This 1988 Corvette is reportedly car no. 12 of just 125 twin-turbo models produced by Callaway that year. The twin-turbocharged 5.7-liter V8 engine features a TPiS camshaft, larger fuel-injectors, a ported intake and an aluminum radiator. The car also received a new, custom exhaust system that was installed earlier this year. The car’s engine also has a new water pump, a new front crankshaft seal, a rebuilt master cylinder and brake booster and new shock. The car’s engine output has been documented at 476 rear-wheel horsepower. Additionally, the engine produces more than 600lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a “4+3” Doug Nash manual transmission with overdrive.
The car’s exterior is finished in Dark Red Metallic and features a removable roof panel. The rear bumper and upper hatch assembly were reportedly repainted due to age/paint fade. The car features all of the Callaway branded badging. While the paint is not perfect, the car’s exterior appears to be in very good condition given its age. There are some minor scratches near/around the door handles and some of the door weatherstripping appears to be aged. It should be noted however that a new, replacement weatherstrip package is included with the sale of the car. The Carfax report indicates that the car is free of accidents and damage.
The car features a set of four, seventeen-inch Dymag five-spoke wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The car rides lower than stock on the aftermarket KYB shocks mounted in the front of the car and the adjustable Koni shocks in the rear. In addition to the rebuilt master cylinder and brake booster, the current seller also installed Hawk HPS brake pads on all four wheels.
Moving to the car’s interior, this 1988 Callaway Corvette’s bucket seats are trimmed in Saddle Alcantara with patterned fabric inserts. Both seats appear to be in good-to-very-good condition. The car’s carpeting appears to be in great condition throughout, though the seller has indicated that there is some wear on the driver-side carpeting. Optional equipment includes automatic climate control, an AM/FM stereo with cassette deck and a Callaway boost-pressure gauge. The car’s hybrid analog/digital dashboard works perfectly. The odometer has just under 67,000 miles.
Since purchasing the car from its previous owner in 2014, the current seller has only driven the car approximately 4,000 of the 67,000 miles currently on the odometer, meaning this car has been babied by its former owner. The car has approximately two days remaining before it sells to the highest bidder – and it will definitely sell in two days as this auction has no reserve. The car features a clean Carfax report and a clean Texas title. Currently, the car is currently selling for $13,250.00 (at the time of this publication), making this a great deal on a truly unique – and collectible – Corvette.