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1985 Chevy Corvette (World Challenge and SCCA)

Posted by bradiger about 5 years, 11 months ago

Location: Atascadero, CA

One of the Pro-Built Melrose Corvette Original World Challenge Cars by David and Chris Weihle. Top tier build to run CORVETTE WORLD CHALLENGE in 1995 (best finish Trois- Riveres- Quebec) and subsequently the MID- AMERICA CORVETTE TOURING CHALLENGE in 1996 (3rd place overall in this Series). SCCA since with many wins and Track Records. Melrose cars are many time Winners in World Challenge and SCCA. Also - Vette Magazine, SCCA display show car at San Francisco Auto Show for 2 years. *** Ideal Race/HPDE/Hill Climb/Track Day or Premium Vintage Event Grid Ticket! Super fast, safe + reliable. Always professionally cared for and maintained to highest standards. Race Weight: 2700lbs. (1/2 tank fuel - no driver) Highest quality/superb fabrication and engineering. Certified World Challenge and SCCA Cage, Chassis Braced, stress relieved, external jack points Billet fabrication/Eng. Collapsible steering column Sparco Evo 2 race seat, heim joint adjustable link Lexan side/rear windows (dzus fastened) and hinged, Carbon Fiber Doors (pinned for quick removal), Carbon Fiber Hood, Carbon Fiber Roof (dues fastened), Custom Alloy Dash (dzus fastened - easy access wiring), Rear Wing, Hood Louvers, Camera Mount, Wired for radios and antenna, Fully fused switch panel, professionally wired system, MSD with super conductor 8.5's etc. Lots more...Way to much to list - 4 binders of info! Besides being a Classic period Race Car with documented Race History, this car is brutally fast! You can run, hold you own and win, against exotic modern equipment (read expensive to buy, own and maintain). She is Cost effective (all body, chassis and mechanical bits available everywhere). Very simple to maintain, low tech with high performance. She is great looking and a welcome/ refreshing addition to any grid Worldwide. These Pro-Built C-4 Corvette Race Cars are getting scarce, quite desirable and increasing in value for above reasons. Great Condition, History, Quality and Pride of ownership evident from day one. This C-4 is a stand alone first class Race Car you will love to drive an enjoy owning. *****Purchase shall include 4 full note books - logs, documentation, photo's, maintainence history, manuals, specs., notes, track info., SCCA log book 82-934 and all kinds of neat stuff for late night reading!


Corvette World Challenge - 1995, Sixth place best finish Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Aug. 6th. 1996 Mid- America Corvette Challenge- 3rd place in series. SCCA since including Log book, many wins, and track records.

Recent Competition History

1995 World Challenge, 3rd. place 1996 Mid America Series Corvette Challenge, SCCA wins and track records since.

Performance Data

Weight: 2700 lbs


Engine Builder: DRM

Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Type: V-8

Displacement: 355 C.I.D.

Horsepower: 434 Dyno

Induction: FI

Heads: CNC Ported Airflow Research Heads

Block: Special LT-1

Main Caps: Nodular Iron, 4 bolt

Crankshaft: Eagle-forged

Connecting Rods: Oliver

Pistons: J&E

Camshaft: DRM Spec. Crane Solid Lifter Roller

Valves: Manley Stainless Steel

Valve Train: Jessel Shaft Mounted Roller Rockers

Clutch: Special Dual Force

Pressure Plate: Special Dual Force

Flywheel: Nodular Iron 16 lb.

Exhaust: Custom TPIS Headers with Flowmasters- 3

Total Time: Approx. 25-30

New GM LTI Block - Doug Rippie Motorsports

Fuel System

Fuel Cell

Manufacturer: ATL

Age: 15

Capacity: 20

Fuel Pump: Bosch

Oil/Water System

Radiator: Ron Davis Racing

Water Rad Location: Front

Water Pump: LT-1

Oil Cooler: Mocal/Accusump

Oil Cooler Location: Front

Electrical System

Ignition: GM Opti-Spark

Computer: Exell DFI Gen 7 ECU


Manfacturer: Z-F

Type: 6-speed

Gears: 6-speed

Shifter: GM

Trans Cooler: None required

Rear End

Manufacturer: GM Dana 44

Type: IRS

Cooler: None required

Ratio: 3:45

Case: Aluminum


Construction: Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass/Poly Carbonate- By Melrose

Color: Red/Black

Paint: Enamel

Condition: Very Good - Excellent for Race Car


Type: Ladder

Builder: GM

Material: Steel/Aluminum

Condition: Excellent

Front Suspension: Penske Coil Overs with Remote Reserve, Aluminum A-Arms, Gulstrand Bump Steer System, Heim Joints

Rear Suspension: Gulstrand 4 link, Aluminum carrier, IRS, Heim Joints

Shocks: Penske double adjutable coil overs with remote reseviors

Brakes: Wilwood Front, ZR - 1 Corvette fronts in rear

Steering: GM power asist rack and pinon

Wheels: ZR-1 5 spoke alloy's - 18 inch

Tires: Continental Race Slicks


Color/Finish: Light Grey roll cage and interior custom panel work

Material: Carbon fiber/fiberglass/alloy

Fire System: Race Bottle system with remote nozzles and activation

Restraints: 5 point Cam Lock

Guages: Autometer- full set

Steering Wheel: Momo race -removable w/collapsibe colum

Condition: Excellent

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