Friday, May 26, 2017

Callaway #23 of 184: 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Twin Turbo

What do you get when you mix one part 'Merican Vette, one part twin turbocharged power, and one part sketchy build quality?  The answer is obvious -- a cheap car that'll be the pants off everything else from its decade of birth if it doesn't blow up.  Find this 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Twin Turbo here on eBay  bidding for $8,700 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go, located in Las Vegas, NV.



 It isn't chance that brought this car to Las Vegas -- the city that never sleeps, the city of gamblers, the city that picks your pocket and you like it.  Where else would you expect to buy a car that could just as quickly deal you a straight flush of awesome tire smoke or a 8-6 pooch of blown up parts.


When new, the entire C4 was shipped directly to Callaway's Old Lyme, CT facility where its 5.7 liter V8 was built into a twin turbocharged beast pushing out 345 horsepower and 465 ft-lbs of torque.


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2 comments:

  1. For a Corvette enthusiast, these are quite a find. I remember being a teen in high school and thinking how crazy a twin turbo Corvette was. 88 and up models got new bodywork and wheels to set it apart from the rest... although what great sleeper in it's day.

    Anybody remember the "Sledgehammer" Calloway models? Talk about stratospherically nuts... engine rated at 898hp and 772 torque. Crazy by today's standards, but can you imagine hearing those numbers in the late 80's....?? Apparently, it was driven to a recorded speed of 254mph to boot. Incredible.

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