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)
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