1988 CHEVROLET CORVETTE (C4) CALLAWAY TWIN TURBO

KEY FACTS

  • A rare and powerful example of the popular C4 Corvette, featuring Callaway’s sought-after AeroBody package.
  • Under the hood sits a 350ci (5.7-litre) twin-turbocharged V8 engine that sends 390hp and 570lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox.
  • A low-mileage example in very good condition for its age, and one of a relatively small number of Callaway-tuned Corvettes.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • Finished in dark purple paintwork, this Corvette sits on special 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in matching Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires.
  • The interior is finished in grey leather with a digital dashboard and electrically adjustable seats.
  • In Callaway guise, the standard iron-block 5.7-litre V8 is reworked and fitted with twin turbochargers as well as dual intercoolers. The result is a seriously impressive power and torque output. In 1989, Car and Driver magazine tested the Callaway and stated that the only other US-market car on sale with more horsepower was the Lamborghini Countach.
  • This example is not only fitted with the Callaway twin turbocharger conversion, but also the original Callaway wheels, and rare Callaway AeroBody package – as seen on the legendary ‘Sledgehammer’ car.
  • Other than these Callaway upgrades, the Corvette retains all the original features, including the original factory radio.
  • Other features include an on-board computer and electric windows, and a Callaway boost gauge.
  • This Corvette comes with good documentation along with some window stickers and trophies.

CONDITION

  • No known body damage.
  • The exterior is in good order with no dents or scratches on the visible exterior panels, though the seller has noted some minor scrapes under the front bumper.
  • The interior is described by the seller as in good condition with no rips or tears to the upholstery, though there is some surface wear and natural ageing of the leather. The dashboard appears to be in good order, with no errors or faults in the digital readouts.
  • There are no known electrical faults.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The last service was carried out by AI Design at 22,600 miles where the vehicle received new Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, replacement rear wheel bearings, braided brake lines, an oil change, brake fluid change and new rear shock absorbers.
  • Prior to this, the vehicle reportedly had regular oil changes and preventative maintenance.
  • The Massachusetts state inspection certificate expires in December 2021.

SUMMARY

A trophy-winning show car with low mileage and which has been well maintained throughout its life; this high-performance Chevrolet Corvette is one of a limited number of Callaway C4s fitted with the full twin-turbo upgrade including the 17-inch wheels and AeroBody package, making it an iconic modern classic. Presented in good order throughout, it would make a great addition to any American performance car collection.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Car Overview

  • 22,900 miles
  • manual
  • LHD
  • Purple
  • Grey / Black
  • 5.7L
  • VIN1G1YY2185J5110051


Lot Overview

  • Lot #05740
  • private Sale
  • Boston, MA, USA

Seller

  • AiDesign

Exterior  (68)

Interior  (37)

Mechanical  (18)

Documents  (1)

  • list for free
  • sell for free
  • hassle free
Sell with Us
By signing up, you agree to Collectingcars.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditionson collectingcars.com.