Chevrolet went racing with the Corvette in 1988, producing 56 cars for the inaugural season of the Powell Development America-inspired SCCA Corvette Challenge Series. The white coupe offered here is one of those original 56.
The Challenge cars were identically outfitted with standard equipment, including the 245-hp cross-fire fuel injection engine, Doug Nash 4+3 manual transmission, Z51 Performance Handling Suspension 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. After assembly in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the cars were modified for competition by Protofab of Wixom, Michigan, which installed racing seats, a full roll cage, onboard fire-extinguisher system, Bilstein shock absorbers, and special Dymag wheels.
A rare and valuable factory race Corvette, this Corvette Challenge car was campaigned as number 76 and driven by Peter Cunningham. It has 8,838 miles and features its original factory white paint with Corvette Challenge Series decals, the GM/Protofab-installed roll bar, and special-issue Challenge Series Dymag wheels.