Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This red 1989 Chevrolet Corvette offers big fun with a little price tag. Even today, the C4 is a potent street car, and this one with a fuel-injected 350 small block can more than hold its own with some much more recent hardware. And there really is nothing quite like taking the targa top out, cranking up the A/C, and having a comfortable cruise all-day long.
The Dark Red metallic paint gives this Corvette an attractive look that takes the excitement of red but gives it an added sophistication. This is the factory-correct color with many signs it's the original paint. The reason why paint can last nearly thirty years on a Corvette and still look this good (especially when many cars can't even go a decade with the factory spray) is because of the level of care that most 'Vette owners have. That's also why the body is in such good condition where the doors shut with confidence; the fenders are smooth and unmarked from curbs; and the pointed front end is still crisp and iconic. Mid-C4 appearance is arguably the best of the bunch with the top-mounted center brake light, and the factory alloy wheels that are a reminder of the mighty ZR-1 that was about to debut.
The interior remains just as nicely original as the exterior. The black leather power seats provide the kind of adjustable comfort that could make some modern interiors jealous. The two-spoke steering wheel was purposely designed to give you a commanding view of the unique instrument cluster. The digital gauges were state-of-the-art when they were introduced, and so it's signature piece that everyone looks for today. That's why it's essential to have it looking as good as this one. But more than just the gauges, as you gaze across the entire interior, everything looks great and correct, including the controls for the power windows, power locks, and AM/FM/cassette stereo. Even the original climate control is in place, and as we mentioned before, this car is perfect for taking out the targa roof and turning up the air conditioning for a great day out.
Tilt the clamshell hood forward and you'll find GM's evergreen L98 350 cubic-inch V8. With Tuned-Port Injection, it generates enough low-end torque to pull a building off its foundation and feel like a freight train through the gears. This is the original numbers-matching powerplant, and it shows plenty of signs of proper maintenance over the years. Despite being the most modification-friendly car in decades, this one seems to be completely stock, which seems to be the right attitude for this car. With a four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, four-wheel disc brakes w/ABS, power steering, and cruise control, this Corvette has all the right features to be a great and reliable weekend getaway machine.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a great opportunity to get into a 'Vette for not a lot of money. It's a nice cared for car, and all it needs is a new home. Call today!!!
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