The fourth generation or C4 Corvette came after the third generation had been on sale for twelve years and weathered the dreaded Malaise Era of the Seventies. Sporting a totally new design and a new chassis, the C4 debuted in 1984 and saw twelve years of service. Today, C4s are a fond reminder of Eighties automotive design, as well as some technological firsts for the nameplate.
The red paint job on this 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is nearer to maroon and really accentuates the edgy design penned by Jerry Palmer and Dave McLellan. The pop-up headlamps remain, as do the quad taillamp clusters. Prominent fog lamp and turn indicator clusters live in the front bumper, and this ‘Vette rolls on five-spoke alloy wheels that reportedly sport new tires. Look closer beneath the rear bumper, and you’ll also see quad tailpipes, signifying that Corvettes represent the best performance that Chevrolet offered at the time and continues to do so to this day. The vinyl top is also reported to be new. The red and black interior on this 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is said to be all original, bar a few things. Firstly, the iconic digital LCD instrument cluster is reportedly new. That’s great because this was the first generation of ‘Vette to sport a digital instrument cluster, and it is one of the C4's most desirable elements. The seller also reports a new heating fan for the climate control system. In-car entertainment sees an upgrade in the shape of a modern Kenwood head unit with CD playback, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB and AUX inputs, plus SiriusXM capabilities.
This 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe comes with a new 350ci V8 that's seen less than 500 miles and sends drive via a rebuilt 4-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. Power output was rated at around 240hp when new, with 345lb-ft of torque. C4 highlights, when launched included an all-new lightweight suspension, all-new brakes with aluminum calipers, and a few other tweaks aimed at improving ride and handling.
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