1987 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
A few items of trivia to start the presentation: quiet please!! In 1951 a group of Harley Earl's "Special Projects" crew began work on a GM sports car. Bob McLean designed a general layout for the car which was originally code named, "Opel." William Durant, the founder of GM, said a wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1908 inspired the bow tie logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to Detroit. Myron Scott, at the time Chevrolet's Chief photographer, is credited with coming up with the Corvette name, drawing from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette" class. The Jaguar XK120 is believed to have been the inspiration for the first Corvette.
And now we present, from way back in 1987 a morsel of Corvette history in the flesh, a Chevrolet Corvette! Drum roll please!!!
All clean bright White painted fiberglass in good condition. Some dulling in the paint and some areas of overspray, however mostly unremarkable, are noted. Dual electric controlled sport mirrors, and a brown tinted glass roof panel is seen. Aluminum wheels in a Chevy Corvette turbine pattern shine brightly and are wrapped in radials and are bolted on all 4 corners.
Red leather buckets grace the inside of this Vette. A digital driver information system is seen on the square design dash, as well as the 4-speed automatic transmission shifter in the console. Power windows, and power steering and a key fob remote access button will get you into the rear storage area that has enough room to haul “stuff”. Carpeting appears in good condition, and so do door panels.
A 5.7 Liter electronic fuel injected V8 can be viewed within an original engine bay with the flip of the hood. Bolted on back is the 4-speed automatic transmission. Keeping everything cool is an all-electric fan cooling system. This runs and shifts smoothly.
Reasonably clean and rust free all good underneath. A performance handling package has been added. Suspension includes a posi trac rear, and fiberglass mono leaf spring is seen on the front and rear.
Overall a clean Corvette that the consigner has enjoyed and is not ready to move on. Exterior and interior that remains true to the 'Vette legacy of America's Sports Car.