Who doesn’t love a nice looking C4 Corvette offered in a shade of white paint with matching white wheels — this is so late 80s/early 90s that it might as well be a mix tape on cassette. It comes as a seller submission from DT regular David S who writes: Yes, it’s mine. Yes it’s a good deal on a nice 6-speed Corvette, as the gods intended. Find this 1990 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $8500 in Tampa, FL via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt who writes; Another sketchy, cheap C4 Corvette for DT readers who thought the purple LT1 Corvette was too expensive – or that purple just wasn’t sufficiently over the top to be noticed. Here’s yet another C4 that could use some work! Find this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 offered for $3,500 in Smyrna, GA via facebash censorbook.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; the C4 Corvette has to be worth something more than scrap value in the near future. It’s a classic and the good ones will demand crazy money, but even the purple wrecks will be worth something because someone will convert them back to stock and fix ’em. And before you say “it’ll never be worth anything” — just remember that there was a time when you could get 69 Corvettes for next to nothing (probably when this 94 was new) and they are expensive today. So I’m putting this car into the “ready for appreciation even though it is purple” group. Find this 1994 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $6,500 buy-it-now in Sandown, NH via eBay.
This next custom Chevrolet Corvette came as a tip from REDACTED. The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Of course this thing is located in the Jersey Shore — where else would you find such a car that is stricken with VettAIDS…oh…never mind, that is a VettAid Dash Cluster. I’m sure there is an antibiotic ointment for that. Find this 1989 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $11,500 in Jersey Shore, NJ via craigslist.
The C4 Corvette might have been the least curvy Corvette ever built, but I believe that history might judge it nicely in the future. Built from 1983 through 1996, it has proportions and lines that are pleasing to the eye without the unnecessary Pontiac-style plastic body cladding that adorns every nook and cranny of a modern Corvette. Years from now, when people are trying to figure out how to maintain the 10-speed dual-clutch computer controlled automatic gearbox in their mid-engine Vette, they might yearn for a car with the electro-mechanical simplicity of a C4 and find the clean aesthetics a bonus. Find this 1993 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $8000 in Gilroy (Garlic capital of the West!), CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as tip from SecondMouse who writes: I have always liked the looks of the mid to late 80’s C4s, especially in black. This 1986 model ticks all the boxes – low miles, manual, cheap price, and well-cared for. But it looks to need a degree of reassembly that is not entirely clear from the ad. If you can overlook that, you might be the new owner of a sweet little cruiser. Find this one in Buffalo TX, about halfway between Houston and Dallas, on jackstands (!) with no plates (!!), asking $5500. Yes SecondMouse, I completely agree that the C4 is one of the most under appreciated cars from the 80s…and I loved the boxy shape before I got one as MicroMachine in the mid 80s…and someday I’ll own the real thing, hopefully before they get expensive. Find this 1986 Chevrolet Corvette C4 offered for $5,500 in Buffalo, TX via craigslist.
The C4 generation (1983-to-1996) Corvette isn’t the most collectible Corvette…in fact it is quite literally the opposite…but that doesn’t mean you should totally ignore the plastic beasty. A few cool editions come to mind — the overhead cam ZR-1 or patriotic Grand Sport…or today’s beauty, which is a grandma owned 6-speed with 16k miles on […]
There is something about an older car that is free from dirt/grime that just makes me happy…and it probably has something to due with the fact that most of my classics have been well used and abused. This next car is shockingly clean on the underside for a 27 year old car and has about […]
This next car comes from tipper Art C who writes: This looks like a hoot for shortish money. If the motor is a well built 383 with a real 500hp its worth a few grand on its own. Plus, its got a six peed! Find this 1985 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $6497 near Leominster, MA […]
There is an old saying in the car collector community: there’s nothing more expensive than a cheap car. This is probably because the cost of restoration is usually never recuperated later on, unless you ride some wave of ridiculous price appreciation (thanks hipsters!) — but making money isn’t why most of us restore cars — […]