During its 5 year model run between 1987 and 1991, Callaway assembled over 500 total cars under the RPO B2K moniker. The Callaway option package was upgraded slightly each year of its 5-year run. The peak came in 1991 when the visually stunning Speedster body style was unleashed. Only 10 were produced and here’s your chance to score Speedster #007 before it’s gone.
The sleek Speedster body built on the already dramatic lines of the Aerobody equipped cars except the roof was now completely gone. It was replaced by an open air cockpit encircled by wrap around glass which easily created the best looking C4 Corvettes of all time.
Every Speedster assembled at the Old Lyme, Connecticut shop was the product of a partnership between the owner and Callaway therefore each one is unique. This example will appeal to both the James Bond and Jimi Hendrix enthusiasts in addition to the Corvette nuts. The dash plaque displays the Money Penny-approved serial number of 007 mounted in the Pink Clay Connolly leather interior. Outside, classic rockers will dig the Purple Haze exterior hue. That superb color combo is complimented perfectly by the deep red Wilton wool carpeting.
Resting under the twin snorkel hood lies the famous Callaway twin turbo L98 in its 1991 form pushing out 450 horsepower and 575 ft-lbs of torque. All that thunder gets to the Bridgestone wrapped OZ wheels via the mandatory 6-speed transmission. The automatic was no longer an option beginning with the 1990 model year. The car has travelled just 1,400 miles since new.
Callaway Speedsters don’t come up for sale very often. American Car Collector’s auction database shows only 5 results since 1998. The most recent sales listed are Speedster #008 for $121,900 in 2009 (we know what the market was like back then) and another formerly owned by director James Cameron sold for $155,000 in 2005. Based on those numbers we think the $160,000 asking price for #007 here could possibly be tick high, but each of the 2 previously mentioned whips did have higher mileage when they were offered. Plus, we think this one has the more striking color combo.
We recommend taking your freshly received income tax return and heading out to Arizona to take a look this rare Corvette. Odds are you won’t see another one for a while.