Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 1985

1985

Chevrolet

Corvette

Coupe

35,790

Automatic

1G1YY078XF5101879

091722

5.7L V8 OHV 16V

Leather

Black

Bright Red

RWD

Coupe

CA


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The 1985 Corvette was the first Corvette that could be called a world-class sports car. This one-owner California Corvette was a factory one-off Special Order: it was the first ever off the assembly line L98 and Top-End optioned. Its owner was a pioneering drag racer beginning in 1957, and at age 16 became a Top Fuel 300 mph driver for Champion Speed Shop in Colma, CA. The car is optioned with: Z51 Performance Handling Package, Delco Boise stereo, power leather seats, cruise control, power windows and locks, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The original window sticker, owner’s manuals, service history are included with the vehicle. 

The exceptionally low miles are  partially the result of a back injury that prevented the owner from driving it; the car was garaged on blocks in for 5 years. When he finally recovered the entire engine was resealed by Chevrolet. The majority of the miles are from Interstate 80 round trips of over 300 miles from the Bay Area to a cabin in the Gold Country foothills. The car had one accident when the owner lost control on a very winding mountain road and went into a ditch: only the hood and the rear glass hatch had to be replaced. The car was entirely repainted by Winter Chevrolet in Colfax, CA. 

The 4th generation Chevrolet Corvette (C4) was introduced in 1984. For 1985 GM addressed valid criticisms associated with the 1984 model, and in the process created a far more complete ‘Vette. The biggest improvement over the ’84 was the introduction L98 engine. Replacing the relatively anemic Chevy L83 engine, it continued with a 350 cubic inch displacement but added Bosch tuned-port fuel injection (TPI), bringing output up to 230 hp (up from 205). Torque was increased to 330 lb.-ft (up from 290). This engine was also more efficient than the L83. The ’85 continued with the Doug Nash 4+3 manual transmission, with overdrive gears on the top three gears. For ’85, an override button was added to the top of the shifter. At the time of its introduction, Car and Driver tested the 1985 Corvette and found a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.1 seconds at 97 mph. In response to comments about the harsh ride, GM engineers reduced the spring rates by about a quarter in the front and rear. Additionally, some of the endemic squeaks and rattles of the 1984 model were ironed out for ’85 Corvette. The Z51 Performance Handling Package includes Delco-Bilstein gas shock-absorbers, thicker stabilizer bars, a heavy-duty cooling-system, and 9.5-inch-wide wheels all around. The new engine, softened ride, and eliminated squeaks all went toward a far more refined Chevrolet Corvette in 1985. The addition of “Tuned-Port Injection” badges found on the sides of the car were meant to bring attention to the new engine. Inside, the main change was the digital instrument cluster; its overall style was carried over from the 1984 model, but was revised to be more legible. 

The 1985 Corvette had the lowest drag coefficient of any Corvette ever previously tested, 0.323. To put this in perspective, the 2020 mid-engine C8 Corvette had a drag coefficient of 0.322. The C4 has a curb weight of 3230 pounds, the C8 3366. Chevrolet sold 39,729 Corvettes in the 1985 model year. 14,802 were optioned with the Z51 Performance Handling package; this and the 4-speed are what collectors seek out. We offer this iconic, pristine low-mile Corvette at $32,500.

Engine: 350 ci/5.7L TPI L98 V8, 230 hp @ 4000 rpm, 330 lb.-ft torque @ 3300 rpm
Transmission: Doug Nash 4-speed manual (overdrive available on 2 through 4)
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds
Quarter Mile: 14.1 seconds, 97 mph
Colors: Bright Red, Black Leather Lear-Siegler Seats
Odometer: 35,790 miles
VIN: 1G1YY078XF5101879


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1985

Chevrolet

Corvette

Coupe

35,790

Automatic

1G1YY078XF5101879

091722

5.7L V8 OHV 16V

Leather

Bright Red

RWD

Coupe

CA

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