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1987 Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo
1987 Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo

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1987 Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo

Designer: Reeves Callaway

 

Estimate: $30,000 - $45,000

 

Chassis Number: 1G1YY2181H5114169

Decoded:1=US G=GM 1=Chevrolet YY=STD Corvette 2=Hatchback 1=Manual Belts 8=L83 1=Check Digit  H=1987 5=Bowling Green KY 114169=Plant Sequential Build Number

Engine: Twin Turbo 350ci V8

Twin Turbo Tuned Port fuel injection

700R4 Overdrive transmission

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

Odometer: 14,200 Miles Actual

 

Less Than 15,000 Actual Miles

Serial Number 70 of 184

Turbo Charged 385 HP and 562 F/Lb Torque

 

The Model: By 1987, Chevrolet could see the writing on the wall.  If they wanted to keep up in the sports car market, they needed to elevate the Corvette beyond the capabilities the folks at Chevrolet were able to produce. Before Chevrolet teamed up with Lotus on the ZR1, the RPO code B2K appeared on the Corvettes order form. What arrived when that box was checked was a twin turbo master piece from Callaway Cars.  Callaway would receive the cars directly from the Bowling Green factory, slap on two turbos with intercoolers and send them on to their new owners. With the boosted V8 the B2k Corvette would produce 382 HP and a tire spinning 562 ft lbs of torque. Production number remained low because of the nearly doubled price tag, with only 184 produce in 1987.


The Car: Tagged with the serial number 70 out of those 184, this Callaway throwback shows only less than 15,000 miles on the odometer.  The paint does show some minor chipping but still shines nicely a presents well.  Inside use has apparently been done with the utmost care, with the leather buckets seats looking like the day they left Bowling Green.  Complete with both the Bose "test cassette" tape and the cassette tape with an audio explanation of the cars options. These boosted Corvettes mark the only time that Chevrolet has used an outside company for performance upgrades and made it a factory option, surely making these some of the most collectible of the era.

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