Just 105 special edition Callaway Corvettes were built for the 1988 model year, and this one is for sale.
For nearly 40 years, the name Callaway has been synonymous with one thing: speed. But it wasn’t until 1987 that founder Reeves and his team would turn their focus to Chevrolet, specifically the two-door Corvette sports car. Built under Regular Production Option (RPO), Callaway would offer its first biturbo Corvette package for the C4, and make it available straight through Chevrolet dealers as a factory option.
The special edition Callaway Corvette C4 would be offered through select Chevy dealers from 1987 until 1991. But for the 1988 model year specifically, a limited number of vehicles were produced — 125 biturbo Corvettes, and just 105 of them ticked with the RPO B2K option which added horsepower and a few other features. Of the latter 105 models produced, one recently came up for sale on eBay.
This particularly pretty example has seen just 10,785 miles (17,357 kilometres) in its lifetime, spending most of its 28 years in a climate-controlled garage. Still, under the hood is a Callaway biturbo V8 capable of 420 horsepower with the Heavy Duty Wonderbar affixed, a significant bump from the 382 horsepower you’d normally get from the factory.
On the outside, it wears a subtle but noticeable Callaway AeroBody kit, an $11,600 (approx. $15,500 CAD) option when new. Things like the wheels, taillights, hood, and the central exhaust tips (a $1,290 option) were all added at the Callaway facility in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as were the front and rear Brembo brakes for added stopping power, and coilover suspension for even more cornering capabilities.
Of the mechanicals, everything remains in working order aside from a busted stereo. The seller also notes some minor exterior blemishes and cracks to the jet black paint job. Otherwise, this handsome Calloway Corvette has a "Buy It Now" price of just $33,950 (approx. $45,500 CAD) — an affordable option for any hardcore Corvette enthusiast.