1973 Chevrolet Firenza Can Am 302 (SOLD)

1973 Chevrolet Firenza Can Am 302. 1 of 100 built in South Africa in 1973 as homologation cars in order to allow the legendary Chevrolet Dealer Team racecars to be based on the road car. Whilst the three Dealer Team Cars were massively successful in their short racing careers, none of the original Dealer Team Cars exist anymore. It is estimated that around 28 of the 100 original numbered road chassis remain in the world. Family owned since 1989 and was converted by the late Owen Ashley to race spec in 1998 as a tribute to the Dealer Team cars. The car has since been successfully raced for 16 years. Cape Town, South Africa car.

Price:

Aus$43,000 for total package.

Negotiable dependent on whether all spares are taken.

Chassis #:

575548

Specifications/History:

1973 Chevrolet Firenza Can Am 302 -

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1 of 100 built in South Africa in 1973 as homologation cars in order to allow the legendary Chevrolet Dealer Team racecars to be based on the road car. Whilst the three Dealer Team Cars were massively successful in their short racing careers, none of the original Dealer Team Cars exist anymore. It is estimated that around 28 of the 100 original numbered road chassis remain in the world. Of these approximately 28, five are located offshore (Australia, UK, Sweden, USA) and the remainder are in South Africa.

This car has been owned by our family since 1989 and was converted by the late Owen Ashley to race spec in 1998 as a tribute to the Dealer Team cars. The car has since been successfully raced for 16 years and shows the expected wear and tear and related minor battle scars. Not a trailer queen, this car is a tough campaigner that has competed at Killarney, Zwartkops, Kyalami, East London, Aldo Scribante, Wesbank Raceway, Gydo Pass Hillclimb and Knysna Hillclimb.

The vehicle was deregistered from the eNatis system as a road car in 1993 and all available paperwork / reg papers are available.

The original matching numbers DZ302 block suffered damage in 2011 and the car has since campaigned with a replica engine built to DZ302 spec. This damaged original DZ302 matching numbers block, along with the original large valve Camel Heads and DZ 302 Intake manifold are included in the sale.

Current engine spec as follows:

Dart Little M block - 3 inch stroke, 4.080 bore

Wet Sump, Milodon Oil Pan with gates / baffles, High Volume Pump, Milodon Pick Up and Shaft

Scat Forged Crank to original DZ302 spec, Eagle H Beam Forged Rods

Venolia Dome Pistons - 11.4:1 compression, GM Aluminium Fast Burn Heads

Roller Cam, Solid Lifters, Roller Rockers

MSD 6AL Ignition, Blaster Coil. Moroso Plug leads.

Edelbrock Victor Junior Intake Manifold

Holley 750 Double Pumper, Holley Electric Fuel Pump

ARP bolts / Studs throughout, Clevite H Series Bearings, Felpro Gaskets throughout

Original Muncie M21 4 speed gearbox with Hurst shifter. QuarterMaster Lightweight Flywheel

Matching QuarterMaster Bellhousing, Reduction Starter, QuarterMaster 7.25 Clutch

Ford 9 inch rear, 3.25 ratio with Detroit Locker.Â

Original LS rear axle / diff. Needs a service - included in sale

Multi-link rear suspension setup, designed and installed by the late Owen Ashely.

Fully Adjustable Gaz Gold Pro Shocks / Coil Overs all around.

8 Pot Praggia front calipers on 280mm rotors (ex GT40) Single pot rear calipersÂ

Quicksteer 1.5 ratio, Roll cage, Race fuel cell, Electrical cutout switches, Race Seat with Hans suitable,

6-point harness, fire extinguisher.

Currently running REAL 15 inch rims with brand new Avon slicks. Â

Plus a further set of 15 inch REAL rims with used slicksÂ

Plus a further set of Compomotive MiniLite 15 inch rims with wets. .

12 x 15 inch Race rims and tyres in totalÂ

Original road car seats, 4 x original Can Am Personal 13 inch rims and other spares included