From Automobile and Driver
- Reportedly quantity 12 of 125 twin-turbo Callaway Corvettes inbuilt 1988, this instance up for public sale on Convey a Trailer is a drivable traditional with a verified historical past.
- Current dyno runs reveal 476 horsepower and greater than 600 lb-ft on the rear wheels.
- With solely 67,000 miles on the odometer and a clear Texas title, it is possible we can’t see a comparable instance for fairly a while.
Though the Chevrolet Corvette C4 hasn’t but risen to the identical heights of collector desirability as say, the Porsche 911 S/C and 911 Carrera of the identical period, its day within the solar is certainly on the horizon. Earlier than the remainder of the world catches on and drives the value of C4 Corvettes to equally unrealistic highs, take a second to contemplate this 1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Callaway Twin-Turbo up for bids on Convey a Trailer. Removed from a concours car-the itemizing mentions scratches across the door handles, worn weatherstripping, and a repainted rear bumper and hatch on account of fading-this C4 is a perfect driver, a car you will not be afraid to take to the seaside on sizzling summer season nights and park at soccer video games within the fall. And that is to not even point out the listing of Callaway mods that reads like a high-performance love letter from the late 1980s.
Reportedly car quantity 12 of the 125 twin-turbo fashions produced by Callaway for the 1988 mannequin 12 months, the twin-turbocharged 5.7-liter V-Eight includes a TPiS ZZi9 camshaft, upgraded pushrods and curler rockers, bigger major and secondary gasoline injectors, a ported consumption, and a Be Cool aluminum radiator. The customized exhaust dates to early 2019, and an ECUMaster digital engine tuner helps to dial in efficiency. Clocked on a dyno, the mods conspire to provide 476 horsepower and greater than 600 lb-ft of torque on the rear wheels. For good measure, the present proprietor additionally not too long ago changed the water pump and entrance crank seal, rebuilt the grasp cylinder and brake booster, and fitted new KYB dampers in entrance and adjustable Koni items within the rear. A set of 17-inch Dymag five-spoke wheels put on Goodyear Eagle F1 tires with 2006 date codes, and Hawk HPS brake pads reside in any respect 4 corners. A “Doug Nash 4+3” four-speed guide transmission-four ahead gears with an overdrive on three of them- handles the gear swaps. For an concept of what kind of thrills this powertrain can present, try our check of the 1989 Callaway twin-turbo C4 Corvette. Though there are some variations, it at the very least will get you within the ballpark.
The Vette has a reported 67,000 miles on the clock, a transparent Carfax report, and a Texas title. This no-reserve public sale may very well be your probability to get in on the subsequent massive factor whereas it is nonetheless underneath the radar.
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