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1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4

1989 was a highly anticipated year for the Corvette, as Chevrolet promised the introduction of the ZR-1, which laid claim to being the world's fastest production automobile. Unfortunately, the ZR-1 was delayed until the 1990 model year.

The Corvette received a new ZF six-speed manual gearbox with two overdrive ratios. A FX3 Delco-Bilstein Selective Ride Control system was added to the list of available options. The system came with a switch to select the desired degree of shock absorber damping for Touring, Sport or Competition driving. This option was available only on coupes with manual shift and the Z51 Sport Performance Handling Package.

Another new addition for the Corvette was a removable fiberglass hardtop available on the convertible.

The Hatchback Coupe sold for $31,550 and Chevrolet produced 16,663 examples. 9,749 examples were Convertibles and sold for $36,780.

Powering the Corvette was a 5.7 liter V8 which produced 245 horsepower. A four-speed overdrive manual was standard with an automatic available as optional equipment.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012
1989 was a great year for the Corvette. The performance and handling recieved much attention propelling this car even further ahead of its competition.

Chevrolet equipped the Corvettes with the Performance Handling Package as standard equipment. The visual appeal of the car was enhanced with 17-inch wheels and tire.

New for this year was the Selective Ride Control adjustable suspension. This allowed the driver to select between three different operating modes: 'Touring,' 'Sport' and 'Performance.'

A 6-speed manual transmission was also made available.

Production Total for the 1989 model year were as follows: 30,632 total production. 20,007 coupes. 10,625 convertibles.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4 vehicle information

HatchBack Coupe

Chassis Num: 1G1YY3183K5116518

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4 vehicle information

HatchBack Coupe

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4 vehicle information

HatchBack Coupe

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4 vehicle information

HatchBack Coupe

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Chassis #: 1G1YY3183K5116518 
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