1969 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Greenwood Coupe / 1943 79S Chassis Information

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Greenwood Coupe
Chassis #: 1943 79S
Sold for $638,000 at 2011 RM Auctions at Monterey.
This is one of three team cars sponsored by BF Goodrich during the 1971-1973 seasons. The #49 competed in the trifecta of sports car racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car was driven by John Greendyke, John Greenwood, Robert R. Johnson, Dick Smothers and Don Yenko.

#49 achieved 1st place in GT class in the 1972 Watkins Glen 6-Hour with John Greenwood and Dick Smothers driving. In 1973, it was campaigned at 12 Hours of Sebring and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the Le Mans event, it set the GT class speed record of 215 mph on Mulsanne Straight.

This car raced with the Chevrolet ZL-1, all-aluminum 427 cubic-inch engine, producing 750 hp @ 6500 RPM.

Greenwood Coupe
Chassis #: 1943 79S
Sold for $638,000 at 2011 RM Auctions at Monterey.
John Greenwood contracted with the BF Goodrich Tire Company in 1971 to run two 'BFG Corvettes' in FIA-sanctioned racing on the company's new radial tire for the 1972-73 seasons. Greenwood was an excellent race driver and had a creative engineering mind. His Corvettes's were given several modifications, including to the engine, suspension, brakes, appearance, and running gear. John's brother, Bert Greenwood, a great designer in his own right, sketched the 'Stars & Stripes' graphic. The Corvette's were numbered #48 and #50 with a third 'Stars & Stripes car, #49, slated for us e by BFG for promotions and shows. When the #50 car was damaged in a 1972 crash, Greenwood quickly converted the #49 show car, an actual factory L-88 T-top coupe with a ZL-1 engine, to racing specification.

All three of the BGF 'Stars & Stripes' cars intact and restored. This example, the 49 ZL-1 Corvette, was one of the three team cars sponsored by BF Goodrich during the 1971-73 season to showcase their new line of T/A radials. The list of drivers include John Greenwood, Bob Johnson, Dick Smothers and Don Yenko. Its first major win was at Watkins Glen six-hour race driven by Greenwood and Smothers to a first place in the GT category. In 1973 it raced at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Daytona 24 Hours and the 24 Horus of LeMans. It set the GT speed record of 215 mph on the Mulsanne straight during qualifying.

The list of Greenwood innovations include notched rear arms, rapid replacement radiator, quick camber adjustment and a new Chevy ZL-1 all-aluminum 427 cubic-inch engine offering 750 horsepower at 6500 RPM. There is a Muncie four-speed close ratio transmission, Minilite wheels with period NOS BFG radial tries, Greenwood racing front and rear suspension, and factory L-88 flares and molded plexi-head lamp covers.

In 2008, it was treated to a concours level restoration. It made its restoration debut at The Quail Motorsports 2008 event where it received 'Best in Class' honors. Later in 2008 it was invited as a center display car for the Corvette Racing Legends event at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. The car also received the Amelia Award at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and was selected for Bloomington Gold Grand Finale in 2009. The car was awarded the American Heritage Award in 2009, the highest award for non-street Corvettes by the National Corvette Restorers Society. In 2009, it was put on display at the National Corvette Museum for the Corvette Hall of Fame display. In 2010, it was invited to celebrate Corvette's first Le Mans win at the Laguna Seca ALMS race.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Monterey, CA sale presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $750,000 - $950,000. As bidding came to a close, the car was sold for the sum of $638,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011

2011 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$750,000-$950,000 
Sale Price :
$638,000

2019 26
2018 71
2017 61
2016 52
2015 65
2014 64
2013 68
2012 67
2011 57
2010 65

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$68,856$522,50026
2018$53,467$451,00071
2017$56,877$616,00061
2016$69,104$624,80052
2015$59,334$750,00065
2014$111,938$2,860,00064
2013$63,283$825,00068
2012$56,056$610,00067
2011$60,816$638,00057
2010$50,884$401,50065

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1969 sales)
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 350/300 T-TOP COUPE
Chassis#: 194679S730639
Sold for $38,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S717839
Sold for $30,800
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 194379S704717
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S711652
Sold for $60,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $60,500
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $16,500
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Roadster
Chassis#: 194679S736083
Sold for $522,500
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 350/300 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S706908
Sold for $27,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S711659
Sold for $19,800
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S709209
Sold for $38,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 350/300
Chassis#: 194379S727077
Sold for $31,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S716032
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/400
Chassis#: 194379S716303
Sold for $60,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390
Chassis#: 194379S708355
Sold for $68,200
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/390 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194679S715238
Sold for $74,800
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 194379S715194
Sold for $40,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $29,700
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $78,100
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1969 Chevrolet Corvette C3's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Mecum : Houston$14,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$17,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$17,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$60,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$40,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$410,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible194679S7101702019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona $500,000$600,000
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L89 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$90,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$400,000$400,000$500,000
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Motion Phase III 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$35,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$22,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$24,000  
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2018 McCormick's # 65$33,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$37,500  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$390,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible 2018 Mecum : Dallas$500,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Pro Street194379S7194102018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Hershey$55,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Hershey$90,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Portland$23,000  
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$500,000$525,000$600,000
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$18,000  
1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 350/350 CONVERTIBLE194679S7172652018 BarrettJackson : Palm Beach   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31972 Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 1Z67W2S507664
Engine Num: T1II2CSS 12S507664
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 026-037
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1Z37J3S410290
Engine Num: 13S410208 V1207CKZ


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