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Cheetah chassis numbers



John Plaisted Cadillac-powered car:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
Cheetah Cadillac Special Cadillac 1955   John F. Plaisted   Unrestricted special raced by Plaisted in the second half of fifties.

First known Cheetah that appeared in sports car racing.




Cheetah Racing Cars, Australia:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
Clubman           Several of these cars were built. With no detailed info, they are know to make appearances in Austrian Sports Car Championship between 1975 and 1982. maybe even more.

The Cheetah Clubman was made by Cheetah Racing Cars. They were all made by Brian Shead in Australia. They were almost all racing cars. The first car was made in 1960.




Bill Thomas-built Cheetah cars:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
Cheetah #1 Chevrolet 1963 Sports Chevrolet Engineering   Red Aluminum body. Never raced.
Cheetah #2 Chevrolet 1963 Sports Bill Thomas => Friendly Chevrolet => Jerry Entin => Denny Doherty Red Aluminum body. Denny Doherty converted to a street car. {at some point crashed, rebodied in fiberglass and listed also as #16}
Cheetah #3 Chevrolet 1964 Sports Ralph Salyer   Blue Fiberglass body. Became Cro-Sal Special, the only Cheetah converted to a Roadster.
Cheetah #4 Chevrolet   Sports Bud Clusserath   Red Fiberglass body.
Cheetah #5 Chevrolet   Sports Bardahl {destroyed in Daytona 1964 by Jerry Grant} Yellow
Cheetah #6 Chevrolet   Sports Bardahl / Alan Green Chevrolet => Jerry Copley (1966) => Barry Grant (1967) =>=> Rob Pinkham (1972) => Fred Yeakel (1989~2013) Red; Later assigned VIN BTC 003 by Rob Pinkham when unable to get any original number from Bill Thomas.
Cheetah #7 Chevrolet   Street Alan Green Chevrolet   Green Street Car
Cheetah #8 Chevrolet   Street Tom Fredckin => Skip Gunnell Blue Street Car; Later converted by Gunnell to race it in vintage events.
Cheetah #9 Chevrolet   Street/Sports Jack Goodman => James Phillips Silver Street Car occasionally raced in California Club events.
Cheetah #10 Chevrolet   Dragster Don Greib {destroyed in fire in Bill Thomas factory } Red Drag Race Car
Cheetah #11 Chevrolet         Super Cheetah (65 Cheetah)
Cheetah #12 Chevrolet   -     Bare frame, never completed
Cheetah #13 Chevrolet   -     Bare frame, never completed
Cheetah #14 Chevrolet   -     Bare frame, never completed
Cheetah #15 Chevrolet   Sports Hurst/Allstate   Rebodied #1 car: White Fiberglass body.
Cheetah #16 Chevrolet   Sports Jerry Entin??   Rebodied #2 car: Blue Fiberglass body.

Cheetah had no official chassis number. The list is based on records kept by Robert Ryan who was employed at Bill Thomas Race Cars at the time the Cheetahs were produced.




Cheetah Automobile Switzerland (Chuck Graemiger) built cars:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
G01 Ford Cosworth 1974 Group 5/72 Charles Graemiger   Entered in 2 World Championship race but never appeared.
G501 Ford/Hart 1975 Group 5/72 Charles Graemiger    
G601/1 BMW 1976 Group 6/76 Charles Graemiger => Daniel Brillat  
G601/2 Ford 1977 Group 6/76 Charles Graemiger    
G602 BMW 1980 Group 6/76 Charles Graemiger   Entered already in Le Mans 1977.
G603 Ford Cosworth 1983 Group C1 Charles Graemiger    
G604 Aston Martin 1984 Group C1 Charles Graemiger    





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