1988 Z51 Corvette
(Manual transmission - of course)
Exactly as I bought it on September 13, 2003.
With 94,417 miles.
Rear shot with top in place. So shoot me. I have for a long time made the statement that if I ever buy another black car, just shoot me. But what can I say, black simply looks the best on this body style and was therefore my first choice when searching for a C4. Silver was a distant, distant second choice.
Pretty much all stock / original. Only modification is the Edelbrock throttle body. Needs clean up and detail (winter project). But it runs well.
Bling-Bling. I was hoping the first thing I would do would
be to replace these
Interior shot (taken in previous owners garage)
Gawd, those wheels are just plain hideous!
In 1988, the hottest Corvette's were equipped with the Z-51 Performance/Handling option.
The 1988 Z-51 package:
Larger front and rear brakes
Quicker ratio steering (2 turns L to L)
Extra frame braces
Larger sway bars
Stiffer front and rear springs
Stiffer valved Bilstein shocks
H/D suspension bushings
Engine oil cooler
Power steering cooler
Heavy duty radiator with booster fan
Larger front air dam
17 X 9.5" wheels.
Total 1988 Corvette production: 22,789 (15,382 coupes).
Total 1988's with manual transmission: 4,282.
Total 1988 Z51's: 1,309.
Although these are 1990 wheels, they are identical to the 1988 Z-51 wheels except they do not have the covers over the lugs.
First show. Russ Chevrolet.
A couple pics from the PIR Grand Reopening 2008
NWCA autocross – PIR
DO NOT let anybody talk you into using hardware store nylon bushings to repair the flip up headlights. Mine worked all of three times before I had to do the entire job over – using the correct bushings of course.