1987 Chevrolet Corvette

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Body Color
Silver
Stock
21KCC184
Vin
1G1YY2188H5102617
Miles
3,194
Engine Size
5.7L V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Video coming soon
Body Color
Silver
Stock
21KCC184
Vin
1G1YY2188H5102617
Miles
3,194
Engine Size
5.7L V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Video coming soon

3k Mile C4

Silver
Silver
5.7L V8
4 Speed Manual

1987 Chevrolet Corvette

- 5.7L V8
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- 3k Original Miles
- Silver Over Silver Interior
- All Original

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1987 Chevrolet Corvette on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to its very low-mileage, accident and damage-free Carfax history, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“… the C4 was a world-class sports car, capable of 150 MPH and .95g on the skid pad, at a fraction of the cost of a Ferrari.” – Hemmings Motor News

The C4 Corvette represented a major development for Chevrolet and, over its long production run, featured many firsts for the legendary marque. Not least of these was the replacement of earlier Corvette body-on-frame construction with a steel “birdcage” uni-body, and a center spine connecting the engine to the differential and supporting the drive shaft. Body stiffness was improved dramatically. The new exterior body design incorporated a track-inspired clam-shell-style hood, hinged at the front, which exposed the entire engine for easy-access servicing. A horizontal rub strip bisected and surrounded the body and, in addition to giving the car a design signature for its wedge look, also concealed the seam where the two fiberglass body panels were joined.

The C4 cars were lower, but also shorter than the final 3-series Corvettes, and delighted owners with more interior room, and a more comfortable seating position. Digital instrumentation and a completely re-designed interior with new seating technology were significant changes. Other innovations included power rack and pinion steering, forged aluminum suspension components, fiberglass transverse-mounted front and rear springs, and four-wheel disc brakes. The C4 was truly an all-new Corvette.

Offered here is a 1987 (C4) Corvette Coupe in silver-and-pewter over silver. Built during August of 1986, the car remains in “time capsule” condition. Showing just 3,194 miles in all, this Corvette is an essentially brand-new, 34-year-old sports car.

The exterior metallic silver paint (over pewter metallic on the lower-body surfaces with a gloss-black roof) shows like-new gloss across the sculpted body lines. The two colors perfectly complement one another. The paint could not have looked much better the day the car was first delivered. Even lower-body surfaces are free of imperfections. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Cabin glass and lighting lenses are pristine. All factory badging remains properly in place. Corvette-only, 16-inch, cast-alloy wheels with Corvette-flags center caps are in pristine condition. GoodYear® Eagle 225/50 V-rated black-sidewall tires are mounted.

Inside, the bespoke bucket seats created specifically for the C4 by Lear-Siegler and beautifully upholstered in silver leather showing only very light surface creasing, but absolutely free of rips, tears, or discoloration. Their ample bolstering speaks to the car's nearly 1g skidpad performance. Switchgear is vintage 1980s including the fully functioning, colorful digital displays. The leather-booted shifter with shift-pattern-knob is mounted in the black center console. The factory-installed Delco-Bose system—in its day, a new level entertainment system in a sportscar—operates as it should with ample volume for satisfying driving music. Cassette-tape storage in the center console is a fun, vintage-Eighties touch. Carpeting, door panels, dashboard, steering wheel all display like-new surfaces, a result of the care rendered by a long-term owner.

Under the front-hinged clam-shell hood, everything is in order with no sign of add-ons or aftermarket modifications. (Be sure to watch--and listen to--the video of the car at GarageKeptMotors website to hear the smooth, throaty turbo-port-injected, 5.7-liter L98 engine output.) The engine bay is spotless. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is similarly perfect. The unique Corvette dual-exhaust system is a visual focal point. Aluminum suspension components and Bilstein® shock absorbers also compete for attention. There is virtually no rust.

The car's identification and data tags remain as mounted at the Bowling Green assembly plant.

While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '87 Corvette in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

From music to pop culture, the Eighties were a time when Prince's “much too fast” Corvette lyrics were pretty much the way things were. If that decade was a coming-of-age time for you, this just may be the perfect time-travel machine to transport you back to those good days. This beautiful silver Corvette may just be—with added apologies to Price—your "love that's gonna last."

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