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Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Purchased from the original owner’s family in 2008, Adam Tuckman’s 1971 Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette is the last built, highest-optioned and most original known. Between 1969 and 1971, Joel Rosen produced just 12 GTs.
On June 3, 1971, Dr. Henry Rollings took delivery of his  air-conditioned, 500+ horsepower, 1971 Phase III GT from Joel Rosen at Motion Performance in Baldwin, New York. Power was supplied by a blueprinted and balanced 454 LS6 big block built to LS7 specifications and fitted with a GM high-performance hydraulic cam, open-chamber L88/ZL1 aluminum heads, headers and a Holley four-barrel. Backing up the potent Phase III engine: A massaged M40 Turbo Hydramatic, Hone overdrive and a 4.88 Posi rear.  Creature comforts include a custom button-tufted interior and stereo system and numerous power options from the factory. Thanks to the fastback rear window, there’s storage area for luggage behind the bucket seats

Dr. Rollings paid his bill ($16, 283.00), hopped into the GT’s plush interior and drove home to Savannah, GA! Between 1971 and 1989, the colorful Cardiologist who owned and piloted vintage World War II aircraft used his Phase III GT for making house calls, towing his Jaguar E-Type SCCA racecars and high-speed touring. He put more than 31,000 trouble-free miles on his unique Corvette Supercar. In 1989 he gifted his GT to his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Don Glasser. Dr. Rollings passed away in 2003.
“Dr. Rollings owned imported exotics, raced sports cars and flew restored Warbirds. Once he took a test ride in a 1970 GT that we had just finished for a customer, he was hooked,” said Joel “Mr. Motion” Rosen.

Documented by Joel Rosen for the Glassers in 2003 and again for Adam Tuckman in 2008, it is the last built and most highly optioned Phase III GT.  Other than being repainted in the 1980s, it is the most original GT known.
Dr. Rollings’ GT has been restored to exactly how Motion built it in 1971 by John Waleck, Artisan Coach Works, Hopatcong, NJ, who restored Joel Rosen’s yellow Phase III GT now owned by Dan McMichael. Gary “The Local Brush” Kupfer originally striped and trimmed Dr. Rollings’ GT in 1971 applied the finishing touches (black Phase III stripes) to the GT in 2010.
Its public debut will be at the MUSCLE CAR & CORVETTE NATIONALS in Chicago, IL. on November 20-21, 2010.
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Martyn L. Schorr
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1971 Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette

OWNER: Adam Tuckman, New York City, NY
COLOR: Classic White, black Phase III stripes
WEIGHT: 3,480 pounds. with driver
MILEAGE: 30,937
INTERIOR: Customized buttonn-tufted seats, door panels and carpeting by Master Upholstery, Newton, NJ. Increased inside stowage space for luggage because of fastback window conversion. Custom stereo and steering wheel.
EXTERIOR: Phase III GT conversion including exposed headlights, flared wheel wells, high rise hood, unique taillights,
LeMans fuel filler, remote sport mirrors, large slanted
(fastback) rear window.
RESTORATION: Artisan Coach Works, Hopatcong, NJ.
PHASE III STRIPING: Gary “The Local Brush” Kupfer
ENGINE: Phase III 500-plus horsepower LS6
BLOCK: Transplanted #512 block with four-bolt-mains
DISPLACEMENT: 454 cubic inches
HEADS: GM L88/ZL1 aluminum open chamber (3946074)
VALVES: Manley stainless 2.19-inch intake 1.88-inch exhaust
CAMSHAFT: GM high performance hydraulic
ROCKER ARMS: Comp Pro Magnum steel, 1.6 ratio
PISTONS: JE forged aluminum
CRANKSHAFT: GM forged steel
RODS: GM forged 7/16-inch steel
INTAKE MANIFOLD: Edelbrock Aluminum C427X
CARBURETOR: Holley 780-cfm (3310) four barrel
AIR CLEANER: Stelling & Hellings “fly eye”
FUEL PUMP: Dual Motion SuperPumper (Dupree) electric fuel pumps and engine-mounted HP mechanical pump
IGNITION: Reworked stock GM distributor, Phase III CD Ignition and Mallory High-Performance Coil
EXHAUST: Hooker 1 7/8-inch headers with factory side pipes
TRANSMISSION: GM M40 Turbo Hydramatic w/Sure-Shift Kit
SUSPENSION, FRONT: Stock with Koni shocks
SUSPENSION, REAR: Stock with traction bar and Koni shocks
REAR END: GM Posi with 4.88 gears. With OD, 3.42-to1.
BRAKES, FRONT: Stock power disc brakes
BRAKES, REAR: Stock power disc brakes
WHEELS: Alloy 15x8-inch Ansen Sprints
TIRES, FRONT: Mickey Thomson Indy G 60/15
TIRES, REAR: Mickey Thomson Indy L 60/15
GAS: 105 Octane
This article along with the pictures were obtained throgh the courtesy of ouir good friend and fellow Vettester Marty Schorr.
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