1987 Callaway engine

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1987 Callaway engine

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I have the opportunity to buy the engine and 4+3 trans out of a 1987 Corvette that was totaled years ago. I have the numbers and verified it with Callaway, all the stories match up. As far as I know it’s complete except 1 intercooler which may be in the garage somewhere, I just haven’t seen it yet. Can anyone help as far as a value for this? It’s basically an unknown, sitting on a pallet in a dark garage just begging to be saved. Thanks in advance!
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Hard to put a value on it. It can't just be dropped into a C4. There were frame modifications that were done to make the turbos fit.
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Surf, I remember a red totaled one with a broken intercooler, could that be the car he is referring to?
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SurfnSun wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:55 pm Hard to put a value on it. It can't just be dropped into a C4. There were frame modifications that were done to make the turbos fit.
I know what you’re saying but I don’t want to put it in a C4. Is it worth $5k?
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Intercoolers are still available from Callaway Cars, so that's good news.

Valid point on the fitment, although I know of a 1990 Callaway which was totaled, the engine went into a street rod, and the rest was dismantled/scrapped (Aerobody was salvaged and stored)

Anyways, is it worth $5k. Sure, sounds reasonable for a (fairly) complete Callaway Corvette engine. What are the numbers on the pad in front of the passenger-side cylinder head, etched on the block?
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*89x2* wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:44 pm Intercoolers are still available from Callaway Cars, so that's good news.

Valid point on the fitment, although I know of a 1990 Callaway which was totaled, the engine went into a street rod, and the rest was dismantled/scrapped (Aerobody was salvaged and stored)

Anyways, is it worth $5k. Sure, sounds reasonable for a (fairly) complete Callaway Corvette engine. What are the numbers on the pad in front of the passenger-side cylinder head, etched on the block?
This is 164 which was in car 164. The last 4 of the VIN is stamped under the sequence number. This engine was put into a street rod in the early 90’s and removed about 5 years ago.
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Is the engine complete?

Got any pics? :hi
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It’s not the best pic, but the conditions were less than ideal.
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That pic, $2,000 for that mess, as I’m charitable for the Christmas season.
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