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Discussion of Corvette based Callaway Cars including: 1987-1991 RPO B2K Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes (C4); Callaway SuperNatural Corvettes (CL-1/CR-1); Callaway C12; Supercharged Corvettes; Callaway C16; 6th Generation Callaway Corvettes (SC560, SC580, SC606, SC616, SC620, SC652); 7th Generation Callaway Corvettes (SC627/SC757); NEW Callaway C8 Corvettes - and more!
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Welcome, everyone new!!
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Just wanted to say whats up from Dubai and introduce you guys to my new baby! 2017 Grand Sport CE Callaway - not sure how many Collector Eds were converted but I'm loving every damn second with this beast!



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Welcome and very nice unique Callaway! They are a blast to drive!
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man I love that tension blue....great SC627!
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Hi all.

New member here from Atlanta, Georgia. New to the Corvette world -- just picked up a 2013 GS, Callaway SC606, 4LT, 6-speed, yellow, 9k miles. Coming out of a 2011 Shelby GT500, which I loved dearly, but I could not pass up the opportunity to get the Callaway, which popped up for sale locally.

Not as many opportunities right now to more “fully experience” the Callaway given the winter temps and rainy weather we have been having. Hoping for some warm winter days and an early spring! Looking forward to enjoying the Callaway and getting use to the differences between it and the Shelby.

Also looking forward to interacting with all of you here on the forum. I’m sure I will have a number of questions as I go along.

I’ll go ahead and call a party foul on myself for not posting a pic or two with my intro. The weather has just been awful here and I haven’t had a chance to get it out in the sun (what’s that?) and snap a few good pics.

Oh, and I daily a 2014 Chevy SS so I'm not totally new to Chevy LS power!

See you around the forum!
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Welcome! I see you made it!
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SurfnSun wrote: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:02 am Welcome! I see you made it!
Yes, sir, surfnsun! Thank you for the "lead"! :beer
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Merry Christmas to everyone. I am in the hunt and have found a 2012 Corvette SC606 Centennial Edition Grandsport 6 speed manual that I am really interested in to replace my 2003 Z06. I would appreciate any and all insights or things to look for when doing due diligence pre-purchase inspections. I love my Z06, but after overcoming a form of paralysis I want to reward myself with something very special. Thank you and I plan to continue being involved in the Az. region as I am also a member of Fast Glass Corvette Club.


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Bmakaz wrote: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:52 pm Merry Christmas to everyone. I am in the hunt and have found a 2012 Corvette SC606 Centennial Edition Grandsport 6 speed manual that I am really interested in to replace my 2003 Z06. I would appreciate any and all insights or things to look for when doing due diligence pre-purchase inspections. I love my Z06, but after overcoming a form of paralysis I want to reward myself with something very special. Thank you and I plan to continue being involved in the Az. region as I am also a member of Fast Glass Corvette Club.


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Really nothing to inspect outside of the ordinary. These cars can run a very long time. Our 2010 Grand Sport SC606 now has over 275,000 miles, and still going. Check alignment, as they were pretty aggressive. Brake pad wear, and tire wear (abnormal wear). The rest is straightforward. Belts and hoses, and the condition of the front harmonic balancer. Good luck.
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Thank you for the response.
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Bmakaz wrote: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:52 pm Merry Christmas to everyone. I am in the hunt and have found a 2012 Corvette SC606 Centennial Edition Grandsport 6 speed manual that I am really interested in to replace my 2003 Z06. I would appreciate any and all insights or things to look for when doing due diligence pre-purchase inspections. I love my Z06, but after overcoming a form of paralysis I want to reward myself with something very special. Thank you and I plan to continue being involved in the Az. region as I am also a member of Fast Glass Corvette Club.


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Do it! You won’t regret it. :thumbs
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Bmakaz wrote: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:52 pm Merry Christmas to everyone. I am in the hunt and have found a 2012 Corvette SC606 Centennial Edition Grandsport 6 speed manual that I am really interested in to replace my 2003 Z06. I would appreciate any and all insights or things to look for when doing due diligence pre-purchase inspections. I love my Z06, but after overcoming a form of paralysis I want to reward myself with something very special. Thank you and I plan to continue being involved in the Az. region as I am also a member of Fast Glass Corvette Club.


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Good luck w/ your hunt. I hope you get the SC606 and reward yourself -- sounds like you deserve it, sir! :thumbs
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Much appreciated to all. I am finalizing the deal this week. Kind of sad though as I had my 03 Z06 inspected by a 3rd party inspector and they commented on how clean and well maintained she was. Heck my brake fluid and clutch fluid were amber and in my opinion dirty. I am looking forward to spending some time working on the 2012 to swap out all the fluids to my liking while I have the nice Az. winter to do so.
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Beautiful!
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Bmakaz wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:23 pm Much appreciated to all. I am finalizing the deal this week. Kind of sad though as I had my 03 Z06 inspected by a 3rd party inspector and they commented on how clean and well maintained she was. Heck my brake fluid and clutch fluid were amber and in my opinion dirty. I am looking forward to spending some time working on the 2012 to swap out all the fluids to my liking while I have the nice Az. winter to do so.
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Sweet ride! Congrats! I think I saw that one online when I was looking around. Was that for sale at a small dealer in Ohio?
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Yes the car is out of Ohio.
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Bmakaz wrote: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:15 pm Yes the car is out of Ohio.
Bmakaz, I replied to your PM, I think. Please let me know if you got it. My PM reply to you is showing in my Outbox but not my Sent box, so I'm not sure it has actually been sent to you.
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Hi everyone - just purchased my first Callaway - an 87 Convertible. Been reading through some of the posts. Pretty incredible all the information here - a little overwhelming. Anyway, it's the 6th C4 I've owned, and I also currently have a 94 base model convertible. I've been reading up on different mods to improve performance and ran across the TheSmokingTire video of Aaron's car - made me think - what could I be doing to my car to get performance like that with a more usable and comfortable driving experience? 500HP sounds fun too! Great forum - look forward to digging into it! Newbie advice welcome.
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Loudoun_Prime wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:00 pm Hi everyone - just purchased my first Callaway - an 87 Convertible. Been reading through some of the posts. Pretty incredible all the information here - a little overwhelming. Anyway, it's the 6th C4 I've owned, and I also currently have a 94 base model convertible. I've been reading up on different mods to improve performance and ran across the TheSmokingTire video of Aaron's car - made me think - what could I be doing to my car to get performance like that with a more usable and comfortable driving experience? 500HP sounds fun too! Great forum - look forward to digging into it! Newbie advice welcome.
Congrats on your 87! Welcome aboard!
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Hi all,
Just bought my 93 Supernatural looking forward to miles and miles of good times.
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