1987 Chevrolet Corvette
1987 Chevrolet Corvette
A few items of trivia to start the presentation: quiet please!! In 1951 a group of Harley Earl's "Special Projects" crew began work on a GM sports car. Bob McLean designed a general layout for the car which was originally code named, "Opel." William Durant, the founder of GM, said a wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1908 inspired the bow tie logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to Detroit. Myron Scott, at the time Chevrolet's Chief photographer, is credited with coming up with the Corvette name, drawing from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette" class. The Jaguar XK120 is believed to have been the inspiration for the first Corvette.
And now we present, from way back in 1987 a morsel of Corvette history in the flesh, a Chevrolet Corvette! Drum roll please!!! This one with a Medium Gray Metallic exterior and flashy red interior, a 350ci V8 and a 4-speed automatic. Dream on.
Medium Gray Metallic covers the fiberglass panels of this sportswear. Some dulling in the paint and some staining is seen throughout. Also a few areas of scratches with bouts with a curb, and slight chip off at the hood seam. Black trimmings for the glass surrounds and just below the midpoint on either side. Dual electric controlled sport mirrors, and a gray metallic fiberglass panel roof are seen. The big greenhouse glass is the rear deck and on back iconic Corvette round taillights. Aluminum wheels in a Chevy Corvette turbine pattern shine brightly and are wrapped in radials and are bolted on all 4 corners.
Red leather buckets grace the inside of this Vette. A digital driver information system is seen on the square design dash, as well as the 4-speed automatic transmission shifter in the console. Power windows, and power steering and a spacious rear storage area that has enough room to haul “stuff”. Carpeting appears in good although slightly worn condition. Door panels present in black and have some power convenience buttons within.
A 5.7 Liter electronic fuel injected V8 can be viewed within an original engine bay with the flip of the hood. Bolted on the back is the 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission. The rear axle in this car is designated as 2.59 gear ratio. Keeping everything cool is an all-electric fan cooling system. Overall, the engine bay shows slight patina but looks good under the hood.
Reasonably clean and rust free all good underneath. Some light corrosion on all the aluminum parts underneath. A performance handling package has been added. Suspension includes a posi trac rear, and fiberglass mono leaf spring is seen on the front and rear.
A quick starter, and on the test track it did nicely. Good smooth acceleration and shifting through the automatic gears, rail like handling, and bias free panic stopping. I noticed the A/C needs charged but all else is in working order.
Overall a clean Corvette that the consignor has enjoyed and is now ready to move on. Exterior and interior that remains true to the 'Vette legacy of America's Sports Car. A little spiff and you will be really good to go!
8-350ci V8 240hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
123836-Sequential Unit Number
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