Historic information is being sought for a unique 1965 Corvette Coupe by Pro-Team Corvette of Napolean, Ohio. This vehicle, with VIN 194375S115982, was built to be shipped to Switzerland, where it became known as the Suisse Racer.
It has a 425hp, 396 cubic inch engine, and all numbers match. The physical description given is: very rare radio delete car, optioned with race prepared big block, aluminum heads, aluminum water pump, side exhaust, teakwood wheel, telescopic, race harnesses, race seats, M-22 transmission, posi, special heavy duty suspension, heavy duty brakes, American racing wheels, and high speed radial tires.
This is a very rare and correct rally red paint car with red interior and is in show condition, especially considering that it is still in race ready configuration, as it was meticulously frame-off restored with modern upgrades to keep the car safe and class competitive per European standards.
The 396-425 hp short block is with this car and is believed to be the original. The current engine is a freshly prepared 396 cubic inch engine with factory aluminum heads. It has a JJ code which represents an engine for a L89 Camaro of which only 311 of these Camaro’s were ever produced. The horse power is conservatively rated at 500 horse power.
This rare race car is documented with a large three ring binder (both in German & English) of race photos, IAF ratification with ASN seal, owner history, and a twelve chapter restoration that reads like a book.
Additional spares and trophies are also with this car. This special Corvette will be at home, carving up the corkscrew at Laguna SECA during the Monterey Historics, or at other prominent tracks, and it will be the cornerstone of any automobile collection.
Questions in want of an answer include: Do you remember this car? Did you own this car? How long did you own it? From whom did you buy it? To whom did you sell it? Did you race it? How long did you race it? In what races did you win or place well? Who did the race modifications? What sanctioning entities governed the racing events? F.I.A., I.A.F., A.S.N.? In what publications or library might we verify? Do you have any original spares?
Still searching for the original transmission and rear end. Still searching for the original GM dealer delivery documents, i.e.: shipping documents (import documents), dealer invoice, warranty book/protecto-plate, window sticker, build sheet, homologation sheet for F.I.A., racing photos, grid sheets, and racing newsletters.
Names known to be associated with this car: General Motors Suisse, S.A. Bienne; GM Auto Koch Luzern, Switzerland; Mr. Guido Wermelinger; Didier Burgisser; Burgol Automobile S.A. Geneva, Rolf & Petra Gersch; Curtis T. Schulz, Indiana USA; and T. Michaelis/ProTeam Corvette.
Seeking more information and a contact’s name and address with General Motors Suisse. Reward is available for good creditable information. Complete details can be found at Pro-Team Corvette.