1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Zora Arkus-Duntov (December 25, 1909 – April 21, 1996) was a Belgian-born American engineer whose work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette." He is sometimes erroneously referred to as the inventor of the Corvette, whereas that title belongs to Harley Earl. He was also a successful racing driver, taking class victories in 1954 and 1955 24 Heures du Mans.
For consignment, a nice example of a 1989 Convertible Corvette. Only a 3 owner car, with consigner stated 66,300 + miles and well documented maintenance records, and/or paperwork from the showroom.
Bright red drapes the fiberglass panels, and molded plastic crash bumpers on this, a Corvette with the lowest angle windshield rake to this date. This body was basically a preview to what was to come for the ZR1 model which was delayed until 1990. Hidden headlights, a black belt line black molding, a beautiful black convertible top that hides itself under a plastic molded tonneau, and a roll bar are noted on this example. Standard 5 spoke aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners and bringing up the rear are chrome tipped exhaust pipes, and a 1991 replaced rear taillight and bumper assembly.
Mesmerizing red carpet floods the floors, and the back trunk area, and it is a deep, deep red, in very good condition. Black floor mats add contrast and protect this deep carpet. Leather buckets showing some patina with minor folds, and slight wear, flank a red and black center console/storage unit. This also houses the 6-speed manual transmission, climate control, AM/FM Cassette, and a data center with a screen to display information regarding temperatures and other key components of the engine. A digital display is seen in front of the leather aftermarket steering wheel for RPM/Speed and Oil Pressure/Volts and Fuel range. Controls for power windows, power mirrors, and cruise control are also noted.
A 350ci 240/245 Horsepower, Tuned-Port Fuel Injected L98 V8 engine which has been replaced with a factory duplicate at 32,000 miles, due to a warranty issue, sits in the engine bay. A 6-speed rebuilt manual transmission (rebuilt due to a reverse gear problem) is attached to the back of the new mill.
Very clean, well maintained, rust free, structurally sound, undercoating intact on floorpans, no real leakage to speak of in engine/transmission area, and frame is unscathed...what more could one ask for!?
This Corvette has suffered some engine and transmission problems, but were covered by GM, and replaced with appropriate parts. A clean example, with copious records of various maintenance and repairs, never driven in snow/salt environment convertible. Classic Auto Mall is housing this car and all you have to do is make it down here for a top down, foot down, window down, test drive…you down for that?