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ANDREW JOHNSON'S1998 Chevrolet Corvette2dr Coupe

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette

2dr Coupe



Horsepower542 HP
Torque447 LB-FT
Curb Weight3245 LB
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Engine Size6 L
Transmission Type6 Spd Man
MPG (City/Highway)18 MPG

The Story

I purchased this as an upgrade to my Z28 in 2001. After a few years in stock trim I began modifying it for power and handling. A motor swap in 2011 was the biggest change and since then the focus has been on improving it's on-track behavior. I frequent Northern California's 3 nearby road courses and take it out on the weekends for drives up California's beautiful coast line. 

Comments (34)
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[]Ben Moore 1 point

Awesome vette brother! I am located in northern california as well and have been wanting to get into the track days. Are you a member of a track club?

[]Andrew Johnson 1 point

Thanks! I have run with NCRC and Track Masters, and track days with Hooked on Driving. All good groups depending on what you're wanting to get into - competitive time trials or seat time track days. HOD is great because they have instructors there and focus on building good habits and learning your limits safely, I'd recommend starting there. They always have a full event schedule at the 3 local Nor Cal tracks, check em out!

[]Ben Moore 1 point

Thanks so much! I definitely need to check out that hooked on driving!

[]Nathan Robinson 1 point

Very Nice and Clean C5 man! I also love the CCW Classics on it. Keep up the good work, and keep doing what you enjoy!

[]Andrew Johnson 1 point


[]David Katrandzhyan 1 point

nice Vet. Always wanted 1.

[]Andrew Johnson 1 point


[]Christian Roche 2 points

love the ccw wheels! also loving the site thanks for all the hard work

[]Jeffrey Nunez 2 points

Great cars man !

[]Orion Salaün 2 points

Very cool project, and wisely made mods.

[]Chris Triggs 2 points

Awesome vehicles man! Thanks for the add!

[]Linus Karl 3 points

no substitute for cubes

[]Andrew Johnson 2 points

30ish. It's my favorite course. The surface is smooth, the turns have a rhythm and the facilities are excellent. So many places to spectate and to top it off its set in the hills of Monterey which are beautiful.

[]Kevin Kraemer 1 point

how many track days have done mazda raceway/?

[]Andrew Johnson 2 points

Thanks...I was trying a new spelling with a silent "r" ;-)

[]William Thieme 1 point

This is awesome, love all the Pfadt bits (you misspelled it on the sway bars BTW).

[]Andrew Johnson 2 points

Thanks, Jenner. I'm jonesing for the next step of gutting the suspension and adding coilovers to get the handling properly sorted.

[]Jenner Losee 1 point

Nice build!

[]Jason Nay 2 points

Man that looks fun. Nice ride brother!!

[]John Stein 6 points

TST podcast allowed me to find Wheelwell. Really like it so far!

[]Bram van Damme 4 points

The TST podcast also brought me here, i really like the idea! As you said it's also a good way to keep track of the things you do on your car.

[]Keith Little 5 points

Nice job as guest on TST podcast. Looking forward to enhancements to WW. Great job so far

[]Andrew Johnson 4 points

Thanks, Keith, we've got a lot in store! Let us know what you think!

[]Dallas Moss 2 points

Beautiful C5, keep the tracks hot in it man!

[]Annie Laughlin 1 point

Yes, awesome job to our co-founder with Matt Farah on The Smoking Tire podcast! Woot. Listen here:

[]Jason Connor 2 points

Love a good C5 and white is such a good color on it

[]Keith Little 3 points

Awesome C5! Next year will buy my C5 whip. Much like yours.

[]Ryan Brenner 3 points

Bring it along on for the beach day this weekend!

[]Michael B. Gonzales 2 points

Are we every gonna drive this thing?!?

[]Annie Laughlin 1 point

Nice ride! Get it back out on the track!

[]Brian White 1 point

Built for speed.

[]Ryan Brenner 2 points

I still can't get over how wide that car is in real life. Something about the styling makes it look normal in pictures

[]Andrew Johnson 2 points


[]Michael B. Gonzales 2 points

Dude when are we gonna take that bad boy back out to the track?!?

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