Cheap C4 Corvette Looks like the Perfect Budget Track Car
Four grand is all it takes to get behind the wheel of this mildly modified yet super fun Corvette track toy.
These days, the C4 Corvette doesn’t get a ton of love. Despite its groundbreaking design, low power and cheapish interiors have relegated these ‘Vettes to the bargain basement. But at the same time, this market suppression also creates a fantastic opportunity. That is, if you’re looking for a cheap autocross/track car to go have some fun in, the C4 Corvette makes an excellent base. Just take a look at this half-built example currently up for grabs on Craigslist.
On the outside, there’s little to suggest that this Corvette is anything but a nicely kept original car. But the previous owner has done a bit of work to make it suitable for the track. That includes stripping out the interior and installing a 5-link mirror, short-hub adapter, and NRG steering wheel. To help it hold speed in corners, the ‘Vette was also treated to Mid America Motorworks lowering wedges/bolts to complement the factory Z51 suspension.
Performance-wise, this Corvette still packs the old Crossfire 5.7-liter V8. The smog stuff has since been deleted, however, and there’s a full exhaust to free up some ponies. A good bit of maintenance was performed to get it running smoothly as well. Shifts are handled by a Doug-Nash 4+3 transmission. Which the seller admits is a little “quirky.” But hey, it keeps the revs down!
Throw on a fresh coat of Electric Blue paint and a solid looking body, and this C4 Corvette is ready to rock. It’s a good looking ride that offers up plenty of fun for a cool four grand. And that, friends, is what we like to call value!