1988 Corvette with 2001 LS1 and T-56 6 speed

Price: US $7,000.00 Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 197,000
  • VIN: 1G1YY2188J5103112
  • Engine size: 5.7 LS
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Chevrolet Corvette

Looking for a fellow engineer/gearhead/speed demon to inherit this project. This is a mean looking, fast beast. This has been my project hot rod, street machine for the last 10 years. I started the project when the car had 156K miles, now it has 198K. It is a reliable daily driver.It has a 2001 LS1 engine with a 6-speed T56 tranny. Big Tube MAC ceramic coated headers and a true 3" dual exhaust, with X pipe, hi-flow cats and dynomax race mufflers, as well as a K & N on a custom cold air intake. The engine is adapted to this car with aluminum engine mount adapters and runs a single serpentine belt system with 4 idler pulleys and a Samden Air compressor and steering pump all polished aluminum from Street Perfomance. The polish has not been maintained. This car is more about speed and cornering then it is about show. The motor and 6-speed are adapted properly and been trouble free for 10 years since this conversion. Right there totals up about 7K of parts on a 5K car and we've just started.Car was adapted to use the 2001 computer using an aftermarket fuze block, and dakota digital speedometer adaptor some switches and relays all done with the help of the GM service manuals for the 2001 as well as the electrical manual for the 1988.Besides being an engineer, I am a musician and ex- classic car sounds installer so I've put in an Alpine CD/MP3 head unit with USB input, two Alpine amplifiers a F-240 for the 4 corners and a M-350 for the two 10" woofers in the back deck.Windows were just tinted very dark by the Specialist here in town with their best lifetime tint to try and keep the Arizona sun out. The dash is the start of the interior re-do with handmade aluminum plates you can see in the picture. Just had brushed eventually to be polished or anodized. I am recovering the door sills. As more time goes on more little things get done so this ad will change.The clutch is a hi-po Centerforce ceramic puck disc. Good for up to 600+ hp. I was easily spinning the stock LS clutch and burnt it up. The car has urethane bushings on everything and fairly new ball joints and ujoints on the shafts.I have extras I bought that come with but haven't needed them. The tough Spicer ones are all I use.The paint was from a few years back when I had fanciful dreams of this being a show car, as well as the ground effects and wing. You can see the ghosted flames, very subtle, in the pics if you look carefully. So from sound to tint, paint and clutch we've added another 6 grand.Recently have put another 3 grand recent brand new stuff.New 4 row Aluminum race radiator and a new front fan on the AC condenser.The fuel system is a TRE 255lph pump with a brand new sending unit as the old one finally gave up last year. The pressure is controlled by an Aeromotive regulator that also supplies a return to the tank as the 2001 is a returnless system. Fuel lines were just replaced.The tires are brand new BF Goodrich 275-40ZR-17's on all four corners. The one time I took this to the track last year (pic) it did exceptionally well and topped 135 on the straightaway. (motorsport track in Wilcox on the last set of BF's)The brakes were just done with crossdrilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. The shocks were also replaced this time with the silver series KYB's. Tires, shocks, brakes, and hood/hatch shocks are all new this month.So the total project cost has been close to 20 grand, you can see why the car isn't just some 4000 dollar stock C4. But it's not for your average driver either. It's a beast and requires some muscle to drive. The clutch particularly is not for the faint of heartI prefer a local pickup but will help if you want to ship.Driving this car is a blast and you can't get anything this fast for this kind of money. I am going to try to get a video of it out on the road walking away from a C6 so you can really understand what this project is about. I think this price is a steal when you understand that 20K went into the car with endless hours of work. Ask questions and I'll do my best to answer. Shipping is entirely your responsibility but will help load it and work with your shipper when the time comes