1992 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1992 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
On July 2 in 1992, a White 1992 Corvette Convertible rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky and into the history books as it became the one-millionth Corvette to be built. The special milestone Corvette was paired with a 1953 Corvette and the two cars would go on tour as the car was used to promote the upcoming 40th Anniversary in 1993. This production of the One Millionth Corvette was a big milestone for the model and Chevrolet pulled out all the stops to make it a big deal. The Corvette had even been signed by every employee at the plant as it went down the line. And when it came time, the car broke through a banner reading “1,000,000th Corvette” while those in attendance applauded. In the background, a marching band played “Born in the USA”. Former Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov was on hand and even rode in the car as it was driven through the plant. Zora joined then Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan and Chevrolet president Jim Perkins, along with BGAP manager Paul Schnoes and UAW Local 2164 President Billy Jackson for the milestone celebration.
For consignment, one in a million with this little Dark Red Metallic Corvette Convertible. This 5.7 liter LT-1 is capable of producing 300hp and handles like it's on rails with optional selective ride control. It's a convertible for top down fun in the sun driving. Light beige leather is for the interior which has plenty of technology of the day to keep tabs on all aspects of the internal workings on the fly. Note that the exterior clear coat has been eaten up by the sun, so it will need some TLC to make it just right baby bear and shine on like a crazy diamond.
Dark Red Metallic covers all the fiberglass, which remains in fair condition with some scratches on the lowers and a small crack turning up here and there. Plenty of dulling on the clear coating, and the paint has faded as a result, and this is particularly true with the doors. A clamshell hood, hidden headlights with new gears and motors so they actually work, and beige canvas convertible top are just the basics. Further investigation reveals body matching integrated bumpers front and rear, and aerodynamic straight fiberglass panels with well minded gaps throughout. Simple badging, and round-ish inset taillights with dual horizontal chrome tipped exhaust are seen on the rear of the car. 17-inch shiny turbine style wheels wrapped in nicely preserved radials adorn each corner.
The dream continues with beige leather covered high back buckets that have enough horizontal tuck and roll tufting to be the new Michelin man. While being grabbed by this leather, use the side and console controls to electronically put you exactly where you want to grab the wheel, shifter, and press the accelerator to start your drive to hyperdrive speed. A smooth black center console races forward to the dash, and houses some storage, seat controls, and the shift lever. Moving up into the center of the dash is an AM/FM/Cassette/CD orange readout radio, temp and airflow controls, all push button. This panel makes a sharp left in an upward curve passing the large info screen with various warning lights etc within and melts into the analog cascade of orange numbered and lettered gauges, which huddle around a central vertical rectangular orange LED readout for speed, and mileage. Nice clean tan carpet covers the floors and storage area and shows little fading overall.
An LT1 5.7L V8 300hp small block mill featuring fuel injection, is nestled with a 6-speed manual ZF transmission strapped on the back. The engine bay is nice and very clean and highly detailed looking showroom, with no corrosion on any aluminum parts, or fading of plastic.
Looking underneath, we can see no rust, slight patina, and slightly faded with factory overspray still on the floor pans. A solid construction with an X frame reinforcement for some extra stiffness to carve those curves is noted. Independent coil springs for the front, and a 5 link transverse leaf spring rear suspension is seen as are 4 wheel power disc brakes all around. Plenty of lightweight materials have been utilized for this suspension and underside mechanicals, all for more power from that LT1 upfront.
A quick starter, and hopping inside those overstuffed leather seats just grab you. After achieving perfect driving position, it was off to the test track where she performed just beautifully, with rocket-like acceleration, handling on rails, and quick stopping. Steering was tight and it provided a smooth ride at cruising speed. The service ride control light was illuminated during my test.
Dreams become reality right here at the Classic Auto Mall halls, and rooms may contain the automotive pleasure you seek. Everything is here, including this 1992 canvas beige drop topper bathed in Dark Red Metallic with some faded clear coating is awaiting to be scooped up for a fraction of the price of the new version. This red means GO! and we promise what happens in CAM stays in CAM, except the consignments you take away!
3-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
P-350ci V8 LT1 300hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
109969-Sequential Unit Number
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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.
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