America's only true sports car underwent a radical makeover for 1984, the fourth generation Corvette lauded as being truly world class by the motoring press at the time of introduction and was named 'Car of the Year' by Motor Trend magazine.
The sleek new aero styling of the C4 Corvette featured a new clam-shell bonnet and one-piece lift out roof but retained traditional Vette styling cues like the four round tail lights. Underneath, the new model could boast of advanced five-link independent rear suspension, liberal use of aluminium in the structure to save weight and Girling disc brakes all round. Powering the C4 was the venerable 350-cid Cross-Fire L83 V-8 with four-speed manual transmission as standard although the four-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic option proved a popular choice. Inside the new Corvette boasted state of the art technology, with an electronic dashboard, power windows and air conditioning all as standard issue. The C4 did more than just look good - when journalists took the new car on the track, they recorded the best lateral acceleration figures yet recorded for a production car and raved about the surefooted handling. Not surprisingly, the newest Vette was a sales sensation, hitting 51,547 units in 1984 as Americans scrambled to own the sexiest version of their favourite sports car yet.
Neat 1986 Corvette convertible
Refreshed with new paint and trim
Just like big hair and shoulder pads, you can instantly identify the ‘80s era of car design by the sharp-edged styling that predominated at the time. Here we have a good example of that, a 1986 C4 Chevrolet Corvette. USA built originally of course, it was yellow and then later silver, and is now an attractive metallic burgundy. The paint is in good condition with a couple of minor flaws. Converted to right hand drive, it came to Australia via Japan and has had lots of detail work done. The interior has been retrimmed with new seat coverings and carpets, so the presentation is very good, nothing to do there. Mechanically, it’s had new fuel injectors, fuel pump and sender unit, there’s also new Michelin tyres and rear brakes. It’s fitted with chrome Centre Line alloys, again in good condition. Our C4 Corvette comes with its Import Papers, a car cover and a box of assorted parts, and although previously on club registration. The C4 Corvette will be offered for sale unregistered and with No Reserve.
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