Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1987 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Zora Arkus-Duntov, (December 25, 1909 April 21, 1996), was a Belgian-born American engineer whose work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname \"Father of the Corvette\". He is sometimes erroneously referred to as the inventor of the Corvette, whereas that title belongs to Harley Earl. He was also a successful racing driver, taking class victories in 1954 and 1955 at the 24 Heures du Mans.
For consignment, we offer the 1987 version of America\'s sports car. A powerful engine in 5.7 Liter V8 form and improved exhaust system are just a few performance enhancements for this year versus the previous year. With the benefit of being a 1 owner car, purchased new at Gotshall\'s Chevrolet in Hellertown, PA, always garage kept and sporting a mere 19,218 title verified miles you\'d be hard pressed to find a nicer example.
Dark Red Metallic drapes the fiberglass panels, and molded plastic crash bumpers on this, a Corvette with the lowest angle windshield rake to this date. This body shares many of the features of the soon to come supercar killer, the ZR1. Hidden headlights, a black belt line black molding, and sloping greenhouse rear glass that flows down form the removable targa style see-through roof all work toaccentuate the sleek lines. 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 tail lights with dual tipped exhaust are seen on the rear of the car. Turbine style \"salad shooter\" 16-inch alloy wheels are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in blackwall BF Goodrich G-Force Sport rubber from the 43rd week of 2019. Vroom Vroom!
Mesmerizing Graphite carpeted mats cover near pristine Graphite carpet that floods the floors and the back trunk area, and it is a deep, deep hue in very good condition. Charcoal and gray houndstooth style cloth inserts with cloth graphite bolster buckets are showing as nearly new with little to no fade and certainly no tears. These buckets flank a black center console/storage unit. This also houses the shifter for the 4-speed automatic transmission, power window toggles, climate control, AM/FM stereo, and a data center with a screen to display information regarding temperatures and other key components of the engine. A digital display is seen in front of the original leather wrapped steering wheel for engine rpm, speed and oil pressure, volts, and fuel range. Controls for the power locks and wipers are on the drivers door along with a wonderful mix of gray plastic, gray carpet and courtesy lamps.
A 350ci 240 horsepower, Tuned-Port fuel injected L98 V8 engine rests within the engine bay which is very clean with an overall nice patina. A 700R4 spec 4-speed manual transmission is attached to the back of the mill. The rear axle has a 3.07 limited slip gear ratio as part of the G92 Performance Axle Ratio.
Very clean, well maintained, rust free, structurally sound, undercoating intact on floor pans, no real leakage to speak of in engine/transmission area, and frame is unscathed...what more could one ask for!? How about 4-wheel power disc brakes, and 4-wheel independent suspension with transverse leaf springs both front and rear. Handling the exhale is the OEM dual exhaust.
This car started right up and ran beautifully throughout our test ride. The only issue that crept up is that the air conditioning was blowing warm. Otherwise it was a trip back in time to 1987 with adequate acceleration, nimble handling, and stellar braking.
A very nice 4th gen example of a Corvette, complete with its window sticker and presenting in all original, (other than tires), form. That snazzy tech digital dash, and stunning black cloth seats, 1 owner, all buttoned up and cared for by this Corvette collector consignor.
8-350ci V8 240hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
125562-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. 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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