Callaway C12 Corvette Convertible Heading to Mecum Auction
The Callaway Corvettes have always been a supreme example of professional customization of America’s sports car. If you’ve ever wanted a Callaway Vette, you might be able to find a bargain because one is set to be auctioned off at the Daytime Auction in Monterey, California in just a couple of weeks.
The Callaway Corvette is a 1998 C12 convertible – one of only two made with a four-speed automatic transmission. It comes equipped with an all-aluminum 346 CI LS V8 that pushes 440 horsepower. Some of the C12’s performance upgrades include high-performance Le Mans disc brakes and an enhanced dual-coilover suspension.
The supreme styling for this Callaway is due in part to the custom fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber body work. Even the interior has carbon fiber fittings. The C12 is finished off in Lamborghini Blue paint that matches the blue and cream leather sport seats.
As if its one-of-two status wasn’t enough, this Callaway was originally made for longtime client of the company, Bruce Callner. Unfortunately, Callner only had the car for a month when he passed away, leaving the car to Robert Kilkenny. After Kilkenny took ownership of the car, it was sold to famed collector Otis Chandler who turned around and sold it in 2006 to the current owner. The car hasn’t had much use, with hardly more than 10,500 miles on the odometer.
If you’d like the chance to own this unique Callaway C12 Corvette, it is set to cross the auction block at the Daytime Auction on August 19th at 1:20p.m. Since the original price for this car was over $225,000, we look forward to seeing just how much this car goes for. We hope it goes to someone who appreciates its performance capabilities and unique styling.