HomeThe MarketWant to buy a Greenwood Corvette for $5,000? Casey Putsch has one

Want to buy a Greenwood Corvette for $5,000? Casey Putsch has one

The youth-oriented not-for-profit is selling the car -- but there is a caveat.


Casey Putsch of the not-for-profit Genius Garage in Toledo, Ohio, is offering a 1969 Greenwood-bodied Corvette C3 race car, known as “Sluggy,” that has more than 90 SCCA, IMSA and Trans-Am victories in the hands of Bill “Snoopy” Wessell for a paltry $5,000… But there is a caveat.

Putsch, who’s Genius Garage program has exposed more than 50 college students to hands-on automotive and aeronautics programs, is an outspoken critic of the current bourgeois-state of the vintage and classic car world.

Putsch’s program has seen much success, and his notoriety has grown immensely with his “working-class hero” YouTube vlog that has more than 50,000 subscribers. His criticism of the specialty car markets and vintage racing are resonating with numerous people. He feels that it is the current stewards of the hobby who are preventing young people from getting involved.

So he’s selling the historic Corvette with a simple caveat: “Only a young person who will restore it, race it, and not sell it, may purchase the car. This is to keep it out of the wealthy car collector’s ‘museums’ and collections who are destroying the future of classic cars by hoarding cars and inflating the prices,” he said.

“To care about the future requires actions that are in its best interest,” he added.

You can watch the video, but know that Putsch seeks business plans from eligible buyers. You can contact Genius Garage here.

Tom Stahler
Tom Stahler
Tom Stahler is the Managing Editor of the ClassicCars.com Journal. Tom has a lifelong love of cars and motor racing – beginning with the 1968 USRRC race at Road America, in a stroller, at eight months of age. His words, photos and broadcasts can can be found on a myriad of media. He has won the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award and a Gold Medal in the International Automotive Media Awards.


  1. Your terms should be both five years and “x” number of races finished. That way you’ll know it will actually be used.

  2. Liked the presentation for the C3 Corvette, look forward to a taker.
    I’m an old dude, who races vintage Corvettes and enjoy the participation. My son also drives in vintage with a Corvette, but he is 34.

    • Casey Putsch is an interesting character who I am proud to count amongst my best friends. I like his outlook on the future of car culture — and his Genius Garage program actually puts his money where his mouth is… I would love this car in a restoration situation too — but alas! I too am an old dude… Thanks for reading, Bob!

  3. At age 63 I don’t qualify but thanks for reminding me why I restored my 73 Vette. It’s time to get some stone chips on that paint job. Keep the greasy side down. Randy

    • I saw this car race back in the early ’80s in SCCA GT1 events at Daytona when I was a teenager. It was a striped, triple-tone blue color with a white number 40 or 41. I think at one point it also had turbine-style wheels. It was a good looking Corvette race car. I have a small picture of the car at Sebring in the mid-’80s at another SCCA GT1 event. It was all white with the number 11. One of the numbers was blue and the other was red.

      This Corvette looks like a LOT of work. However, it would be cool to see someone enjoying it in vintage events. At 51, I’m too old.

  4. Not for me, I have someone in mind. Very important to have the maturity to truly understand the opportunity and the responsibility.

  5. As much as I would love to buy the Corvette and use it for my local SCCA chapter up here in Alaska, I just don’t have the ability to store and rebuild it. Properties with garages are expensive up here. I sincerely hope Casey finds someone able to return this car to the track one day.

  6. Tell Pusch to button up his shirt before his Hart falls out. An older person is too wize to invest a ton of$ into a car that will not meet value on what you spend. Try a kid with nothing between his ears and market it with all the B.S. And try to real him in!

    • Paul, I am pretty sure that is the point of Casey’s value proposition. The real payout from a restoration of this car is the learning experience and sheer enjoyment of the car — not to just flip it for more personal wealth or hoard it in a collection that won’t be shared with other enthusiasts. There are people out there who truly have passion for the car culture — and want to pass it onto the next generation.


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