While arguably a mechanic’s worst nightmare, this snowflake-white dipped C4 could become a dream come true for more than one individual. But let’s talk about the car for a second.
This particular car is of course a 1988 35th Anniversary Edition (RPO Z01). RPO Z01 was a limited-production (2,050 built) 35th Anniversary Special Edition Package and was available as a coupe only. It is unmistakable with its white interior and exterior treatment. The white door panels and white steering wheel were constant struggles with many technicians and DIY enthusiasts. We have even spoken with owner’s who found their dog chewing on that special steering wheel!
The Z01 option consisted of white leather sport seats, power driver and passenger seats, a blue-tinted lift-off roof panel, electronic air conditioning, an illuminated driver visor mirror, Delco-Bose stereo, rear window and side window defroster, and the Sport Handling Package. The Sport Handling Package (RPO Z51) features a radiator boost fan, Delco-Bilstein shocks, an engine oil cooler, heavy-duty radiator, a faster overall steering ratio, and larger aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle tires.
Of course, the 5.7L L98 engine is still there, ready to rev vigorously up to around 5,200 rpm. The car is equipped with the 700r4 overdrive automatic transmission and the Z01’s specific serial number, #1989, which is interestingly, only one digit off from the car’s year of manufacture.
This particular car was gifted to Craig Jackson and his mother Nellie Jackson on the auction block at the 2006 Scottsdale Auction by longtime Barrett-Jackson customer and Corvette enthusiast Dave Ressler. Dave passed away recently, and the sale of this vehicle will honor his memory.
One-hundred percent of the hammer price of this anniversary edition Corvette will benefit the American Heart Association. This is in accordance with Barrett-Jackson’s year-long “Driven Hearts” charitable initiative for the AHA. So, with the sale of this special Corvette, not only will the new owner get a clean example of possibly the cleanest Corvette edition Chevrolet has ever produced, but the funds from the sale will help the American Heart Association continue working to cure heart disease for all who follow. The car is scheduled to cross the auction block at approximately 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.