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1988 Chevrolet

Corvette Convertible

SOLD

Stock
2792
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Vin
1G1YY3184J5105994
Miles
135,247
Drivetrain
RWD

1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Myron E. Scott went to work for Chevrolet in 1937, as an assistant director for the Public Relations department, where he was responsible for photography of new cars, designing press kits, graphics, and special events. He was also known for being the creator of the All-American Soap Box Derby. After winning a contest with 300 submissions, Myron thought the name Corvette rolled off the tongue well and thought a tie to the fast strike ships called "Corvettes" from World War II would appeal to the American men, many who had served. This would go on to form the foundation for the nautical names that would be applied to Corvettes and concepts such as the Mako Shark and Sting Ray (later to be used as Stingray).

For consignment a very nice example of a 1988 Corvette which was a year in which Corvette was celebrating its 35th Anniversary. Bathed in silver with a black canvas convertible top and 350 cubes awaiting your command to fire up. Now is your chance to get into the classic car game and you are starting near the top with this Classic Corvette from the late 80's.

Exterior
Silver like the Kennedy dollars that used to be in circulation, bathes the fiberglass sculpted exterior. Badging is all correct, as well as working hidden headlights. Black plastic trimming wraps entirely around this car at the midline and creates a nice contrast to the silver. A new black canvas convertible top gives you the ability to go topless or drive in the rain with it up. A nice fiberglass rear top covering hides the top when in the down position. On the back are the round taillights deeply inset within the neoprene rear bumper and rear roll pan. Quad exhaust tips are showing off at the bottom of this bumper. Standard saw blade 17 inch shiny wheels are noted on all 4 corners and there is no curbing marks on these.

Interior
Near perfect black carpet floods the floors, and the back trunk area, and it is a deep, deep black, in very good condition. Black leather buckets, showing as original, have minimal wear with the usual fold lines that come with use. These buckets contain controls for the power activation of them within the bolsters of the seats and flank a black center console/black topped storage unit. This also houses the controls for power windows, and exterior mirrors, shift lever for the automatic transmission, climate control, AM/FM/cassette, and a data center with a screen to display information regarding gas mileage, service warnings and other key components of the car. An all digital cluster of gauges in colorful form all working like new are fronted by a black rimmed rally style steering wheel.

Drivetrain
The stout 350ci V8 L98 small block is topped by electronic tuned port fuel injection and is backed by a 700 R4 4-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly. The engine is very clean and has little corrosion and nice shiny hoses and belts along with some gold cast aluminum valve coverings. Save for a little bit of road dirt on the underside of the wheel wells, it's all clean under this hood.

Undercarriage
C4 suspension is clean, showing a slight patina on the aluminum cast suspension. The unibody and floor pans are all very sound. Power disc brakes are on all 4's.

Drive-Ability
A quick starter and good runner this car presented with no problems. Noted is new door weather stripping and new window anti rattlers installed. Sit back and feel the pressure as you are pushed into your seat and let the wind blow through your hair.

We are in the game here with a nice looking and well cared for 35th celebratory year “Vette. A real celebration in the total style of the sporty car Harley Earl thought up 35 years earlier. And the legend continues...Happy Anniversary!!

VIN DECODE
1G1YY3184J5105994
1-USA
G-General Motors
1-Chevrolet
YY-Corvette
3-Convertible
1-Manual Belts
8-350ci V8 240hp
4-Check Digit
J-1988
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
105994-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.