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Griffin 01-23-2014 12:57 AM

A little about the C4
The C4 Corvette was introduced in March 1984 and ran through 1996. With a larger interior, fully digital instrumentation, and sleek modern look the C4 Corvette was the most dramatically different Corvette since the 1963 Sting Ray. The T-top roof of the previous model were replaced by a full Targa roof and the hatchback opening became a part of all C4 Corvettes.
1984 C4. This year was the 2nd highest Corvette production. The 1983 model was skipped because of the new C4 wasn't ready. Total number 84's built 51,547.
1985 C4. The 1985 Corvette replaced the 205 horsepower L83 engine with the L98 230 horsepower engine with Bosch tuned port fuel injection. Total number of 85's built 39,729.
1986 C4. This year was the year the convertible was reintroduced (1st since 1975). The convertible was used for pace car in the 70th annual Indy 500. Total number of 86's built 35,109.
1987 C4. This year the Corvette got new roller lifters in the engine giving the engine 240 horsepower 5 more than the 1996 model. Total number of 87's built 30,632.
1988 C4. The 1988 Chevrolet Corvette represented the 35th anniversary for Corvette. To celebrate, a 35th anniversay model was made available and 2,050 were sold. Also, it was the last C4 Corvette to have the "4+3" manual transmission. Total number of 88's built 30,632.
1989 C4. This model introduced the 6 speed manuel transmission. Total number of 89's built 26,412.
1990 C4. The Zr-1 engine was produced. Total number of 90's built 26,412.
1991 C4. New front and rear end were made. Total number of 91's built 20,639.
1992 C4. This year marked the 1 millionth corvette ever produced. Total number of 92's built 20,479.
1993 C4. 1993 marked the 40th anniversary of the Corvette. A "40th Anniversary" package was made. The color of the Corvette above was the color offered for it- Ruby Red. Total number of 93's built 22,058.
1994 C4. 2 new colors introduced- Copper Metallic and Admiral Blue. Total number of 94's built 23,330.
1995 C4. Last year of the ZR-1. The convertible was chosen as the pace car for the Indy 500. Total number of 95's built 20,742.
1996 C4. A new LT4 engine, with 330 horsepower, was available only with the 6-speed manual transmission. 2 new options were created to replace the ZR-1-the Grand Sport and the Collector Edition. Total number of 96's built 21,536.

05C6vertbabysitter 01-24-2014 01:17 AM

I always thought the C4s were underrated. The TPI was a mean looking and tough engine.

Shaggy 01-24-2014 01:45 AM

I think the C4s are what got me into Corvettes. They had a cool design and smooth. I was liked the look of them from 84 to 96.

05C6vertbabysitter 01-24-2014 04:15 AM

My Sierra is set to get a TPI 350 maybe. Right now the TBI 350 is running smooth and getting 23 MPGs so I'd rather not upset that because it's nice, not many 25 year old fullsize pickups can claim that kind of mileage. GM should have offered the TPI in the trucks too, such a torquey engine. Mine is going to look like the factory put it in there too.

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