Yet 1984 was the second-largest production run in Corvette history, with over 51,000 cars produced. Overall, C4 Corvettes make up the second-largest cohort after the C3, with about 350,000 cars built in the 12-year period. Worthy of note, the convertible Corvette returned in 1986 after an 11-year absence.Engine Power Increased
Standard engine power in the C4 Corvettes ranges from 205 horsepower in 1984 up to 230 horsepower in 1985 and then variations up to 250 horsepower by 1992. From 1993 to 1996, base Corvettes received the 300 horsepower LT1 engine. Certain special editions such as the Callaway twin-turbo models generated up to 405 horsepower, and these are naturally more expensive and hard to find.Collectible Value
The 1984-1988 Corvettes are by far the lowest-priced 'Vettes on the market. Base model C4 Corvettes are not generally considered collectible and it's doubtful they ever will be. Therefore, a C4 from the '80s makes a good starting point for an enthusiast ride, but a poor investment.