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Jantrix

Reference Photos John Greenwood's 71 Sebring Corvette

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Yep. Building this one. Doing it OOB for a club challenge. But that's no reason not to make it look authentic. 

BUT, apparently photos of the featured car are as rare as hen's teeth. Even on John Greenwood's website. Lots of photos of the #49 and #50 car, but not much on the #48 with these graphics. I mostly concerned with the appearance of the wheels (chrome or aluminum), the side pipes (chrome or silver) and a few other small details. This seems to be the only car of JG (of this time frame) to have five spoke wheels. The rest have Minilites. 

If anyone has any reference on this car, please let me know.

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This photo of the #48 car, taken at the '71 Sebring race, shows black sidepipes, Minilites, and brake cooling extractor fans fitted to the front wheels.

 

John Greenwood and Dick Smothers drove this Corvette to 7th overall (Photo: Louis Galanos)

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I have several books with quite a few pics of RR Vettes in them, so I'll take a look for this car tonight.

But I can tell you without even looking, the predominant side pipe color in this era was black. The American wheels wouldn't have been chrome, the spokes would have been flat steel gray or black.

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8 hours ago, Snake45 said:

I have several books with quite a few pics of RR Vettes in them, so I'll take a look for this car tonight.

But I can tell you without even looking, the predominant side pipe color in this era was black. The American wheels wouldn't have been chrome, the spokes would have been flat steel gray or black.

Okay, went through the books. Only one pic of the #48 car, and it has a way cut down windshield. Can't tell what the rear wheels are but the fronts are the weird disks seen on Ace's pic above. Black side pipes. 

Speaking of side pipes, I was surprised to see that many of them (on other Corvettes of the general era) were flat white or a flat silver color. But the predominate color was black. 

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Thanks guys. As I said, hens teeth.

I'll go ahead and check out five spokes of the period and paint the side pipes black. Much appreciated.

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19 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

Thanks guys. As I said, hens teeth.

I'll go ahead and check out five spokes of the period and paint the side pipes black. Much appreciated.

If you're doing the car AS IT RACED AT SEBRING, it had Minilites (the photo above was taken AT SEBRING).

(OOPS...now I see you're doing an OOB build. Never mind.)

Alloy wheels on real racing cars WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN CHROME, and very unlikely the centers would have been polished. Race car wheels are periodically inspected for cracks, and chrome could hide damage.

The centers would have been pebbly as-cast gray magnesium or aluminum, and the rims would have been machined, possibly polished.

 

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Photo shows finish for the American Mags.  Note white side pipe. :)

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Cale, thanks. I'm looking specifically for the livery on the model box. 

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