>>>>>1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette Available now on Bring a Trailer Website<<<<< Auction is live through next Sun

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>>>>>1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette Available now on Bring a Trailer Website<<<<< Auction is live through next Sun

Post by *89x2* »

This is quite the car. Legendary.🏁🇺🇸

sold... Sold... SOLD!!!

How much will it bring in this sale? :wtf

Who's going to be the lucky caretaker for its next chapter? :hi

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988- ... rvette-31/
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Re: >>>>>1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette Available now on Bring a Trailer Website<<<<< Auction is live through next

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"The headlight motors and the rear hatch release are inoperative."

Really? I'm out. :joker
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Wish I had the coin for this

I did notice this:
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 1989 Corvette ZF six-speed manual transmission that is said to have been installed in 1989, replacing the Doug Nash gearbox used in the record-breaking run.

Did they do the run with the 4+3?
I believed it was with an different gearbox than the Doug Nash 4+3?
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The Doug Nash transmission referenced was a 5 speed, not the 4+3 the car came with. It was later updated to the ZF6 Speed and FX3 Suspension.


Bidding is up to $500,000 so far. How high will it go?
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Last day - bidding seems stalled at 500K for a few days. IDK what the reserve is, but I'm thinking it is WAY higher.

I don't think this one has the legs to make it. I think this one needs to go to Barrett Jackson on a Friday or Saturday night after the audience has been drinking all day.
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Pretty disappointing finish IMO. 100k less than it pulled at Mecum...
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I agree, Josh! I was really surprised but just need to find the right venue.
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The Callaway crew’s engagement in the selling process was terrific.
And, it was funny to see all the “had a picture on my bedroom wall” comments.
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kingforward wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 6:38 pm The Callaway crew’s engagement in the selling process was terrific.
And, it was funny to see all the “had a picture on my bedroom wall” comments.
I agree the car was very well represented. Probably needs a Russo & Steele or something similar where a reserve is still an option.

...or it should be donated to the NCM.
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Crazy how the auction stalled and went silent for days. :wtf
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