1964 Chevrolet Corvette GS IIB
Hmm, the 3000ME (I think). I used to think it looked pretty good in the ad that AC ran on the back cover of every issue of Alternative Cars magazine in the early 80s. I never saw one on the road until a few years later, when I found one that regularly parked near Newcastle Uni library. Then, after moving away, I never saw one again.
You can certainly see it in the lines. Did anyone produce a 1/32 scale model of the GSIIB, or the McKee Mk10 for that matter? I have the Mk 8 in resin.The GSIIB never raced. However, it was the direct predecessor of the Chaparral 2C and subsequent 2E/2G CanAm cars which most certainly did.
Might have been advanced in many ways, but still used the old, cast-iron, Essex V6, that wasn't exactly an outstanding engine, even when first introduced. I know it got a lot of use, but that was more down to nothing much else being available than any inherent merit.I thought the AC ME3000 was a very advanced car with lots of promise. It was a glass-fibre monococque and I think, the first such mid-engined one for the road. A very racy concept at the time. It was a dismal commercial failure though and Trisha's post suggests why.
Someone has been bussy printing and painting them😉