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1988 Corvette Z51 Manual Trans on 2040-cars

US $5,500.00
Year:1988 Mileage:146297 Color: Red /

Lebanon, Indiana, United States

Lebanon, Indiana, United States
Body Type:Coupe
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:5.7L V8 TPI
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1G1YY218215119192 Year: 1988
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Trim: Z51 Coupe
Options: CD Player
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes
Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Mileage: 146,297
Sub Model: Z51 Coupe
Exterior Color: Red
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Red
Number of Doors: 2
Number of Cylinders: 8
Warranty: No warranty on 25yo vehicle
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

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.

What's new:


Hawk HPS pads front/rear
Napa Rotors
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, decked
Turned stock crank
New 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 seals
Hedman Long tube headers cerama-coated by Pro-Kote Indy in/out.
MiniRam intake with rails LT1 injectors AFPR
TPiS A.I.R. Pump eliminator kit.
New Water pump
Melling High volume Oil Pump
small cap distributor with new pick/up and module.
New external coil.
New Knock sensor/wiring
New Starter

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. 

The bad:
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. 

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