GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby monzaaddict » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:03 am

I came across this thread again. I don't think the car was originally built for congressman ken gray but it was in his museum at one point. I believe this is the same car that was on the cover of one of the ho7 registry newsletters. I talked to ( can't remember the guys name who wrote the registry) and he told me the owner of the car at the time thought it was a banshee by briggs chevrolet. It was yellow at the time ( you can see yellow paint under the red).

I would think that the only shop that had access to the imsa panels that early (1974) would have been Dekon Engineering in Libertyville Illinois.
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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby stage169 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Interesting!
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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:24 am

NOS parts with GM part numbers, posted by monzaaddict in Craigslist area, https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/pts/6153150486.html

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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby stage169 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:44 am

Wow!
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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby monzaaddict » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:07 pm

pretty sure this is the car now
al gloddeck's 1975 chevrolet monza ( scroll to 15th picture)
https://www.musiccityaaca.club/member-s-rides
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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby monzaaddict » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:38 pm

here is some info on the bob birchmeier who owned diversified glass products

http://www.cruisenewsonline.com/1955Che ... ature.html

"1969, when Bob started a fiberglass manufacturing business named Diversified Glass Products. He also got married to his wife, Sonja, to whom he is still happily married. Now being self employed and married his cars took a back seat, though he was still very heavy into custom work through his business. They built all of the bodies for the IROC race cars from the start of the series to the end. From that recognition they got the job to do the Indy car bodies for Penske and Patrick Racing for years. Then it was on to GM Motorsports, for which they built all the wide body parts for all Corvette, Camaro, Trans Am, Monza, Buick, Pontiac, Chevy, Oldsmobile and Fiero teams. They also did GTP cars for Corvette and Jaguar Group 44, Can Am bodies for Hobart Racing, and many pace cars for PPG. Plus there were show cars for GM, and some movie cars including the Knight Rider, Batmobile, Bat boat and the Duck. There were many one-off show cars for Carl Casper, and one that won the Detroit Ridler Award."

retired in florida

Bob Birchmeier
Active New Port Richey, FL — President for Aristida Homeowners' Association, Inc.
Mailing Address
5837 TROUBLE CREEK ROAD
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 34652

http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/Corpor ... atType=PDF

here is the email for the guy a few pages back that owned the dgp fiero and knows bob Rborecky@Roadrunner.com
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Re: GM Dealer-sold IMSA Monza

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:43 pm

Great find, thanks.

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