Source For Bad Ideas? C4 Corvette “Go-Kart”


This is what’s left over after you weld a few stabilizing bars into a C4 Corvette chassis and add two bucket seats! Jim S. sent this in, and it’s for sale here on eBay where bidding is at $1,000 and there’s no reserve. The potentially troublesome cross-fire injection has been replaced with a manifold and four-barrel for simplicity, and the fuel tank is now a fuel cell.

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I’m just going to leave this here: the wheelbase of a C4 Corvette is 96.2 inches, and the wheelbase of my unbelievably underpowered Austin Marina race car is 96.0″. Hmmmm.


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  1. Johnno

    Put a marina body on it

  2. Gbauer

    My wife says no. I’m sad now.

  3. Troy Matusow

    I like the part in the ad “could easily pass as street-legal!!”

    • Dougm

      in some country with ‘stan’ in it’s spelling

  4. Alex

    Put on a pair of fighter pilot goggles and hoon it ’til the wheels fall off.

  5. Dave Wright

    Make it up like an Arieal Atom……….

  6. van

    make an Aston Martin DBR1 body and drive it like you stole it.

  7. American_Badaz

    Also 96″ wheelbase…….. AMC Gremlin! Hmmmmmm lol

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      I like Gremlins–we passed a Gremlin (fur-covered!) to take second in class at our last LeMons race 😀

  8. George

    Get some Naugahyde and you would have a Velorex C4!

  9. jmacc

    “Could easily pass as street legal!!”


  10. Tristan

    Put a complete roll cage on it and use it like the one one Roadkill.

  11. Bruce

    The guys on Roadkill already built one of these.

  12. Pete W.

    A rudimentary, post war style, tube body with cycle fenders. Sort of a Kurtis 500S homage.

    Easy peasy

  13. Rhett

    Opel Manta Rallye – 95.7″

  14. erikj

    71 Plymouth duster body should fit I have two good ones

  15. Blindmarc

    Auto cross it as is.

  16. Thomas Allen

    Place the Nascar body, you bought the otherday, on this. 🚜

  17. Dave

    Add a late model Corvair body and pretend it is a V8 Vair

  18. Chuck Foster Chuck F 55chevy

    VW Beetle body, maybe extend the front dog house, ultimate sleeper. They also make a couple C4 frames that match a 55-57 Chevy body for the ultimate shoe box auto crosser. No wait, a Super 7 style body wrapped around what’s there, now you’re talking!

  19. Alan (Michigan)

    Paddle tires… Sand Dune Car!

  20. GJSZ51

    “potentially troublesome crossfire injection”

    cracks me up…

  21. JackT

    Looks like it may be the castoff from Car & Driver’s experiment on how removing weight improved lap times. That was a few years ago…

  22. Paul

    Least they could have was put the rims on the right direction. The side picture, rear is correct, front is wrong

  23. harit

    Pleas do complete the car, for heavens sake. But any body and skin on this nude chassis, please.

  24. foolthrottle

    make a body for it like the Cambell Kurtiss Alligator or the Max Belchowski Ol’Yeller

  25. Kent Abbott

    Put a Cimbria SS body on there! :)

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