If you have an affinity for ‘80s racecars, you might want to get your chequebook ready. Three former C4 Corvette Challenge racecars and an ex-World Challenge C4 Corvette racecar will go under the gavel at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction later this month – and you can bid on all four over the internet.
Perhaps the most desirable of these four retired racers is the World Challenge car, which was fielded by Doug Rippie Motorsports in the 1993 SCCA World Challenge Series and driven by Bill Cooper. It never took any wins, however it did lay claim to multiple podium finishes and was also featured on the September 1993 cover of Sports Car Magazine. Barrett-Jackson didn’t provide an estimate as to its worth, however Mecum placed its value at $35,000-$45,000 when the auction house put it up for sale in the Spring of 2015.
The three Corvette Challenge racecars consist of a neat white and black Chevy-liveried 1988 car (above) a yellow 1987 model year example (below) and a black 1989 car. All three were built for the one-make Corvette Challenge race series the SCCA implemented for the 1988 and 1989 racing seasons and today are presented in good working order. The yellow car has undergone a restoration and participated in club racing events throughout the 1990s, whereas the other two have remained off track since they were last raced in the late 1980s. Any of the four would make great vintage racecars or could serve as interesting conversation pieces in any Corvette enthusiast’s collection.
Check out the rest of the consignment list for Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale at this link. If you see anything you like, be sure to check back once the sale kicks off on January 14th.