How many Blackbird’s were built? Total built: 112 cars
Verified March 10, 2010 while & I was @ GMMG
2001 & 2002 – Regular Blackbird — 50 + 2 prototypes
2002 – 35th Anniversary Blackbird
19 total (original run was to be 17 & 2 more were added) # 2 prototypes
(#19 Anniversary was the last Blackbird built as far as I know)
2002 – CETA (Collector Edition) Blackbird: 10 cars + 1 prototype
Year One Blackbird: 10 cars + 2 prototypes – silver — (PR-1 Year One was silver)
** Attempting to verify the correct number built – May be only 8?
Year One Edition Formula: 14 cars + 2 prototypes
** Attempting to verify correct # built – may be only 7 + prototypes?
(I only have records through car #7 am not sure cars #8-#14 were ever built. Do you know?)
If you have a photo? , car #?, name?, phone #?, City? please e-mail your info & I will add it to the site.
THIS LIST IS WORK IN PROGRESS………….
Updated build info June 3, 2013 from Pat Staton @ Year One
New information suggests 101 total BB’s – not 112 as first thought
9 YO Formula’s (7 plus 2 prototypes)
9 YO Blackbird’s (7 plus 2 prototypes)
11 CETA’s (10 plus 1 prototype)
20 35th Anniversary (19 plus 1 prototype & possibly a 2nd prototype?)
52 Blackbird’s (50 plus 2 prototypes)
How did Matt come up with #38 for the Bobby Labonte Blackbird?
At the time Tony Stewart #20 & Bobby Labonte #18 were team mates
Add 20 + 18 & you have 38
Only Matt Murphy could come up with something like this – so creative!
I was informed that PR-2 was totalled a few days after it was purchased.
And you think you are having a bad day!
Someone built a silver #21 clone – it’s a fake
#38 – Bobby Labonte Blackbird
Why was Bobby Labonte’s Blackbird numbered #38?
Bobby drove #18 (Interstate Battery) & teammate Tony Stewart drove #20 (Home Depot)
Add them together for #38
#38 BB is also White & Interstate green.
Great job Matt!
#32 Blackbird – Matt
#41 Blackbird was wrecked & totalled.
It has a salvage title as of Sept. 1 2011
IMAGE TO BE UPLOADED – 2012 POCI Nationals – Blackbird #32 – Matt
IMAGE TO BE UPLOADED – 2012 POCI Nationals – BB #32 (red) & BB #6 (NBM)- Jim’s old car
This photo is way cool! Thanks Bob.
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Pure genius! – Thanks JD
Here’s the story from the owner (T.J.) of PR-2 – April 27, 2011
You have the Blackbird PR1 as a wreck with pics, and the PR2 as still on the road. I think well positive it is the other way around.
The PR1 was never wrecked and the PR2 was the one that was wrecked. I had bought the PR2 from the INS Co, and had it restored, then took it to GMMG and had all of it put back to the original way it was, and the phase 2 package put on the car.
So PR1 and PR2 are still on the rd. PR2 was the one that was wrecked.
Thanks for the update T.J.
‘Drive till you see the face of GOD, then brake!
‘Faster & faster till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death!’
Thankfully everyone survived this one
from Jim Smith…………..
Hands down BB #34 is the best detailed GMMG I’ve ever seen. Aaron has it looking better than new.
Look at his garage – perfect in every way.
Aaron is a GMMG Registry Administrator & our BB expert.
#6 Blackbird – Andy
(was Jim Smith’s)
Why is this photo interesting?
The ‘Mystery DEI #13 Convert’ is in the photo with Blackbird #36 – White/black
#44 Blackbird NBM
Salvage title – 10/11 – 60K Miles