My corvette project car PoorMans super car. Is a 1989 C4 corvette with over 300K miles on it. So most wear parts and even some hard parts will be replaced. In an effort to keep the cost down I will either be using Junkyard, New OEM or used racing parts. Anyone with some C4 donor parts should contact me if they want to donate to the project or sell cheap. I am poor so I can not offer top dollar for any thing. Also budget is very important to me for another reason I know this is a great car and can be made really, really fast. It is also cheap in the market and with engine swap choice there is really no limit as to HP. It surely can be made to put 1000hp to the ground. Now can it be done for under 20 thousand dollars. That is my goal which will run in a few phases the first will be the major system upgrade for the car and a motor capable of producing 500hp at least. Then moving to a much larger power plant. Along with other high dollar upgrades. That wil have to wait until the project is closer to completion.
Here is a the first look at the car in these pictures I have just purchased the car running with a bad tranny and a motor with 300K on the bottom end. The rear end and about 30K worth of minor upgrades and repairs were done still leaving the car in almost stock form. But with a rebuilt rear end and drive shaft. Along with full bushing replacement. I am betting by 200K when these were done the car was pretty tired and needed all the help it could get. Rear feels like a 3:73 or something close it pulls very hard and will smoke the tires with ease at this point. Tires are shot so that is no surprise.