1964 Cheetah 327 Fuel injected Alan Green Daytona Race Car Certified #003
Price: - Item location: Glendale, Arizona, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1964
- Mileage: 25
- VIN: *********
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 327 Corvette Fuel Injection
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1964 Chevrolet Corvette1964 FIA SCCA Competition Cheetah Coupe Rare Rare Rare: BTM of Arizona Restored to Museum Quality and Certified Genuine #003. Ordered by Famous Alan Green Chevrolet in Seattle Washington and is the 1st of (3) Cheetahs ordered by Alan Green.It is also the 1st Fiberglass production Cheetah Built. This very Rare Full Race Cheetah was the most Expensive Production Cheetah produced by Bill Thomas Race Cars in Anaheim California. It was ordered to Debut at the Daytona Continental GT Race Feb 16th 1964 plus the American Challenge International Sports Car Race Feb 15th 1964. Famous Race Car Driver Jerry Grant Drove this Cheetah and only was able to qualify it due to running off the track and damaging the front bonnet and very front frame section. Before Grant ran off coarse he was clocked at speeds of 187 thru 215 MPH recounted Don Edmunds. Nothing running there that week came even close to these speeds.Considering the Thomas Cheetah weight of 1520 Lbs and the complete Aluminum Experimental GM drive line it all makes perfect sense.Originally built with Experimental 1962 early GM Aluminum Grand Sport engine (1st design) with the most Exotic induction system of it's time 58mm Weber cross ram side draft option.Transmission was the prototype Muncie M22 4 speed and Experimental Aluminum Grand Sport 2.92 ratio rear end assembly. Thomas installed the largest GM radiator available from R&D the 1962 Pontiac NASCAR radiator. (3) Special aluminum air deflector panels were installed to force air through the radiator. Triple Aluminum fuel tank setup and Thomas installed Good/Year Blue Streak Stock Car Specials on American Racing Magnesium 5 spoke wheels. Since this Cheetah would be the first to receive sponsorship from the BARDAHL Oil Company Alan Green picked the BARDAHL Colors Chrome Yellow and Black with the numbers in RED. All lettering & numbers hand painted as delivered.For preservation reasons we have the 1962 #19 GM Experimental Aluminum engine on a Show Cart due to it's extreme rarity today.We completed the restoration with a correct dated replacement Corvette 327 block and utilized a set of Genuine Thomas cylinder heads and Thomas dual air meter injection unit.Also we used the early 1963 Muncie 4 speed. The rear end assembly is Genuine GM R&D assembly FL Coded 2.92 experimental gears for Daytona track. We even found correct Blue Streak Stock Car Special tires for display only.Own a Very Rare Genuine piece of Bill Thomas/Chevrolet Racing History 1 of 10 Genuine Thomas Cheetahs known in the US today.(Please contact Robert Auxier with any questions. Yes we can help with container and shipping World Wide to your nearest port. Buyer pays all Shipping and Handling cost.)
Will consider selling less Experimental engine. Please Inquire.
We here at BTM of Arizona are known World Wide for our Expertise when it comes to Factual history & knowledge of the Genuine Bill Thomas Cheetahs.We have restored Genuine #003, #006, #007, #013 with the GM Aluminum prototype #002 owned and tested by Chevrolet Engineering under restoration.
Sales of Genuine Bill Thomas Cheetahs in the last (2) Two years.#006 $1,000,000. 2017 Competition Cheetah BTM restored and certified SOLD#007 $660,000 2018 Street Cheetah BTM restored and certified SOLD#005 $718,000 2018 Competition Cheetah Unrestored SOLD#003 $730,000 2019 Competition Cheetah BTM restored and certified No Sale did not meet reserve!