Years from now, based on its exclusive pedigree, we suspect this 2016 Callaway SC757 Corvette Z06 might be an easier sell than other more common factory Z06s.
That’s why we’re surprised – with the clock ticking down on this eBay auction that ends at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8 – no one has even placed a bid on this supercar.
Callaway Z06s are already pretty rare, but this Arctic White 7-speed beauty goes even a step further as it’s being used as the Callaway company’s executive demo vehicle for none other than the man himself, Reeves Callaway!
“We used this car the past 20 months for promotion of the Callaway Package for the Z06 Corvette, featuring the Callaway GenThree Supercharger as the cornerstone for its performance,” the eBay listing says.
Indeed, the new owner will be getting a “celebrity car,” if you will, considering that its 29,100 miles have included numerous cross-country trips to Corvette events and other promotional activities, coast-to-coast – not to mention being featured on several magazine/blogs and TV/video programs, including Motorweek TV.
Even though ordinary Z06 prices are falling now into the 50s and low 60s, this one seems to be offered at a very fair price even at the “Buy It Now” price of $84,900. Especially considering that it’s loaded with factory options to start with, including the top-of-the-line 3LZ package, along with the Z06 Performance Option Group that includes carbon ceramic brakes and Level 3 Aero. It also has the Black Suede Design Package that features high gloss carbon fiber instrument panel trim, Jet Black interior with leather seating surfaces and sueded microfiber seat inserts, instrument panel, and door inserts, and sueded microfiber wrapped steering wheel.
Then there’s the fact that it has the Callaway GenThree Supercharger “packed full of features, delivering maximum efficiency and performance from the heart of its TVS2300 Eaton rotor pack,” the ad notes.
That Eaton rotor pack was selected for its high thermal efficiency, OEM-certified quality, and service-proven reliability, Callaway says, noting that since it doesn’t have to fit under a stock hood, the rotor pack is 32 percent larger than the stock Z06’s.
In case you’re worried about the increased performance numbers (757 horsepower, up 107 from the stock Z06) causing problems with overheating, as has been the case with some stock models, don’t be.
Callaway says its system features a TripleCooled design that eliminates the “heat soak” phenomenon inherent with supercharging, providing a more consistent lap-to-lap performance at the track and run-to-run performance at the dragstrip, as well as eliminating power loss during extended towing or hauling.
The company points out that it originally invested $134,411 to purchase this Z06, including the Callaway SC757 package and options, plus XPEL clear film on the whole front and side surfaces, professional 35 percent window tint, fender arches painted carbon flash metallic, and more. “It would cost even more today to replace!!” the ad says.
The car is said to be in “great condition, like new,” though they do note “in the interest of disclosure” that there are “only a few discreet marks on the driver’s upper side door panel which are too slight to photograph” and “a few stone chips near brake ducts and such.”
Overall, though, the seller notes, “As of today, we would not hesitate to get into the car and drive it across the country. It needs nothing but a new owner.”
Could you soon be sitting where Reeves Callaway himself has sat for the past 20 months?
Dale Jr. Drives a Callaway SC757 to 180 MPH at Talladega on NBCs TODAY Show
[PICS] Callaway Takes Over the Corvette Museum for 30th Anniversary Exhibit
[VIDEO] MotorWeek Tests the 2016 Callaway SC757 Corvette Z06