Beautiful 1987 Red Corvette - Low Miles

1987 Chevrolet Corvette

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Corvette 1987

Price: US $7,995.00
Item location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Year: 1987
Mileage: 74,100
VIN: 1G1YY2188H5126626
Color: Red
Engine size: 350
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Transmission: Automatic
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This car is a classic! A lot of car for the money, this Corvette is owned by my mother who enjoyed driving it sparingly in the summer months. It is very well cared for and only shows minimal wear for a car this age. If you look around you will find there are very few 1987 Corvettes in this good of condition at this price.
From the middle of the1986model year,General Motorshad acquired a controlling interest in Lotus; a small, British automotive manufacturing company. Already known around the world for having an enviable reputation in Formula One Grand Prix racing and building some truly amazing automobiles,General Motorssaw in their acquisition the opportunity to explore advancements in their own engine development programs.In fact,Tony Rudd, Lotus's technical director, had entered into an agreement with GM to design twin-cam, sixteen-valve cylinder heads for theL98 engine. The challenge that they were to be faced with was how to squeeze the additional hardware into an already limited amount of engine space.

At the same time, other significant advancements were being made within the existing Corvette program. The return of the Corvette Convertible in1986had represented the first re-uniting of the coupe and the convertible (offered in the same model year) in more than a decade. Despite less than stellar sales numbers in its first year, the return of the convertible option was well received by critics and Corvette enthusiasts alike.

ManyCorvettepurists pointed out that the Corvette had began its existence as a convertible, and it seemed only logical thatGeneral Motorsshould continue to offer the convertible option as part of the Corvette's heritage. In fact, many Corvette enthusiasts had strongly criticized the absence of a convertible option when it had been previously discontinued at the onset of the1976model year.

So, for 1987, both the coupe and the convertible returned, but not without some noteworthy changes to both variants of the vehicle.

Cosmetically, theCorvettewas virtually unchanged from the1986model, save for one, immediately identifiable feature - the wheels. For the1984and1985models, the wheels center cap and radial slots had been painted black. In1986, only the slots featured the black paint.

For the 1987 model year, the black paint was eliminated completely from the wheels, and both the caps and slots were now treated to an argent gray coloring.

In an ongoing effort to reduce engine friction with the intent of improving both engine performance and fuel economy, Chevrolet added rollers to thehydraulic lifters. In doing so, the engine performance of the 1987 Corvette was increased by ten horsepower, taking the engine's overall horsepower rating to 240hp. The engine torque was also improved by 15lbs/ft., bringing it to a total of 345. In addition to the rollers, they also addedrocker-arm coverswith raised rails to help prevent oil leaks. A thicker-core radiator and a second electric cooling fan were also included to further aid in maintaining cooler engine temperatures.

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