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Corvette Values: 1985 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on July 12, 2012

Corvette Values: 1985 Corvette Coupe

GG in Indiana submitted this 1985 Corvette Coupe to Corvette Values:

1985 Corvette Coupe, VIN #1G1YY0788F5129XXX. Red with Red leather interior. Powered by original 350 TPI V8 with manual transmission. Corvette has 54,000 miles. Power everything and AC blows cold. Options include Z51 suspension. Car is in good condition mechanically along with the interior and tires, while the exterior is rated excellent. Documents include original window sticker.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.

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1985 Bright Red Corvette Coupe. The VIN # 1G1YY0788F5129XXX indicates this Vette was built late in the 1985 production year. The 1985 model had numerous engineering and mechanical changes, common place for the second year of an all-new Corvette (C4) which this is. The late production date is an indication that many of these changes made on a ‘rolling basis’ were included in this Corvette.

An example of changes made is the selection switch for the overdrive in manual transmission moved from the console to the top of the shift knob. This change was made on a ‘rolling basis’ and was used on all 4+3 manual transmissions through the 1988 model year.

The ’85 Corvette is powered by the original 350-230 motor, a new motor for the 1985 model year. It is coupled with the 4+3 manual transmission, selected by only 24% of the 1985 buyers. The mileage of 54,000 miles is stated to be original and is quite low for a 1985 model that has been ‘on the street’ for over 25 years.

The exterior paint colors for the 1985 Corvette were numerous with thirteen colors offered to the buyer. Bright Red is the color of this Corvette, by far the most popular for the 1985 model at a selection rate of 24%. The paint on this 1985 Coupe can be termed to be in excellent/show ready condition.

The interior is Red leather with the Red color carrying over to the door panels and carpet with a contrasting Black dashboard and console.

An important component for vintage Corvettes is their originality. No modifications were noted on this Corvette Coupe.

The wheels are correct for this Corvette. The tires are rated as being in good condition.

Options were few for the 1985 Corvette, however, the Z51 Handling Package was one and it included Delco-Bilstein shock absorbers and larger stabilizer bars. It was included in this Corvette. Based on production numbers, this option was selected by 37% of the buyers in 1985.

The curb appeal of this Corvette can be termed excellent with its Bright Red paint and matching Red interior.

We place a value of $11,500 on this 1985 Corvette.


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Source:
VetteFinders.com Appraisal Service

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