Today on our Vette Vues blog post, we are looking at the 1991 Corvette Callaway Speedster Brochure. We are also taking a look at the history of the Callaway Speedster and have a walkaround video for you to enjoy.
The one-and-only, record-setting 1988 Callaway Sledgehammer was up for auction recently on Bring-a-Trailer. The auction ended and on May 23, 2021, with a high bid of $500,000, but it did not meet the reserve. In researching past auctions, we learned that in 2004 at the Scottsdale Barret-Jackson auction, it sold at no reserve for $225,500.00. In 2014 at the Mecum Kissimmee auction, the high bid was $600,000 and did not sell. It’s estimated value at that time was $750,000 to $1,000,000. We will keep you posted in the future as to where the price on this historical Vette goes.
You can read about the history of this car on our blog post HISTORY OF PROJECT SLEDGEHAMMER.
The Callaway Twin-Turbo engine package was introduced in 1987 and was not a factory-installed option but buyers could order through participating Chevrolet dealers with option B2K. After four years in the Corvette catalog as Regular Production Option B2K, Callaway Twin Turbo conversions ended after the 1991 model year. The 1991 Corvette B2K option sold 71 units at an additional cost of $33,000.
In 1991 the only non-GM Corvette performance option that could be ordered as an RPO was the Callaway Twin Turbo package known as RPO B2K. Performed by Callaway Cars in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the modifications added twin intercooled turbochargers, revised engine management, and 150 horsepower, raising output to over 400.
The first 1991 Speedster appeared at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is the first car identified purely as a Callaway. The reception was amazing and Callaway prepared to make the Speedster a special edition.
Paul Deutschman-designed the bodywork.
Chip Miller’s Co-found of Corvettes at Carlisle 1991 Series 1 Callaway Speedster (Video)
Here is a short video by the Corvette Museum. Chris Chessnoe from Callaway Cars takes us through the special features of the 1991 Series 1 Callaway Speedster. This is car #10 in a series of 10, ordered as a 50th birthday gift to Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder, Chip Miller.
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