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Cars > Challenges > “Woodie” Vs “Super Stinger”


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Hilliard, Ohio
United States

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States


1941 ford woodie


1966 Chevrolet Corvair Sports Prototype Racer

“Super Stinger”

Photo of: 1941 ford woodie
Photo of: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair

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About “Woodie”

bought this body for $.50 and thought it was to cool to cut up. the frame and engine came from a box of parts I bought for $2.00 and Ijust added pieces and part.

About “Super Stinger”


I am a big fan of Don Yenko's Corvair Stingers. The Stinger was his first foray into C.O.P.O. cars, establishing himself and his dealership as a legitimate manufacturer of limited-production performance cars. The Stinger was his only trus Sports Car, with all subsequent cars being straight-line oriented. My "Super Stinger" phantom takes the concept one logical step further: What would have happened if Don Yenko had wanted to compete in the highest levels of Sports Car racing, endurance races like LeMans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the Sebring 12-Hour? He would need something much more formidable than a production-based Stinger to have any chance at that level of competition, against such cars as Porsche 904's, Ferrari LM's, and Matras. My model is a full tube-frame chassis with a midships-mounted Corvair-based 12-cylinder driving through a modified Borg-Warner T-10 based Corvair 4-speed transaxle. It's wheelbase is extended well beyond the length of the standard Corvair, both for improved handling and to create room for the long engine to fit in the car while allowing enough room for the driver!


Specs for “Woodie”

No specifications listed.

Specs for “Super Stinger”

5.6L (342 c.i.d.) Corvair-based, air-cooled horizontally opposed 12-cylinder engine with 12 Carter carburetors.
(All stats estimated)
425 h.p.
440 lb.ft torque
0-60: 2.9 seconds
1/4 mile: 9.9 secs
Cornering: 1.02g

Full tube-frame chassis

4-speed Borg-Warner T-10 based Corvair transaxle

Alloy lace-spoke wheels


Factory Options for “Woodie”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Super Stinger”

None. This is a purpose-built race car.


Mods for “Woodie”

No modifications listed.

Mods for “Super Stinger”

The entire model is modified in one way or another. I used the engines from two Corvair models and "Siamesed" them into a single powerplant. The chassis is constructed from polystyrene tubing "Birdcage" space-frame style. All body mods are homemade - no parts from other kits were used with the exception of the wheels and tires from a Monogram Trans Am GTA kit and Talbot racing mirrirs from my parts box. The paint job in the official American racing (and Yenko Stinger) colors of white with blue stripes is all paint - no deacls were used.


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Points for Woodie Total Votes Points for Super Stinger
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