LMC is proud to offer for sale this 1986 Corvette Convertible
For so many decades, the Corvette has either been the ‘dream to own’ someday or been given that special place in the garage of a Corvette enthusiast. Crafted from a precise blend of power, performance, style and comfort, Corvette’s success has been based on a willingness to embrace advancing technology while remaining true to its heritage. This is the GM philosophy that ensures continued success with each generation of the iconic Corvette. The Chevrolet Corvette’s C4 generation for the 1984 through 1996 model years was marked by the return of the Convertible that had been absent from the Corvette lineup since 1975. Since the Corvette was named as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 all 7,315 of the ‘86 Convertibles had "Indy 500 Pace Car" console plaque identification. More importantly these Corvettes had evolved into a sleek and modern design. In the design there was a change from the fiberglass panels with the rear bumpers and panels now made from sheet molding plastic compound. The C4 Coupe was also the first general production Corvette to have a glass hatchback for improved storage access. The Corvette C4 came standard with an electronic dashboard with a digital liquid crystal display dash having graphics for important engine functions. Since emissions regulations were still changing and electronic engine management was in its infancy, horsepower was, compared to earlier generations, low. Therefore, the primary design emphasis was on handling and braking, with all-independent suspension and all new brakes with aluminum calipers. The front suspension saw the C3's coil springs replaced by a transverse fiberglass mono-leaf spring, which was only 1/3 of the weight of the coil springs while also introducing an anti-roll bar-like effect on the front. Coupe had the Targa Top, instead of T-tops, which bolted into place and becoming a structural component rather than simply latching on like T-tops. 1986 also saw the introduction of the Pass Key I passive anti-theft system, wherein each key contained a special pellet that could be detected and identified by the car's computer system by detecting electrical resistance. Other changes for the 1986 model were a high-mounted brake light, an assortment of new body colors, a slightly thicker-rimmed steering wheel, a newly angled instrument cluster to reduce windshield glare, Bosch ABS anti-lock brakes and with the use of aluminum cylinder heads there was an improvement in overall handling, acceleration and fuel economy.
This 1986 Pace Car Edition Corvette Convertible was built at Bowling Green KY Assembly Plant and originally delivered to the Glen Campbell Chevrolet dealership in Williamsville NY. The Corvette is stunning in the Code 74U Dark Red Metallic with the 19T Black Convertible Top. Previous owners have passed along the Owner’s Manual, Window Sticker, work record book and the original Pace Car Decals. The Red paint is in wonderful condition with excellent depth and clarity in part due to the low mileage and more importantly from the care of the owners. The work record book reveals the great number of careful waxing this Corvette was privileged to receive as the car has been treated to a pampered life. Inside, enjoy the comfort of the Graphite Leather wrap around Buckets that allows you to survey the unique Digital Driver Information System displaying the colorful graphics of the Speedo and Tach movements. The excellent interior condition is attributed to the low use. The exceptionally clean engine bay displays the L98 5.7L source of the power pulse which is connected to the Code MM4 "4+3" Transmission - 4-Speed Manual coupled to an Automatic Overdrive on the top three gears. The brushed Aluminum Wheels with the B/W Goodyear Eagles provide asphalt gripping fun. The window sticker confirms the basic comforts like Tilt-Telescopic Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and A/C. As well, by Code, the optional features such as AG9 Six-Way Power Seat, AQ9 Graphite Leather Sport Bucket Seats, AU3 Power Door Locks, K34 Speed Control and UU8 Delco/Bose System with AM/FM and 12-disc CD. Finally the undercarriage truly reflects the meticulous care this Corvette has been given by previous owners, also noted in their record book, as it is still clean and beautifully detailed.
This 1986 Pace Car Edition Corvette Convertible is a gorgeous example that is basically in new condition having only registered 9,501 miles.