For Sale: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette in Venice, Florida

$36,000

Vehicle Description

For sale is a 1985 Corvette.

This is not a typical 85 Corvette. This vehicle has been transformed into a phenomenal machine.

Virtually every nut, bolt and washer was removed and replaced with new hardware. Nearly every part in or on this car has been replaced, upgraded or modified. The build took eight years to complete because it was done slowly and meticulously; the builder is a perfectionist.

No expense was spared and no inferior parts were used. Only top-of-the-line name brand parts were used throughout the build. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything in or on this vehicle that has not either been replaced or modified. The list below speaks for itself.

I have every receipt and the massive mound of paperwork will accompany the vehicle. I estimate I spent approximately $75,000 on this build!

The original Atari style dash gauges were replaced with nine new AutoMeter gauges for the tachometer, speedometer, fuel level, volts, water temperature, oil pressure, oil temperature, fuel pressure and air/fuel mixture.

Every item on this vehicle works! Every component, motor, relay, etc. works flawlessly. Very often with modified vehicles and/or vehicles with high horsepower and modified exhaust systems you cannot escape drone. Any of you who have experienced this knows how uncomfortable it can be. This vehicle produces zero drone. All you hear is the rumble of the Corsa exhaust and Lingenfelter hydraulic roller cam. The multiple layers of sound deadening (FatMat, QuietCar [for the doors] and DynoMat) block extraneous exterior sounds.

The vehicle is currently insured for $60,000 as a collector vehicle because it is driven sparingly. I’m asking just $36,000 for this car and I believe that to be a bargain. Yes, you can purchase a ‘85 Corvette for under $10,000 but it will be a 32-year-old bucket — not a top-to-bottom rebuilt rocket!

If you want a unique Corvette unlike any other, look no more. is car has it all. It has power windows, brakes, steering, cruise, 500 HP on tap, made to run on premium but race gas can be used (the car likes it but it’s not necessary), a removable top, shifts quietly and smoothly, the car has 2 separate alarms - theft/deterrent systems and sounds mean as hell.

One glance at the list below will reveal the extent of the build. See for yourself how much money was spent and read of the name brand parts that were utilized throughout.

1. 1985 Corvette; Frame-Off Restoration

2. All work performed by Chris Petris of Petris Enterprises; Scottsboro, AL – formally Corvette Clinic of Sanford, FL. (Work began 05/05 & completed 01/14)

3. 383 Stroker - dynoed at 498 HP/494 TQ; 11.1 compression

4. 58 mm Professional Products throttle body

5. A/C Sanderson compressor (new) – R34a refrigerant (used to be R12)

6. A.I.R. pump (custom fabricated) eliminator kit (polished)

7. Adjustable fuel pressure regulator

8. ARP bolts -- used whenever & wherever possible

9. Autopower Sport Roll bar (painted red)

10. Axleshafts (Steel -- high performance U-Joints -- all powder coated)

11. Ball joints – all new from VBP (Vette Brakes & Products)

12. Bel 975R Remote front & rear (hidden) X, K, Ka & Laser Radar Detector

13. Big Mouth Air Dam

14. Bilstein shocks

15. Block (new GM four bolt) bored .030 over, decked, honed, blueprinted & fully balanced

16. Bosch 30 lb. injectors

17. Bosch racing oil filter

18. Brake hoses -- braided & stainless steel

19. Budnik wheels and steering wheel

20. Bushings – all new front & rear from VBP

21. C-4 to C-5 -- 13” front brake upgrade kit. Hawk pads & Sport Brake Slotted Rotors on all corners. Thermally cycled, treated & powder-coated calipers from VBP

22. C5 transmission dampener added to prevent rattling and movement

23. Cam-lock 5-point racing safety harness -- (driver & passenger) (car never raced)

24. Camber Brace -- painted red

25. Canton 8 qt oil pan (Road Race) with pick-up assembly & windage screen

26. Canton oil pump

27. Carpeting, floor mats & Underhood Insulator from Car Motorsports

28. Catco (high flow) catalytic converter

29. Centerforce Dual Friction clutch

30. Clevite main & rod H series (race style) bearings

31. Comp Cams -- hydraulic lifters

32. Comp Cams -- heavy-duty pushrods

33. Comp Cams -- High Tech Race double roller timing chain & gear set

34. Comp Cams -- stainless steel 1.6 roller rockers

35. Cooling fan relay -- updated model & wiring

36. Corsa 14115 Twin Pro-Series stainless steel cat-back exhaust system

37. Dewitt Aluminum Radiator

38. Dash -- New custom dash cluster utilizing new gauges from Autometer

39. Davis Unified Ignition E-core ignition coil

40. Distributor – Performance Distributors -- D.U.I.

41. Differential -- 3.73 gear set (originally was 3.07)

42. Driveshaft [new] -- (The Driveshaft Shop -- aluminum: 3.5” diameter – high performance U-Joints -- all powder coated)

43. Dynomat Extreme & FatMat sound deadening

44. Eagle crankshaft -- 4130 forged steel

45. Eagle S.I.R. 6.0 connecting rods

46. Edelbrock aluminum water pump

47. Edelbrock Performer 64cc RPM aluminum heads -- ported

48. Edelbrock stainless steel 2.02/1.60 valves

49. Emblems -- custom-made “383 stroker” emblems -- made by Third Shift Studios

50. Emergency brake hardware kit (stainless steel)

51. External digital fuel pressure gauge (in vehicle dash)

52. FelPro head gaskets

53. Fender flares (made by G.M.)

54. Fire extinguisher (HalGuard -- chrome; secured in cargo area)

55. Fuel pump -- Bosch electric #0580254984 (used in Porsches -- adapted for vehicle usage)

56. HID fog-light kit with 10 ga. wiring

57. Holley HP ECU -- with new retrofit harness, wiring, terminals & connectors

58. Holley wide band dual O2 sensors -- mandatory for use with Holley HP ECU

59. Hood & rear hatch shocks – new all around

60. K&N filter with modified air lid

61. Keisler 5 speed manual transmission (Tremec TKO-600)

62. Lakewood blow-proof bellhousing (scattershield)

63. LED taillights

64. Lingenfelter 74219 hydraulic roller cam

65. Lingenfelter Accel Superram intake base & upper plenum (ported)

66. Livewire plug wires

67. Magnabraid hose covering applied throughout -- (stainless steel braided hoses)

68. Michelin Pilot Sport tires -- 275/35/17 on front, 335/35/17 on rear

69. Mini VIP -- Ignition voltage intensifier (creates 18v)

70. Mirror wind deflectors (carbon fiber)

71. Moroso valve cover gaskets

72. Optima battery (Red Top)

73. Original seats were replaced with “Sport” style electric seats

74. Pedals -- from Ultimate Pedals; custom anti-slip; gas, brake, clutch & footrest

75. Perfect Circle piston rings

76. PowerMaster Alternator – 140 amp

77. Quietcar -- undercoating & sound reducer -- [in addition to Dynamat & Fatmat]

78. Ravelco alarm system (concealed male/female metal connectors that must unite for the vehicle to start)

79. Removable glass top

80. Royal Purple synthetic 10/30 motor oil -- 8 quarts

81. Seats redone with “383 stroker” on headrests & “Corvette” on backrest

82. Sony XAV 60 -- 6.1 inch screen; DVD/MP3 player with rear camera (activates automatically in reverse), Diamond speakers, Alpine VPower amplifier

83. Springs -- front & rear (soft ride) from VBP

84. Starter -- New 92-96 LT1 w/heat shield (block needed machining to fit starter)

85. Thermostat -- 180 degree

86. Tie Rod Ends -- from VBP

87. TPIS coated headers

88. Underbody “X” brace system -- powder coated red

89. Valve covers -- polished & custom-made (383 stroker) from Cook Enterprises

90. Viper remote alarm system (in addition to Ravelco)

91. Wheel bearing assembly (rear -- from VBP)

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1036860
  • Price:$36,000
  • Location:Venice, Florida
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Odometer:3600
  • Restoration History:Fully restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Tinted Windows:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Alarm:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running