1992 Lister Corvette


This has got to be one of the rarest Corvettes around. According to my research, there are only either 2 or 3 of these cars in existence, depending on who you ask. This particular Corvette is on display at the Mel Martin Auto Museum in North Phoenix. It is owned by Mel’s son.

There isn’t much information on the internet about these cars, but according to the sheet of paper that was displayed near the car, its got a Vortech supercharged 383 stroker LT1 putting out 500hp and 454lb-ft of torque. The brakes have been upgraded to Brembo units, the wheels are 17 inches (this was 1992, remember) and it cost $80,000 when new. The modifications were performed by Lister Cars in England.

The display sheet didn’t make any mention of the updated body, which as far as I can tell, shares no panels with the production Corvette. I don’t really care for the shape of the body, but those brushed rocker panels are pretty cool. I also like the rear end. It was hard to get a good shot of it, but it’s obvious the designers at GM had seen the rear end of a Lister Corvette when they designed the C5.

Check out the gallery below for some more shots of the car.


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I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I’m working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80’s and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4×4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I’ve already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it.

Okay, my head hurts, never mind.

2 thoughts on “1992 Lister Corvette

  1. Now I know what happens when you make a kit car body that is equal parts Fiat Coupe Turbo and Ferrari F-50. Yuck. Always loved the C4 vettes though. Interior looks great, and that’s a stout motor even by today’s standards, let alone 1992. Also, it’s odd seeing an aftermarket tuner car with a tasteful wheel choice. Here’s to hoping that industry can find it’s way back to that trend.

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