Unique Greenwood GTO Corvette Heading to Exclusive Event


In a few days, an event will kick off to honor the late Corvette racer John Greenwood. This 2016 Concours D’Elegance has attracted a one of a kind Greenwood GTO Corvette.

During March 13th through the 16th, in Amelia Land, Florida, the world’s only 4-speed manual Greenwood GTO Corvette is going to be on display. It is a very unique vehicle, built for stability and better downforce than other models. This Greenwood GTO Corvette underwent a total restoration in 2004 by by Naber’s Motors and Ayers Paint & Body in Houston, Texas. It also has a radical Daytona body style. Underneath the hood of this tuner is a L82 turbo engine. Inside are power seats and windows, and leather interior. It’s currently part of the Lingenfelter collection. Read more about this awesome car and the event below.

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Invitation-only event honors the late Corvette racer John Greenwood

BRIGHTON, Mich. – Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and curator of the famed Lingenfelter Collection, has been inited to exhibit his 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood GTO at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, March 13 – 16, Amelia Island, Fla. It will be situated on the grounds at the west end of the main field by the pond.

This year’s Concours d’Elegance will honor John Greenwood, an American race driver who exclusively drove Chevrolet Corvettes during several significant races in the 1970s, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and vette-2the 12 Hours of Sebring. Together with his brother Burt Greenwood, John also owned Greenwood Corvettes, an automotive performance tuning and racing company specializing in the Corvette marque. Greenwood passed away this year at the age of 71.

‘It’s a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to display this magnificent and historically significant automobile in John Greenwood’s honor.  It is one of only four ever built,” Lingenfelter said. “The man’s dedication to the Corvette is undeniable and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is an ideal venue to allow automotive connoisseurs to view this rare vehicle.”

The only four-speed manual transmission Greenwood GTO in existence, the vehicle’s body style was built for stability and better down force characteristic than previous GTOs, which had the more radical Daytona body style. The stunning black 450-plus hp GTO features a red leather interior, power seats and power windows.  It underwent a ground up restoration in 2004 by Naber’s Motors and Ayers Paint & Body, Houston, Texas.  The custom brakes, BBS wheels and tires are to original specs, and it features an original balanced and blueprinted L82 engine with turbo.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, now in its second decade, is among the most prestigious automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, “The Amelia” draws more than 250 valuable vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile. Since 1996, the show’s Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million for deserving charities. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.

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