For Sale: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - 42k Original Miles - Silver over Gray - 5.7L V8 with Automatic - Removable Glass Top (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this '85 Corvette on a website other than our main website, it's possible that only some of our many photographs of the car are shown due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, a link to a short startup-and-walkaround video, and another link to the car's accident and damage-free, low-mileage Carfax history report, please go to our main website: GarageKeptMotors.) Little red Corvette, baby, you're much too fast. Little red Corvette, you need a love that gonna last. �€" Prince The lyrics to Prince's 1982 song capture the timeless appeal of every Corvette (red or any other color), certainly including the C4 cars which were in the late stages of development when the song hit the charts. This fourth Corvette generation would endure for a dozen years, from 1984 through 1996. The C4 Corvette represented a major development for Chevrolet and, over its long production run, featured many firsts for the legendary marque. Not least of these was the replacement of earlier Corvette body-on-frame construction with a steel birdcage uni-body, and a center spine connecting the engine to the differential and supporting the drive shaft. Body stiffness was improved dramatically. The new exterior body design incorporated a track-inspired, clam-shell-style hood, hinged at the front, which exposed the entire engine for easy-access servicing. A horizontal rub strip bisected and surrounded the body and, in addition to giving the car a design signature for its wedge look, also concealed the seam where the two fiberglass body panels were joined. The C4 cars were lower, but also shorter than the earlier C3-series Corvettes, and delighted owners with more interior room, and a more comfortable seating position. Digital instrumentation and a completely re-designed interior with new seating technology were significant changes. Other innovations included power rack and pinion steering, forged aluminum suspension components, fiberglass transverse-mounted front and rear springs, and four-wheel disc brakes. The C4 was truly an all-new Corvette. For 1985, there were developmental improvements over the '84 model. As Car and Driver noted approvingly: That's the way it has to be when your stated goal is producing the world's best sports car. The more efficient L98 350 cubic-inch (5.7 liter) TPI (Tuned Port Injection) engine rated at 230 horsepower was standard. On overall performance, Hemmings Motor News declared: ... the C4 was a world-class sports car, capable of 150 MPH and .95g on the skid pad, at a fraction of the cost of a Ferrari. The very well-maintained, low-mileage, 1985 silver-over-dark gray Corvette coupe offered here captures the Eighties vibe perfectly. At just 42,000 original miles, the car has traveled fewer than 1,250 miles per-year on average, making it a true (and rare) very low-mileage Corvette. The car's original light silver paint, with darker metallic gray lower-body accent paint, retains its like-new gloss overall; there is no sign of fading or significant wear. It's a classic combination that has retained its timeless appeal. The removable darkened glass roof panel as well as all cabin glass (including on the rear hatch) is clear and free of damage of any sort. All badging is present in the factory-applied locations on the body including the Tuned Port Injection nomenclature on the front fenders. Original-equipment, 16-inch styled aluminum wheels in excellent condition are mounted with BFGoodrich Comp2 A/S tires. Inside, the bespoke bucket seats created specifically for the C4 by Lear-Siegler are upholstered in a dark-gray houndstooth fabric with black trim. The seats are known for their comfort and highly effective side-bolstering. The handsome upholstery fabric is free of rips, tears, or discoloration. Swit

Vehicle Details

  • 1985 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1528482
  • Price:$14,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:42409
  • Stock Number:21GKM65
  • VIN:1G1YY0782F5123908

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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