1989 Spice GTP – SOLD

Make: Spice
Model: Pratt and Miller
Type: GTP
Year: 1989
Chassis #: 89-003
Engine Type: Chevrolet 6.3 Liter V8 by Katech with GM Gen III Engine Management
Exterior: White, blue, and yellow, period, ICI, Mobile sponsor livery


History:

Jim Miller had been racing in IMSA Camel Lights in 1988 and wanted to move up to GTP. In 1989 he purchased a Spice Chevy GTP car. He had three podium finishes with co-driver Bob Earl. The following year, Miller wanted to improve his Spice chassis, so he contracted constructor Bob Riley with ambitions of creating a car that could compete with the likes of the Nissan, Jaguar, and Porsche teams. With funding from Miller and Chevrolet, Riley began designing a high downforce, mid-engine GTP car. The result was a car well suited to the short, twisty, bumpy circuits in the IMSA Series. It was the “test bed” for the Chevrolet Intrepid GTP car.

Of Note:

Bob Riley, his son Bill, and Mark Scott went on in the late nineties to create the open cockpit MkIII for IMSA and WSC competitions, which became the most successful prototype chassis of the era, claiming 46 victories in IMSA, USRRC, Rolex Sportscar, and ALMS competitions.

Jim Miller’s company, Pratt and Miller Engineering, became an official racing arm of General Motors in 1999, and operates as Corvette Racing today. The team has won seven class victories at Le Mans and eight consecutive ALMS GT team championships (2001-2008). They also designed the Corvette C7R, which competes in the United Sports Car Championship GTLM class.

It is these two groups of racing experts that engineered “this” Spice GTP car into the prototype Intrepid. They went on to develop the famed Chevy Intrepids.

Condition:

It is in outstanding condition, mechanically and in appearance. Professional race preparation by GMT Racing in Connecticut and then to K-Hill Motorsports in Pennsylvania. Complete rebuild of all suspension corners, brakes, engine, transmission, wiring etc. Engine rebuild by Katech with 800BHP. Reworking of engine management systems to make the car very drivable. Receipts for all work performed. Very low time.

Drivers:

Jim Miller (20), Wayne Taylor (13), Bob Earl (12), Tommy Kendall (4)

Races:

Finishes 6 podiums, 4 2nd places, 1 pole position

Comments:

A very drivable, competitive car. Perfect for today’s historic events at Sebring, Daytona, and Le Mans.

Spares:

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Price:

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