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[ACCIDENT] Teen Driving a 1985 Corvette Ends Up in a Oregon Ditch
Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

You’d never know from looking at these photos, but the driver of this totaled 1985 Corvette miraculously escaped with no serious injuries.

Unfortunately, the Corvette was a high school graduation gift from the grandfather of the unidentified 19-year-old driver, who is now a Portland Community College student.

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Corvettes on Craiglist: Mock Rear Engine 1985 Corvette

For many enthusiasts, the placement of the engine is one of the defining characterists on whether or not a sports car has achieved “super car status”. The Mid Engine/Rear Engine debate surrounding Corvettes has been going on now for some 30+ years and with every new announcement surrounding a next generation Vette, we seem to have this debate all over again.

But one ingenious C4 Corvette owner decided to skip that debate and have it both ways by installing a mock 350 V8 in the rear cargo area of a 1985 yellow Coup [sic]. If you love this idea, then the good news is that this Corvette can be yours as it’s now listed for sale on Craigslist.

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I'll Trade you My Corvette for a Dump Trunk or Backhoe

In our daily search of interesting Corvette news comes this classified ad we found on FreeTruckShopper.com. Now many will do anything to get a Corvette and often those transactions are made by trade or barter instead of cash. So if you’re in the Lexington, KY area and own a dump truck or a backhoe, then this clean 1985 Corvette could be yours.

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Oregon Man’s 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours

by Keith Cornett on October 2, 2012

Oregon Man's 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours
file photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

An Oregon resident has one hot 1985 Corvette.

That’s according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office who recovered the early C4 Corvette after it was stolen the second time in 24 hours.

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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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You don’t see too many Corvettes in New Zealand, no doubt.

You see even fewer coming out of the side of a boat.

But that’s what happened Monday when a 1984 Corvette smashed into a boat moored in the Awanui River.

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[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 21, 2010

[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

Hot Rod Magazine has a feature coming out later this year in which they take a C4 Corvette and show you how to make it outrun a new Corvette for dirt cheap. To help promote the story, they released a teaser vid on the Corvette Forum which shows the hot rod staff literally tearing and cutting apart a 1985 Corvette. Big mistake according to the C4 Corvette owners who have chimed in against the gratuitous destruction of their favorite sports car.

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