here just might not be a bigger bang for the buck anywhere in our
inventory than this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette. Now you may already be
saying to yourself that an '84 Corvette is nothing special, but
take a closer look: this one is practically brand new. Yes, with
just 8521 actual miles, this is a slam-dunk in preservation class
judging and reminds us that not all early C4s are unsophisticated
There's a certain appeal to the first of the all-new C4 Corvettes. Imagine the impression of seeing this car for the first time after more than 15 years of the C3; it must have been revolutionary. And it's held up rather well, with clean lines that are unmistakably Corvette. The bright red finish was the poster car for much of Chevy's advertising around the new 'Vette and you have to admit that it still looks pretty good. Sure, it's obviously an '84, but it's cool the way your favorite old jeans are cool and nobody thinks of a guy driving an '84 'Vette as pretentious. It's in fantastic shape, too, because someone has always loved it and treated it as a special car, preserving it over the decades and taking it easy on the driving. Gaps are good, which shouldn't be a surprise because the C4s were quite well built, and there's a uniform shine that extends to the bumper covers, which are usually the first things to start to show their age. This is one heck of a good-looking car!
The C4's interior was cutting-edge tech in 1984, and this one shows it rather well. The red leather upholstery conveys a high-end, luxurious look that is far from dated and actually looks pretty contemporary given the recent trend towards natural colors. The seats are in excellent condition with only very minor signs of use and the carpets have obviously been protected all their lives. Even the door panels look fresh, with their two-tier detailing and not so much as a dent where the driver might have rested his elbow. The digital gauges are perhaps the most "gee whiz" part of the design, and they remain bright and clear, conveying information with easy-to-understand displays. There's also a great-sounding AM/FM/cassette stereo system, functional A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt wheel, so there's really no reason why you won't enjoy driving this Corvette. Even the hatch area doesn't show any UV damage and offers a good amount of storage for road trips.
The original Crossfire injected 350 cubic inch V8 remains under the hood, and what it lacks in sophistication, it makes up for in big, neck-snapping torque. The injection provides reliable power and effortless starting, so you can take this 'Vette anywhere with confidence. All the accessories, belts, hoses, and other ancillaries are OEM so it looks quite correct and again, if you're into preservation class judging, this car nails it. The factory dual exhaust system has a mellow tone that's easy to live with and the 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission was always the right choice in an early C4, because the Doug Nash 4+3 was a bit clunky. The underside is just as clean as you'd expect, with nice floors and clean suspension components that strongly suggest this car has never spent a day in the snow and salt. And I, for one, love the early C4 aluminum wheels, which are aerodynamic and functional, with these wearing fat 225/50/16 BFGoodrich radials.
You can still get a lot of performance for your money, not to mention a fantastic historical artifact, and nowhere is that better illustrated than with this ultra-original '84 Corvette. Call today!