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1988 Twin Turbo Corvette

This Callaway Corvette started with an order that was placed by the original owner on January 18, 1988. The order was placed with “Z” Frank Chevrolet 6060 North Western Avenue, Chicago Illinois.  The original order form # 48736 showed the following equipment on this Special Order Corvette.

·         Callaway Twin Turbo

·         Sport Back Seats

·         G 92 Performance Axle

·         Z52 Sport Handling Package

·         Bose Music System

·         Auto Transmission

·         Rear Wing

The Build Sheet reflects this Corvette was scheduled for February 22, 1988, with the sequence number 0113111.  The Build Sheet and Window Sticker show ship to Callaway Engineering, 3 High Street, Old Lyme Ct.

The original owner picked up the completed Callaway from “Z” Frank Chevrolet on April 15, 1988.  At the time of pick up the odometer had a reading of 52 miles, which is mandatory testing and validation per Callaway Engineering.

The window sticker reflects an amount of $33,540.  The breakdown from Callaway included, Callaway base twin turbo package $25,895, Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 Transmission with Laylock Overdrive $6,500, and Optional Leather Interior Package $550.  Final delivery cost from dealer - $63,334.03.

This Callaway was retrofitted with the Aerobody Package when it was available from Callaway Engineering.  The original owner also had all of the mechanical updates that were offered through 1991, which included the Wonder Bar Air Intake, larger and improved Turbos, Hood Intercoolers Vents, and improved Thermostat and Radiator. The original owner also opted for the Aeromask.

This Callaway changed hands to its current owner, on May 2, 2000. The only modification has been the addition of parade strobe lights, as this Callaway has been used to lead several parades and was used at the 2003 Bloomington Gold Road Tour. This Callaway was invited to 2004 Bloomington Gold Special Collection.

This Callaway is listed on the Callaway Registry as one of one Aerobody Coupe Automatic Transmission Callaways in 1988.  According to reports, less than 56 Automatic Transmission Callaways were produced on the B2k run from 1987 to 1991.

 June 25th 2004 this automobile was selected for display the Bloomington Gold Special Collection. At this time this car was personally autographed by Reeves Callaway
The Bloomington Gold Special Collection is a group of the automobiles that are the rarest and most exciting corvettes ever built.

August 17th 2007 GM invited this Callaway to be on display  in the Birmingham Triangle for the 13th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

August  2009  this Callaway was part of Geneva Concours D’ Elegance 5th Annual Event   which showcases nearly 200 premier antique, classic, and special interest cars from around the world.  The purpose of the event, was to showcase the heritage, artistic significance, and engineering innovations of the automobile.

Callaway Corvette

Twin Turbo Corvette




Production Numbers
RPO Description Price< Production
1YY07 Base Coupe $31,545 16,663
1YY67 Base Convertible $36,785 9,749
B2K Callaway Twin Turbo $26,995 69
NA B2K Coupe w/ Automatic Transmission NA 10
NA B2K Convertible w/ Automatic Transmission NA 15

From The Corvette Black Book by Michael Antonick:  "RPO B2K generated a specific equipment build with standard engines at the Corvette assembly plant. The cars were then sent to Callaway's Connecticut shop for installation of Callaway-modified twin-turbo engines."

The following information comes from Car and Driver, May, 1989:

Model: Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo Aerobody
Vehicle Type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, two passenger, two door coupe
Price As Tested: $71,361
Options: base Chevrolet Corvette, $31,545; Callaway conversion, $26,995; Callaway Aerobody, $6500; FX3 adjustable suspension, $1695; Corvette preferred-equipment group #1 (consists of automatic air conditioning, sound system and power driver's seat), $1163; leather upholstery, $1025; bronze colored liftoff roof panel, $615; Z61 performance-handling package, $575; power passenger's seat, $240; illuminated driver's-side visor mirror, $58; freight, $950
Standard accessories: power steering, windows and locks, A/C, cruise control, tilt steering, rear defroster
Sound system: Delco-GM/Bose AM/FM-stereo radio/cassette, 4 speakers
Type: turbocharged and intercooled V-8, iron block and aluminum heads
Bore/Stroke: 4.00 x 3.48 in., 101.6 x 88.4 mm
Displacement: 5,733cc, 350 cu. in.
Compression: 7.5:1
Engine-control system: Callaway/Chevrolet electronic with port fuel injection
Emissions controls: 3-way catalytic converter, feedback fuel-air-ratio control, EGR, auxilliary air pump
Turbochargers: 2 Rotomaster T04 Compac
Waste gate: integral
Maximum boost pressure: 10.8 psi
Valve gear: pushrods, hydraulic lifters
Horsepower: 382 bhp @ 4,250 rpm
Torque: 562 lbs. ft. @ 2,500 rpm
Redline: 5,500 rpm
Type: 6-speed
Final-drive ratio: 3.54:1 limited slip
Gear Ratio MPH/1000 rpm Max test speed
1st 2.68 7.8 43 mph (5500 rpm)
2nd 1.80 11.6 64 mph (5500 rpm)
3rd 1.31 15.9 87 mph (5500 rpm)
4th 1.00 20.6 115 mph (5500 rpm)
5th 0.75 27.8 153 mph (5500 rpm)
6th 0.50 41.6 170 mph (4100 rpm)
Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase: 96.2 in.
Track, front/rear: 59.6/60.4 in.
Length: 179.0 in.
Width: 71.0 in.
Height: 46.7 in.
Frontal area: 19.4 sq. ft.
Ground Clearance: 4.3 in.
Curb weight: 3,500 lbs.
Weight dist., % f/r: 51/49
Fuel capacity: 20.0 gal.
Oil capacity: 6.0 qt.
Water capacity: 16.7 qt.
Type: full-length frame integral with body
Body material: fiberglass reinforced plastic
Steering, Suspension, Brakes
Suspension: F:  ind., unequal-length control arms, plastic leaf spring, 3-position cockpit-adjustable shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
R:  ind., fixed-length half-shafts, 2 lateral links and 2 trailing links per side, plastic leaf spring, 3-position cockpit-adjustable shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering type: rack and pinion, power assisted
Turns, lock to lock: 2.0
Turning circle: 40.0 ft.
Brakes: F:  12.9 x 1.1 in. vented discs with vacuum assisted ABS
R:  11.9 x 0.8 in. vented discs with vacuum assisted ABS
Wheels: Dymag 5-spoke, cast magnesium alloy, 17 x 9.5 in.
Tires: Goodyear Eagle ZR40, P275/40ZR-17
Test inflation pressures, F/R: 40/40 psi

Manufacturer's Test Ratings
0-60 mph: 4.4 sec.
0-100: 10.5 sec.
1/4 mile: 12.9 sec. @ 111 mph
Top speed: 191 mph
Fuel Economy EPA city driving:  14 mpg
EPA highway driving:  25 mpg
C/D observed fuel economy:  17 mpg

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