1988 Chevrolet Corvette Challenge Car #5

Price: US $35,000.00 Item location: Effingham, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 3,062
  • VIN: 1G1YY2187J5113467
  • Color: White
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4+3 Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Roll Cage, Fire Extinguisher System, Racing Seats, Safety Harnesses
  • Options: Z51 Performance Suspension, Performance Brake Pads, Special Ducted Cooling, Low Restriction Exhaust, Special Corvette Challenge Emblems, Shaved Goodyear Gatorback Tires
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1988 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1984, acers John Greenwood, ave Heinz, nd Rod Millen entered a BF Goodrich-sponsored 1984 Corvette in the premiere Showroom Stock race: the Longest Day at Nelson Ledges, hio, weeping the field until mechanical gremlins put it out after nine hours. It was the only time Corvette failed to win a Showroom Stock race until the SCCA banned America’s Sports Car from the class at the end of 1987. The SCCA compensated the factory by instituting a Corvette-only Showroom Stock series for 1988. Chevrolet named it the Corvette Challenge series and, n partnership with Goodyear, xxon, nd Mid America Designs (now Mid America Motorworks), osted a million-dollar purse.
Chevrolet built 56 street-legal Corvettes with 4+3 manual transmissions and Z51 Performance suspensions. They were then shipped to Protofab in Wixom, ichigan, nd fitted with competition equipment that included a racing seat, afety harness and roll cage, fire-extinguisher system, erformance brake pads and special cooling ducting. Special Corvette Challenge emblems, ow restriction exhaust and Dymag wheels with shaved Goodyear Gatorback tires completed the modifications. Engines built at Flint were matched for consistent power output and sealed before installation. Running in support of Cart and Trans Am races, he series was broadcast on the fledgling SpeedVision network and was an instant hit with racing fans who liked the shoulder-to-shoulder action and forceful maneuvering that are inherent in any racing that places talent over technical advantage. Presented in "as-raced" condition, his 1988 Challenge Car #5 is one of only 56 built in 1988. It was originally campaigned by Precisions Auto Centers and driven by Mike Hughes in eight of the nine rounds.
The #5 Challenge Car spent 10 years on display in the New York Corvette Americana Hall Of Fame Museum. It has been bought and sold by Mike Yager, r. twice. With only 3,062 original miles, his car is one of the most original and undamaged Challenge cars in existence and an excellent candidate for vintage racing. This C4 is ready to hit the track the second you buy it!
  • Sold on bill of sale
  • Unrestored, till sits as it was last raced
  • Never wrecked
  • 1 of 56 built in 1988
  • Shipped to Protofab in Wixom, I for performance upgrades
  • 3,062 original miles
  • 4+3 manual transmission
  • Driven by Mike Hughes in 8 of 9 races
  • Racing seats
  • Roll cage
  • Safety harnesses
  • Low restriction exhaust
  • Special ducted cooling
  • Corvette Challenge emblems
  • Shaved Goodyear Gatorback tires
  • Dymag wheels
  • Performance brake pads
  • Z51 performance suspension
  • Includes historical documentation and some original paperwork