1988 Chevrolet Corvette Challenge Race Car

1988 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Performance

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Fastback
Trim: Z51 Performance
Year: 1988
Mileage: 37670
VIN: 1G1YY2189J5113471
Color: Red/White
Engine: Tuned Port Injection 350
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Doug Nash 4+3
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boerne, Texas, United States

Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1988

History -Following the 1987 season Porsche howled so loudly in protest that the SCCA banished Corvettes from the series. To compensate Chevrolet for that ruling, the SCCA established the Corvette Challenge series, posting a million-dollar purse with backing from Goodyear, Exxon, and Mid America Designs. Chevrolet built 56 street-legal racing Corvettes, equipping them with 7-speed manual transmissions and Z51 Performance suspensions. They were then sent to Protofab in Wixom, Michigan, and fitted with competition equipment that included a racing seat, safety harness and roll cage, a fire extinguisher system, performance brake pads and special cooling ducting. Special Corvette Challenge emblems, low-restriction exhaust and Dymag wheels with shaved Goodyear Gatorback tires completed the modifications. Engines built at the Flint engine plant were matched for consistent power output and sealed before installation.

The high-speed, fender-rubbing competition helped build Corvette's reputation as a world-class sports car at a time when competition from Porsche's evolving 911 and 944 series, BMW's new M variants, and even the Mustang GT was heating up. Better still, the series attracted stars like Indy 500 winner Johnny Rutherford, Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, future Corvette GTP driver Tommy Kendall, Juan Manuel Fangio II, future factory Corvette C5-R driver Andy Pilgrim, Peter Cunningham, and this car's drivers Todd Herman & Mike Engelage, among many others.

Highlights - Panther Lift Car (Sponsor) purchased from Malcom Konner Chevrolet,Ex Owner Mike Yager Car,Driven by Todd Herman/Mike Engelage,Tuned Port Injection 350 Engine,Doug Nash 4+3 Transmission,Z51 Performance Option,Profab (Pratt & Miller Engineering), Prepared #157-009,Titled, Licensed, & Registered

Race Ready - Compliant with SVRA Rules (FIA & SFI). Raced in numerous SVRA Races such as Sebring, Watkins Glen, NOLA, COTA, & etc. New high performance engine freshly rebuilt with less than 5 hours. Custom Fuel Safe Fuel Cell, Dewitts High Performance Radiator, SPAL High Performance Fan, Derale Oil Cooler, Canton Oil Pan, Canton Accusump Oil Accumulator, Upgraded Brake Calipers, Cryogenic Rotors, Corbeau Racing Seat, QA1 Twin Tube Adjustable Shocks, & much more.

Original Parts - Original engine (matching numbers wrapped in plastic), new rebuild. I have all the parts that were removed for racing as originally purchased. This car could be easily restored back to the as originally raced condition.

Spare Parts - I have a large container of spare parts such as multiple sets of new brake pad, rotors, Braided Stainless Steel Brakes Lines, assortment of hose, & etc.Two spare sets or wheels & tires; one set is BF Goodrich G-Force (Rain Tires), & one set of Hoosier Slicks.