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1988 Corvette Challenge Car Series

The 1988 Corvette Challenge Series was created by John Powell of Powell Motorsports. Below are some of the specifications that made them unique from regular GM Corvettes.

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Chevrolet built fifty-six identical Corvettes for the first year of the Corvette Challenge in 1988. Each wasequipped exactly the same, with all standard equipment, the 245hp Cross-Fire fuel injection engine, Doug Nash 4+3manual transmission, Z51 Performance Handling Suspension1988 Corvette Challenge Car Series - Corvette Dymag Wheels package, AC3 6-Way Power Driver Seat, UU8 Delco-Bose Stereo, Z6A Side Window and Side Mirror Defog System and 24S Blue Tint Glass Removable Roof Panel. The Corvette Challenge cars differed only in color and, since Bowling Green built Corvettes in batches of the same color, the Corvette Challenge Cars did not have sequential chassis numbers.

Protofab in Wixom, Michigan was selected by Corvette Challenge series organizer Powell Motorsports to race prepare the cars. Each received the same complement of race equipment consisting of a full roll cage, onboard fire extinguisher system, racing seats, Bilstein shock absorbers and special wheels along with other detail changes to meet the demands of highly competitive racing through a nice race season. In addition to the $33,043 price of a Corvette Challenge car, entrants paid Powell Motorsports $15,000 for the cost of Protofab's race prep and the season's entry fee.

During the 1988 season Corvette provided the Challenge cars with replacement engines with equalized performance which were factory sealed to maintain the series' focus on competition among essentially equal cars.

The 1988 Corvette Challenge cars had a unique option code from the factory, it was "B9P". The documentation from GM clearly indicates that the cars were produced for the express purpose of racing in the SCCA Corvette Challenge Series. There is documentation that identifies by serial number, all Corvettes produced with these option codes. Therefore, it is relatively easy to validate the authenticity of any Challenge car.

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Below data includes the Challenge Car Production information for 1988:

Color Information:
Original color: Produced: Converted:
Red 14 12
Black 4 3
White 25 24
Yellow 4 4
Gray 3 2
Dark Blue 4 3
Dark Red 2 2
Totals 56 50
 
Production Information:
Total cars produced: 56
Total cars converted for racing: 48
Total cars raced: 46
Total cars raced all races: 22
Total cars that won a race: 6

Click on the 1988 Corvette Challenge Car you would like to learn more about, we've also included pictures of each vehicle as well:

Izzy Sanchez, Max Jones, Paul Hacker, Wayne McNallyCorvette Challenge Car
Never Raced Challenge Car
Never Raced Corvette Challenge Car
Juan Manuel FangioCorvette Challenge Car
R. K. Smith/Brad Murphey Corvette Challenge Car
#0/30 Izzy Sanchez
#0 Never Raced
Brad Murphey Corvette Challenge Car
John Brandt, Jr. Corvette Challenge Car
Mike Hughes Corvette Challenge Car
Jack Boxstrom  Corvette Challenge Car
Mark Behm Corvette Challenge Car
#6 Jack Boxstrom
Mark WolocatiukCorvette Challenge Car
Norm Daniels, Jeff Krosnoff/David BurkeyCorvette Challenge Car
Tommy Kendall/Judd Jackson Corvette Challenge Car
Peter Lockhart Corvette Challenge Car
Louis Gigliotti Corvette Challenge Car
Bruce Jenner Corvette Challenge Car
Scott Lagasse Corvette Challenge Car
Andy Pilgrim Corvette Challenge Car
Jim Vasser Corvette Challenge Car
Tony Pio Costa Corvette Challenge Car
Todd Herman/Mike Engelage Corvette Challenge Car
Randy Pauly Corvette Challenge Car
Vinicio Salmi  Corvette Challenge Car
Bobby Archer Corvette Challenge Car
Mark Dismore Corvette Challenge Car
#28 Vinicio Salmi
Tommy Archer Corvette Challenge Car
Bill Cooper Corvette Challenge Car
Ken Murillo, Mitch Wright/Jeff Andretti Corvette Challenge Car
Tommy Kendal, Johnny Rutherford, Paul Tracy Corvette Challenge Car
Randy Ruhlman Corvette Challenge Car
#40 Never Raced
Never Raced Corvette Challenge Car
Paul Tracy, Jim Vasser/Jeff Andretti Corvette Challenge Car
Danny Palmer, Mike Engelage/Stu Hayner Corvette Challenge Car
Robin Dallenbach Corvette Challenge Car
Luis Evandro Campos, Mitch Wright, Cliff Ebben, Peter Schwartzott/Mark Behm Corvette Challenge Car
#53* Paul Tracy/more
Charles Bisland Corvette Challenge Car
Wayne Wainwright, John Huber, Tommy Kendall, Tommy Archer, Izzy Sanchez Corvette Challenge Car
John Huber, Bobby Archer, Wayne Wainwright Corvette Challenge Car
Desire' Wilson/Gary Benson Corvette Challenge Car
Shawn Hendricks Corvette Challenge Car
#64* Tommy Archer/more
Andy Evans, Robin Buck/William Deters Corvette Challenge Car
Shawn Hendricks/Peter Cunningham Corvette Challenge Car
Doc Bundy Corvette Challenge Car
Chuck Stevens Corvette Challenge Car
Tom Juckette/Skip Panzarella Corvette Challenge Car
Never Raced Corvette Challenge Car
Boris Said Corvette Challenge Car
Bobby Carradine Corvette Challenge Car
Stu Hayner Corvette Challenge Car
Johnny Rutherford, Rick Summers, Paul Hacker Corvette Challenge Car
#90 Never Raced

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