|The GTP Corvette series of cars were amongst the best looking sportscars of the 1980s, purposeful and beautifully proportioned whilst echoing the design of the Corvette road-car.
HU8811-01 was known as the Peerless GTP Corvette and was fitted with a V8 engine as opposed to the turbo V6 powerplants fitted to the Hendricks GTP Corvettes.
While it was owned by Peerless this car ran a 410 aluminum Donavan small block in the IMSA series. The car took part in six IMSA races, three in 1988 and three in 1989, always qualifying in the top ten, the best finish was 4th at Colombus in 1988. Drivers for 1988 were Jack Baldwin and David Hobbs while in 1989 Jacques Villeneuve and Scott Goodyear did the honours. It later had a 10.2 litre Eagle (nothing to do with Gurney) engine installed for the 1990 Le Mans 24 Hr. race. Sadly it failed to qualify when an alternator problem caused a lights/electronics failure and the team were unable to qualify all their drivers.