Lot 216

1988 Chevrolet Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo Convertible


$56,000 USD | Sold

United States | Phoenix, Arizona



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  • Offered from a private collection
  • Purchased new from Reeves Callaway; single owner
  • Less than 10,300 miles from new
  • One of just 125 produced in 1988
  • Perfect entry for Radwood

Nineteen eighty-seven marked a special year for the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the first year in which Reeves Callaway modified Chevrolet’s latest sports car and forever cemented his name in the world of performance tuning.

Using his prior knowledge from modifying BMWs and Alfa Romeos, Callaway set to work producing a twin-turbo kit for the C4 Corvette. Upon purchasing the car, owners could choose to have their Corvette sent directly from the Bowling Green plant in Ohio to Callaway’s shop in Old Lyme, Connecticut. From there, Callaway and his team would do an engine breakdown, perform some internal modifications, and then bolt on their custom turbos. The stock C4s produced a modest 240 horsepower and 340 foot-pounds of torque; however, after Callaway’s modifications, the C4 developed a much more respectable 382 horsepower and 562 foot-pounds of torque. For 1988 just 125 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes were produced.

This 1988 Callaway Corvette was purchased new from Reeves Callaway and driven back from Old Lyme, Connecticut, to the West Coast. Finished in the classic combination of Bright Red over black with a black convertible top, it rides on Dymag five-spoke Callaway wheels. The interior features a host of accessories, including a Delco Bose audio cassette player, with Corvette factory tapes, as well as an aftermarket Uniden BearTracker radar system. The Callaway-modified engine is paired to a four-speed manual transmission. The car has traveled less than 10,300 miles from new. Offered with the car are the Callaway Corvette original owner’s manuals with pen and Mini Maglite, Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo promotional folio, and factory literature. Further, the Corvette also comes with a custom Callaway bra to protect the front end during long-distance travel.

A single-owner example from new, this low-mileage 1988 Callaway Twin Turbo convertible is the perfect Radwood entry.