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 at the 24 Heures du Mans.
For consignment a nice example of a 1989 Convertible Corvette. This one comes with the auxilliary hardtop, digital dash, and has plenty of new parts recently put on…full speed ahead kids!
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. Wide white racing stripes run from stem to stern. Hidden headlights, a black belt line black molding, a beautiful black convertible top that hides itself under a plastic molded tonneau, and a removable hardtop for the coupe like driving experience with added safety. Standard turbine style 17-inch alloy wheels are on all 4 corners, and bringing up the rear are chrome tipped exhaust pipes. Vroom Vroom!
Mesmerizing red carpet mats covers pristine black carpet that floods the floors, and the back trunk area, and it is a deep, deep black, in very good condition. Red inserts with black bolsters leather buckets showing some patina with minor folds, and slight wear, flank a red and black center console/storage unit. This also houses the 4-speed automatic 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 horsepower, Tuned-Port Fuel Injected L98 V8 engine rests within the engine bay which is very clean with an overall nice patina. A 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is attached to the back of the new mill. The rear axle has a 2.59 gear ratio.
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!? How about 4-wheel power disc brakes, and C4 suspension all around…
This car started right up and ran beautifully throughout our test ride. No known problems with any functions too.
A very nice 4th gen example of a Corvette, complete with racing stripes, plenty of conveniences, and a documented plethora of new parts. That snazzy tech digital dash, and stunning red and black leather seats, all buttoned up and cared for by this Corvette Collector Consigner.
8-350ci V8 EFI 240hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
113689-Sequential Unit Number