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  • 1998 Riley & Scott Mk III

IMSA GT/USRRC

The best known and most successful endurance and road racing cars from 1995 to 2005 were the Riley & Scott Mk IIIs. Designed and built by famed chassis designer Bob Riley in Indianapolis, the Mark III was built in several evolutionary forms over its lifetime. This car, which was raced in 1998 and 1999 in IMSA GT and USRRC competition, is chassis number 11 of 21 constructed during that two-year period, and was campaigned by Matthews-Colucci Racing. Five other teams raced the Mark III during this period, including the Riley & Scott factory team and the perennial powerhouse, Dyson Racing. Over the two seasons, those two teams dominated, compiling a race-winning record that included a first at the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Manufacturers Championship for Ford in the USRRC, and the Constructors Championship for Ford in IMSA GT. The Matthews-Colucci car was driven by Jim Matthews, David Murray, Tom Kendall, Danny Sullivan, Hurley Haywood, Derek Bell, and Stefan Johansson. It was later sold to financiers, Dale and Don Whittington. It has been restored as presented here to its specification and livery as it was raced in 1998.