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1983 March 83G Coupe / 83G-02 Vehicle Information

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

1983 March 83G photograph

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Sold for $258,500 at 2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island.
Sold for $246,400 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
The March Company developed a brand new GTP car in response to FISA introducing Group C and the IMSA GTP regulations. Adrian Newey designed the 82G which many have described as 'immediately fast'. The 82G was a successful car and eventually evolved into the 83G model. A total of four 83G cars were made; one went to Nissan and the remaining three went to Al Holbert. Chassis 83G-02 was fitted with a 366 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine with mechanical fuel injection which made 620 horsepower and weighed only 2,200 pounds. Dressed in red and white CRC livery it won the 1983 inaugural Miami Grand Prix in the hands of Al Holbert. It was driven by Emerson Fittipaldi at the second Miami Grand Prix. Ironically the car's last race was a prior Miami Grand Prix. After being stored for many years it was finally restored and put up for sale in 2018. The current owners reunited Emerson and the car at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours where he autographed the engine lid just behind the driver's pod. Amelia Island Concours Chairman Bill Warner provided photos he took at the Miami Grand Prix which were used to recreate the exact livery.
Sold for $258,500 at 2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island.
Sold for $246,400 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
The Adrian Newey-designed March 83G had a fiberglass body, an aluminum honeycomb chassis, and plenty of downforce created by the winds and ground effects.

This particular example, chassis number 83G-02, is powered by a 383 cubic-inch overhead valve V-8 engine fitted with a Kinsler fuel injection system and develops an estimated 550 horsepower. There is a five-speed Hewland DGB transaxle and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.

This 83G, named the 'Spirit of Miami' was completed in January of 1983. It won back-to-back IMSA Championships in 1983 and 1984, and achieved six outright wins and 12 finishes of seventh or better in the top prototype category of IMSA racing. Its drivers include Al Holbert, Randy Lanier, Bill Whittington, and Don Whittington.

Al Holbert leased this car from the factory in 1983. It then won the 1983 Miami Grand Prix which helped Holbert win the 1983 IMSA Camel Championship. It was raced by Emerson Fittipaldi, who came out of retirement to drive it in the 1984 Miami Grand Prix.

Randy Lanier and Bill Whittington formed Blue Thunder Racing, and after its Miami race in February of 1984, acquired this March-Chevrolet. They then set seven qualifying lap records and two lap records, and to take three overall victories. Lanier would ultimately win the 1984 IMSA Championship.

One of the family members of one of the racing drivers purchased the car in 1989. It was given a full restoration in 2006. Currently the car is powered by a Boyd 383 CID Chevrolet small block engine.

Since its restoration, the car has been campaigned in two Historic Sportscar Racing events: at Sebring and Daytona.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019



2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $246,400

2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $30,000 
Sale Price :
USD $258,500

1983 March 83G Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1983 sales)
1983 March-Chevrolet 83G IMSA GTP 'Spirit of Miami'
Chassis#: 83G-02
Sold for USD$246,400
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1983 March-Chevrolet 83G
Chassis#: 83G-02
Sold for USD$258,500
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1983 March 83G image  1983 March 83G image  
1983 PORSCHE / MARCH 83G-4 IMSA RACECAR
Chassis#: 4377
Sold for USD$509,600
  2015 Keno Brothers : NY Auto
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1983 March 83G's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1983 March-Porsche 83G GTP83G-42014 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Sale $750,000$1,000,000

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March 83G Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the March 83G
1983 Coupe
Chassis Num: 83G-01
Chassis information for the March 83G
1983 Coupe
Chassis Num: 83G-02

Chassis information for the March 83G
1983 Coupe
Chassis Num: 83G-03
Chassis information for the March 83G
1983 Coupe
Chassis Num: 83G-4

1983 March 83G

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