Four C4 Corvette Challenge Racers Headed to Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction

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Four C4 Corvette Challenge Racers Headed to Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction


Updated with sold prices on 1/20/2017

Take a trip back to the Corvette C4 days at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction beginning Jan. 14.

While C4 Corvettes don’t always get respect now, back in the day, these Corvettes were some of the hottest cars around.

In fact, the C4 dominated the SCCA Showroom Stock series so much that the SCCA finally banned it from competing. Not worry, though, to keep Chevy fans happy, the SCCA quickly came up with a Corvette-only Showroom Stock series under the Corvette Challenge name.

Identical Corvettes and top-notch drivers combined to make this series a hit, but unfortunately the Corvette Challenge lasted just two years, victim of rising costs.

But now, thanks to Barrett-Jackson, you can relive some of those glory days with three Corvettes from the Challenge series up for auction, including:

Lot #538 – Raced every race, this is one of 29 built. As is off track. With one owner since 1989, this is equipped with 6-speed manual transmission. Sold $30,800

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Lot #558 – This 1988 factory-built Corvette Challenge was driven by Randy Ruhlman. As-is and off-track in 1988. One of 50 built, it’s had a single owner since 1988. Sold $19,800

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Lot #559 – 1987 Escort Enduro Race Car. Kim Baker team car. Restored to 1987 24-hour victory livery. 1987 Team Champion. Raced in club racing throughout the mid-1990s. 4-speed manual transmission. Yellow over black. Sold $22,000

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Lot #560 – 1993 Corvette. Raced in World Challenge, this was part of a two-car team. Multiple podium finished. 6-speed manual transmission. White with checkerboard black-and-white rear end. Sold $20,350

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Source:
Barrett-Jackson

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello.Jan. was really surprised to see how cheap they sold for.those who don,t own them buy them now.vintage racing in becoming more popular and these car are perfect for beginners. Wish I had more room for more cars.

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