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C4 Corvette (1984-1996)

A Good Starter Corvette

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1996 Corvette Convertible

After an 11-year absence, the convertible Corvette returned in 1986 and remained in production throughout the C4 era.

Photo courtesy of General Motors
Here are some basic production and model statistics for the C4 era Corvettes:

1984
Total Production: 51,547
Base price: $21,800
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 205
Notes: First year for C4 body and frame, second-largest number Corvettes produced of any year, 1983 skipped due to production quality issues

1985
Total Production: 39,729
Base price: $24,403
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 230
Notes: Suspension softened 25% from 1984, first year for Bosch fuel injection

1986
Total Production: 35,109
Coupes: 27,794
Convertibles: 7315
Base price: $27,027 coupe/$32,032 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 235
Notes: Convertible returns, all convertibles made as Indy pace car replicas

1987
Total Production: 30,632
Coupes: 20,007
Convertibles: 10,625
Base price: $27,999 coupe/$33,172 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 240
Notes: First year for the coachbuilt Callaway 345 horsepower twin-turbo option at $51,000 premium over sticker price

1988
Total Production: 22,789
Coupes: 15,382
Convertibles: 7407
Base price: $29,489 coupe/$34,820 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 240/245
Notes: 35th anniversary year, anniversary edition available

1989
Total Production: 26,412
Coupes: 16,663
Convertibles: 9749
Base price: $31,545 coupe/$36,785 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 240/245
Notes: First year of 6-speed manual transmission

1990
Total Production: 23,646
Coupes: 16,016
Convertibles: 7630
Base price: $31,979 coupe/$37,264 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 245/375
Notes: Return of the ZR1 package in 375 horsepower "King of the Hill" model at $27,016 premium over base price, ABS and driver's side airbag become standard equipment

1991
Total Production: 20,639
Coupes: 14,967
Convertibles: 5672
Base price: $32,455 coupe/$38,770 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 245/375
Notes: Minor changes from 1990

1992
Total Production: 20,479
Coupes: 14,604
Convertibles: 5875
Base price: $33,635 coupe/$40,145 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 300/375
Notes: One millionth Corvette made in this year, base horsepower rises to 300

1993
Total Production: 22,058
Coupes: 16,346
Convertibles: 5712
Base price: $34,595 coupe/$41,195 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 300/405
Notes: 40th anniversary year for the Corvette, anniversary edition available, ZR1 horsepower rises by 30 to 405

1994
Total Production: 23,330
Coupes: 17,984
Convertibles: 5346
Base price: $36,185 coupe/$42,960 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engine: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 300/405
Notes: Minor changes only

1995
Total Production: 20,742
Coupes: 15,771
Convertibles: 4971
Base price: $36,785 coupe/$43,665 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engines: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 300/405
Notes: Last year for the C4 ZR1 option

1996
Total Production: 21,536
Coupes: 17,167
Convertibles: 4369
Base price: $37,225 coupe/$45,060 convertible
Built in: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Engines: V8 350 c.i. or V8 DOHC 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 300/330
Notes: Return of the Grand Sport designation for the first time since 1963, new LT4 engine makes 330 horsepower, collector edition also available, final year of the C4 body and frame

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