31,540 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
5.7L V8
240 hp @ 4000 RPM*
345 lb/ft torque @ 3200 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 5.9 seconds
Top Speed: 154 MPH
*Base Price in 1987: $33,172


*Seller Asking:

$20,000 obo

(this is a classified ad hosted by newoldcars.com)

Fast Facts:
  • The torque-biased L98 engine (found in 1985-1991 Corvettes) stands out for its near-instantaneous thrust at low RPM. The robust delivery of torque off idle is achieved with long, skinny intake runners and a unique cam profile that features a 117 degree (!) lobe separation angle. Combined with small valves in a pair of low-flowing cylinder heads, the result is a powerband that is focused below 4k RPM – the L98 simply falls flat after 5k RPM
  • An awkward design trait of the C4 Corvette has always been the enormous rocker sills that hinder entry and exit. Interestingly, they weren’t part of the original design plans – the initial layout had a much narrower sill that sat high toward the rear and tapered downward toward the front for easy entry
  • However, late into the C4’s development, President Lloyd Reuss made the last minute request for the car to feature a removable targa roof rather than a T-top (the latter of which was a signature Corvette trait since 1968). The directive came so late that engineers had no time to re-design the whole structure – that would’ve delayed the car nearly two years considering the T-bar was an imperative piece of the car’s structural rigidity
  • The engineer’s solution? Raise the low end of the sill so that the entire sill now sits high, then add reinforcements to stiffen it. The extra stiffening added width, causing it to protrude deep enough into the interior that the footwell was now narrower than the width of the seat
  • The compromise was worth it from a performance standpoint, as the C4 earned its status as the first track-focused Corvette in history. The stiff chassis and aggressive suspension tuning allowed the C4 to pull higher lateral G numbers than any other car on sale at the time
Key Model Year Changes:
  • Convertibles now have side mirror air deflectors
  • New roller lifters provide a 5 hp gain thanks to less friction
  • Center sections of wheels are painted argent gray, as well as the radial slots
  • “Overdrive engaged” light is now located within the tach display rather than the center dash area. Same for the “Generator Low Output” light
  • Several new options became available, such as electronic climate control


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by Yomayo
Published: May 5, 2022 (2 years ago)
Media PA

Beautifully maintained 2-Owner 1987 Black Chevrolet Corvette with LOW miles. I’ve had the pleasure of owning this classic for 25 years and it’s finally time to make some more garage space for the next car. I have additional photos and videos if interested and will make every effort to answer all questions so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Find me on instagram @fordbullnose for more questions. Thanks!


The car is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic shape and has never seen rain in my 25 years of ownership. Transmission shifts smoothly throughout all gears. Starts right up with no problems no ticking no issues at all (happy to send cold start video if needed) The car is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and is finished in black over graphite leather.

Equipment includes an onboard computer, a Delco/Bose cassette stereo, power-adjustable seats, cruise control, air conditioning, and power windows, locks, and mirrors.

  • Only 31,540 original miles
  • Beautiful deep black gloss finish. Car has been garage kept for entire life
  • In preparation for sale, I had a professional paint correction and full detail
  • Fully loaded, dual power sport leather seats
  • Convertible top functions properly with no issues
  • All dash and plastic parts in excellet condition with no cracking
  • All digital displays function properly with no pixel issues
  • Original C4 turbine-style wheels and tires (as seen in picture) will be included with sale
  • Original manual books included with sale
  • Original headrest wind deflector with Corvette logo included with sale

Known Flaws:

  • Small scratch above corvette emblem on rear deck lid (hard to see in picture included)
  • Issue with right side window regulator causing passenger window switch not to work
  • Very slight wear on the steering wheel (as seen in pictures) which is expected on these corvettes.


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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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