generation Corvette, legendary Corvette racer John Greenwood developed the G4R. It was essentially a radical bodykit that usually followed a high level of performance upgrades. Included was a ground effects package that had integrated lights on the front valance. Furthermore the a new engine scoop and rear wing were fitted.
Not too dissimilar from this fourth generation Greenwood Corvette was this G5R. Again it was a performance resin bodykit that usually came along with a host of performance upgrades. Included was a front splitter, high rise hood, rear tunnel, rear wing, and windshield fairing. Greenwood has always been the leader in high performance aerodynamics and we are proud to offer the finest and most effective designs for your C5 Corvette.

Greenwood Corvette News & Updates

Not much going here, but every now and again we see some great news, updates and Greenwood Corvettes popping up for sale.

Scot hasn’t updated his man hours recently, noting he had around 200 hours before part 4. But based on some of this intricate and time-consuming work, I’d easily estimate he’s closing in on 300 hours. If you need a review of Scot’s Pro-Touring race car conversion or missed an episode, here are the links: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, and part six. Last week Scot pulled all of the components...
Today we continue on Scot’s journey to turn his ’75 Greenwood Widebody into a Pro Touring race car. After part three Scot estimated he had over 200 hours of work on this project so far. If you have missed previous installments or just need a refresher, click here for part one, part two, and part three. After playing around with the engine towards the end of part three, Scot realizes it’s time to get back...
Corvette Of The Day: 1976 Greenwood GT Corvette
John Greenwood was famous for building and racing Corvettes. His cars were known for being incredibly fast and it was reported that at least one of them reached 230-mph on the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans. In the 1970s, Greenwood got the idea of building street cars that captured the essences of the race cars he had driven. So, between between 1975 and 1977, he created 22 examples of the car featured here, making it...
The Chevrolet Corvette Sportwagon was never actually built by Chevrolet, it was an aftermarket kit developed for the C3 Corvette that solved its single biggest problem – the total lack of useable trunk space. When the third generation Corvette was released in 1967 it proved popular thanks to its shark-inspired styling. The one key drawback was the fact that there was no trunk lid, and the small trunk area was only accessible through the interior of the car behind the seats.

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