General Motors took to heart the flak about American cars not handling properly and launched the 1983 Corvette C4 into Europe with the confident claim that it could out-corner any European sports car.
Uni-directional tyres and wheels specially developed with Goodyear helped, and there was rack-and-pinion steering, aluminium double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, both sprung by unusual glassfibre transverse leaf springs and both with anti-roll bars. Big vented discs and some very clean looks, this was the corvette that GM always promised.
Presented in its original rare colour of Turquoise Metallic, one of 1621 made in this colour for ’91, the car has its original blue tint targa panel, both of which can be verified by the RPO codes (options list) under the centre armrest.
An original Florida car, the Vette stayed Stateside until about 1999 when it went across the pond to Sweden and was subsequently imported to Ireland by its latest custodian a couple of years ago.
The car has covered a mere 62k miles, and in the past couple of thousand miles the car has had a water pump, thermostat and heater core replacement. The car is completely standard bar an upgraded exhaust that makes all the right noises and a very impressive sound system.
On the road, the 5.7 L98 V8 with 250 bhp and 470nm of torque pulls rapidly up the road and is super smooth. That distinct V8 burble with that wedge like shape is ever so Corvette and the cockpit is an extremely comfortable place to be with it’s low-slung driving position and plush bucket seats.
A rare car on Irish soil and most definitely the only one in the county in this colour, this is a rare opportunity to own a very usable fun classic at sensible money.
Complete with service history and a large parts collection, we can’t see this Vette hanging around long.
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