Callaway-tuned Corvettes are some of our favorite examples of the iconic American sportscar around. Not only are their exterior modifications tasteful, their performance enhancements are often well balanced and are backed up by a complete powertrain warranty. Every now and then the well-known Corvette experts let their hair down a little and produce something really extreme, like the C16.
The C16 was a built-to-order sportscar based on the C6-generation Corvette with completely redesigned body panels. Callaway built them in very limited production, so they are a rare sight on the used market. That’s why were expecting at least a few interested parties to place a bid on the C16 set to go under the gavel at Mecum’s Anaheim auction next month.
Making this Callaway-tuned Corvette even more special is it is actually the first C16 Convertible ever built. The car is serial No. 003 and features a Tangelo Orange exterior with a carbon black interior. The 6.0-liter LS3 engine has also been upgraded with an Eaton supercharger and custom carbon fiber fuel rail covers autographed by Callaway founder Reeves Callaway.
This example shows just 5, 785 miles on the odometer. There’s no estimate as what the C16 will go for at Mecum Anaheim, but considering Callaway is asking $235,000 for a 2013 C16 Cabrio, we don’t think it will be going for cheap. Check out the listing for more photos.