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.