Are you looking for a pristine, numbers matching show car? Are you wanting a perfect car for a show that has never seen rain/snow/weather? Are you looking for a garage queen?
This isn't your car.
For sale is a 1988 Corvette Coupe, Z51 manual trans (4+3). Car has been mechanically gone through from top to bottom including a new suspension, brake system, clutch system, engine, driveline ... lets say it's a driver. Car runs and drives well after fresh engine rebuild with upgrades. It is not the prettiest car, the interior is "meh" and definitely needs some lovin'. Body is straight, but 25 years is a long time of for that plastic body to see the elements. Car spent the first 21 years in Arkansas before I brought it up to Indiana. It's been parked for winters and what steel is in the car is mostly rust free.
email me for more pics, I have 30+ more pics.
Hawk HPS pads front/rear
Goodrich brake lines
Reman master cylinder
Flushed entire brake system with fresh fluid
Poly bushings in all rear control arms
NOS GM front control arms with bushings/ball joints.
Bilstein Z51-spec shocks
Sway bar bushings front/rear
6 new u-joints
balanced all 3 drive shafts
New input/output seals on trans/OD unit
Royal Purple trans/diff fluid
Rebuilt stock Z51 rack
New outer tie rods
new inner tie rods
new power steering pump
new pressure hose
flushed old fluid for new
Stock L98 block bored .030 over, deckedTurned stock crankNew mains/rods/cam bearings (federal mogul).030 flattop pistons (compression ration ~10.46:1)Comp Cams Cam, lifters, pushrods, double roller timing set (CompCams CS-266H-R14, .500I, .510E, 114* lobe sep, 266I/276E duration)New valves, 3-angle valve job, new valve seats, fel-pro sealsHedman Long tube headers cerama-coated by Pro-Kote Indy in/out.MiniRam intake with rails LT1 injectors AFPRTPiS A.I.R. Pump eliminator kit.New Water pumpMelling High volume Oil Pumpsmall cap distributor with new pick/up and module.New external coil.New Knock sensor/wiring
Car runs great, stops great, handles great. Seats are generic eBay racing seats. They have great bolstering and sit about an inch lower than the broken stock seats they replaced. The AC DID work after I recharged it, but it leaked fast. It only lasted me about 2 weeks before it no longer cooled. Likely needs all new o-rings in the lines as they were dried/cracked when I took them off to pull the engine. The 4+3 trans works like new. The OD unit shifts like it's supposed to. I've always used it as a 5th gear.
Interior needs carpet and door panels.
Passenger window motor died, I have the new motor but have not had the time to replace it. Since I'm selling it, I likely won't have the time/desire.
Tint on the passenger window looks like hell (previous owner installed) and needs to come off.
Seals are 25 years old and they are original. Do I need to say more?
The body needs paint and the rear bumper cap filled/sanded. It's old. It's original.
Obviously looks have not been my priority. Making the car solid and fast was. If I had it apart, and there was any question of condition, it got replaced. Look at the list of things replaced.... I didn't skimp. Time has come for me to move on. I've got a lot invested, just need to sell so I can fund the next project from my vehicular ADD.
Can Help deliver for cost of gas (round trip from 46052 @ 14mpg) and depending on distance lunch.
Chevrolet Corvette for Sale
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:30:00 EST
Word has it General Motors may offer as much as 700 horsepower in the C7 Corvette ZR1. Motor Trend reports the next Corvette Z06 will continue to rely on its naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 engine for thrust, but the lump will deliver substantially more power. How much more? MT says the engine could deliver up to 600 ponies. That's a jump of 95 horsepower over the current Z06, though no figures have been finalized as of yet. Right now, GM is reportedly waiting to see what sort of grunt it can glean from the next ZR1.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:58:00 EST
The automaker has already made it clear it will resurrect the LT5 name for the new supercharged V8, and if GM is already pulling 600 from the Z06, the big dog ZR1 would theoretically offer 700 horsepower. Either way, the range-topping Corvette will be suitably insulated from its less potent siblings. Stay tuned. We aren't likely to see the Z06 for at least a year, with the ZR1 trailing along at some point there after.
PickupTrucks.com has gone and thrown the latest batch of half-ton pickups into a cage match to see who would come out on top. The site put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, 2013 Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan through a battery of tests. Those included 0-60 miles per hour acceleration, 60-0 mph deceleration, fuel economy, a hill climb, and payload and towing. They even threw the rigs on an autocross course to evaluate overall handling. Each truck was given points based on how it scored in each evaluation.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:57:00 EST
Who came out on top? Somewhat surprisingly, the 2013 Ford F-150 walked away with the gold, though fewer than 50 points separated first and fourth place. Head over to PickupTrucks.com to read the full evaluation and the final results. You may be shocked to see exactly where some of the segment's newest additions placed. You can also watch a video on the test below.
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