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Chevrolet Firenza V8 Can-Am


Chevrolet Firenza V8 Can-Am

Just 100 Chevrolet Can-Ams were built by General Motors South Africa in 1973 for motorsport homologation, marrying the lightweight Firenza body with the drivetrain from the Trans-Am series winning Z28 Camaro.

As a road car they were rocketships, road tested at 5.4 seconds to 100 km/h, as fast as any car for any price available at the time. The dealer team Group 2 racers were hugely successful over a number of years, while also winning on the rally stage.

This original Can-Am chassis number 575619 was privately converted for club racing in 1976, and over the next four years competed at selected events at the fabled Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, winning several races. As such, it remains the only Can-Am with period racing history, successuly competing against one of the former Dealer Team cars. 

Despite the competition history, the car retains it's full original interior, showing just 32 000 km's that were mostly aquired on the road prior to being converted. It has never been fitted with a racing seat or roll cage.

The engine is the original matching numbers DZ 302 (4.9 litre) high-revving V8 complete with all the right internal hardware, mated to the original GM Muncie 4-speed transmission.

After laying dormant under a sheet in a garage for 36 years, the car was carefully repainted in it's original livery in 2018,  the engine fully reconditioned, and it has barely turned a wheel since. 

The car is in excellent mechanical & cosmetic condition, while the body structure is absolutely rust free. The interior is outstandingly original with just mild patina.

The car is stored in Johannesburg, South Africa, and can be shipped anywhere in the world at the buyers cost. 


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Joined August 2022
  Richard Sorensen
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Country: Singapore
City: singapore
Phone: +6591164041
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Private
Price: $POA
Added: 28/08/2022
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