This 1992 Corvette looks like a track-prepped bargain
Chevrolet’s fourth-generation Corvette may not have been the perfect sports car, but it was definitely a step in the right direction. The car is often misremembered for being slower and more ponderous than it actually was, problems that should be rightfully attributed to the final C3s and much improved upon with the advent of the C4. But this track-prepped 1992 Corvette on Bring a Trailer is sure to remove any performance doubts with the turn of its key—all without draining your wallet.
The C4 Corvette initially launched in 1984 (skipping the ’83 model year) and offered some pretty impressive equipment for its day. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the new Corvette received its first full suspension redesign since 1963. Double wishbones and transverse leaf springs all around ensured that all C4s handled well from the start, but the base cars lacked power, a situation that wasn’t fully addressed until 1992.
Luckily, those interested in this Arctic White 1992 Vette won’t need to worry about that. The car’s first-year LT-1 was internally upgraded with forged pistons and rods, performance valvetrain, full blueprinting, and custom engine tune to produce 296 horsepower and 363 lb-ft of torque to the rear tires—equating to about 350 horses at the crankshaft. Power is routed through a ZF six-speed manual transmission and beefed-up clutch setup.
Handling improvements include Bilstein shocks and upgraded factory springs. The car also sports flared fenders and a square-stance, with 275-section tires at all four corners. Brakes have also been upgraded to 13-inch front and 12-inch rear units that are sure to haul down the plastic fantastic in a hurry.
Inside, you’ll find everything needed for a day at the race track. All non-essential items are stripped out, leaving just the bare minimum. The stock gauges and pedals remain, but the stock seats and carpets are gone in favor of fixed-back racing buckets with five-point harnesses and a full NASA-spec (National Auto Sport Association) roll cage.
While the auction isn’t yet finished, it’s easy to see that its current price of $9000 is far less than the sum of its parts and labor—especially considering that all work was completed by Vorschlag Motorsport, the professional shop which is also selling the car.
Is this C4 the best track-day deal of 2018? If it is, you better act soon as this auction is ending later today.