For Sale: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - 5.7L V8 - Automatic Transmission - 25k Miles - Black Over Black Interior (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the Corvette's accident-and-damage-free, very low-mileage Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) ... 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. - Hemmings 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. The lightly used,well-maintained, black-over-black 1985 Corvette coupe offered here captures the Eighties vibe perfectly. Showing just 25,637 original miles, the car has traveled fewer than 750 miles per-year on average, making it a true (and rare) very low-mileage Corvette. The car's original black paint retains good gloss overall; there is only slight fading evident on portions of the hood. It's a classic Corvette color that has retained its timeless appeal. The removable roof panels are in excellent condition. Cabin glass (including on the rear hatch) and lighting lenses are clear and uncracked. All badging is present in the factory-applied locations on the body, including the Tuned Port Injection nomenclature embossed on the front fenders. Original-equipment, 16-inch styled aluminum wheels (with Corvette-flag-logo centers) in excellent condition are mounted with Kumho ® Ecsta Supra 255/50/ZR high-performance tires. Inside, the bespoke bucket seats created specifically for the C4 by Lear-Siegler are upholstered in black leather. The surface condition is excellent, free of wear marks or other damage. The seats are known for their comfort and highly effective side-bolstering. Switchgear is vintage 1980s including the fully functioning, colorful digital displays framed by a black steering wheel wearing the Corvette-flag emblem. Graphic markings on the instruments and other dashboard controls are crisp, sharp, and undamaged. The automatic-transmission shifter is mounted on the console. A Premier® audio head unit has replaced the factory radio. Charcoal carpeting is in place throughout the cockpit and continuing

Vehicle Details

  • 1985 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1528538
  • Price:$14,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:25637
  • Stock Number:21KCC97
  • VIN:1G1YY0780F5100417

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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