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January 7, 2009

Three GM Rolling Chassis Available at Barrett-Jackson

By Jim Brennan


Here is something that is a bit different than your standard collectible vehicle. A rolling, functioning, bare chassis. I can understand why GM is getting rid of their SEMA vehicles, and many of their Pace Cars, but why on earth are they letting go of rolling chassis?

These are quite useful for museums, tech schools, and other displays. They would even be great at the Heritage Center once GM reorganizes, and gets back into making significant cars. See if you agree with me about each of these rolling pieces of art. Should GM Keep them, or are they just trying to raise a lot of cash? Either way, this is your chance to actually build a real dream car, if you have the means that is. Continue reading…

An actual 2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 rolling chassis is illustrated in the top image. It is scheduled for the auction block on Tuesday, January 13th. What does it include you say? Well, it looks like an engine, tires, wheels, cooling system, and that’s about all I can see, and it’s not too specific in the listing either. But just look at it! That my friends is rolling sculpture.

The second picture is a 2004 GM Kappa Rolling Chassis. The Kappa it the backbone for the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky. Again, the detail on what is included in this chassis is lacking, suffice it to say that there is a windshield, seats, and what looks like a mock up of an engine and a cooling system, so I don’t think this has any actual engine components (though I could be wrong). Still, it is a nice piece or rolling art.

Finally, there is this very unique rolling chassis. It is scheduled for the last day of the Auction, generally reserved for vehicles and items that will bring in he big money. This is a 1931 Oldsmobile chassis. Oldsmobile offered six different models for 1931 on this 112.5″ wheelbase chassis. The Inline 6 it features produced 65 horsepower. This is a real piece of automotive history, and one would hope, stay in this form instead of being used to restore another car.


Jan 8, 2009 at 8:40 am

I’d take the Olds, maybe a ratrod or something

Jan 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm

If I had the cash, I’d so buy the ZR1 Chassis and some how modify it for my Malibu’s body!

First Malibu ZR1? sounds bitchin’

Jan 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

It’s a shame for GM that they are selling off whatever they can. In the long wrong, how much will it really help?

Jan 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm

The Kappa would make a sweet drift car project!

Jan 7, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think that ZR1 Chassis looks awesome! I’ve love for it to be legal to just drive it like that.

It would be kinda like the big brother to the Arial Atom :D

Jan 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm

give me a rolling chassis it be sick

Jan 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

wow..Id take that olds chassis before the others..

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