Looking back, there is little doubt 1989 was truly a great year. We had ‘Batman‘ with Michael Keaton; ‘Back to the Future Part II‘; ‘Ghostbusters II‘ and other screwball comedies like ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids‘ (don’t you miss Rick Moranis?) And the Berlin Wall fell, which was kind of a big deal.
The Ferrari Testarossa had been on the scene for five years and in that time tuners were looking to concoct a counter-punch. Here we have one of Callaway’s haymakers, the Twin Turbo B2K Aerobody Convertible. And you can buy it for a mere $40,000.
The seller says the convertible is just one of 67 to receive the RPO B2K Twin Turbo conversion, which was available straight from your local Chevy dealer, amazingly.
This example features a ‘Dark Blue Metallic’ exterior with ‘Saddle Brown’ interior and it’s hardly been driven, showing just 3,700 miles on the odometer. You also get a four-speed slushbox, A/C, and a Bose sound system.
Priced at $25,895 the Callaway Conversion didn’t come cheap. However, you got a fair amount for your coin, like twin-intercooled turbochargers, a bunch of engine tweaks, plus those killer five-spoke Dymags with Callaway logos wrapped in speed rated tires.
Keen observers will also note that this particular B2K wears the rare Aerobody package, which brings smoother front bodywork with four special intake openings, and a unique rear valance intended to reduce drag for higher top speed
All in, this Callaway puts out 382 horsepower and a serious 562 ft-lbs of torque, which enables it to 180mph– matching the mighty Testarossa. Then again, neither one could even go anywhere near as fast as the thunderous Callaway Sledgehammer.
Looking to claim a piece of 80’s nostalgia? Pop on over to eBay and get your bid in now, ‘cuz this Callaway will be gone in just two days.