There are a lot of custom Corvettes out there. When it comes to these cars, we owners love to personalize them in infinite ways. Some of these modifications turn out really well and others don’t quite have the same appeal. This 1988 coupe currently for sale Ohio fits into the latter category.
So here’s a fact for Corvette trivia fans: In the last 30 years, which model year of Corvette has been reported stolen more than any other? If you answered the 1984 Corvette, then give yourself a hand.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has looked a thefts of Corvettes from 1981-2011 and issued their report to the insurance industry. Over the last 30 years, 90,427 Corvettes were reported stolen in the United States and Puerto Rico with the 1984 model year leading the way with 8,554 thefts.
It could have been much worse, but let’s hope a 16-year-old’s joyride in his mom’s 1996 Corvette over the weekend was worth the heap of trouble he’s in now.
Seems the teenager took the sports car without his mom’s approval and wound up totaling the vehicle and ending up at the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
It may seem hard to believe, but C4 Corvettes are quickly turning into classics as the 84 model turns 28 this year. Like other classic Corvettes from previous generations, one area of your Corvette that doesn’t age gracefully are your leather seats. If your early C4 leather seats have become worn, cracked or torn, check out this latest video from the interior experts at Corvette America who provided us with this in-depth look at just what it takes to recondition a set of 84-88 Corvettes seats.
During its 5 year model run between 1987 and 1991, Callaway assembled over 500 total cars under the RPO B2K moniker. The Callaway option package was upgraded slightly each year of its 5-year run. The peak came in 1991 when the visually stunning Speedster body style was unleashed. Only 10 were produced and here’s your chance to score Speedster #007 before it’s gone.
An Arizona couple will no doubt remember Easter 2012 for a long time.
They woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of their doorbell being rung repeatedly to warn them of a fire at their San Tan Valley home.
Last night on SPEED, we watched two shops from California duke it out as they attempted to modify and customize a 1986 Corvette in 48 hours. In the end, the blue team hailing from Shinbone Alley in Fresno came out on top with their 1986 Corvette which was finished in two-tone black and copper. The red team, from Sledsville in So-Cal, also went black and gold with their build, but their ambitious plan for customizing their Corvette was just too much to accomplish in 48 hours. Our friends at SPEED sent us some additional photography of the cars taken during filming of the show and we’ll share them with you after the jump.
You already know the premise behind SPEED’s Car Warriors: Give two teams identical cars and 48 hours to make it their own. At the end of the show, a winner is chosen by So-Cal Speed Shop’s Jimmy Shine. The series airs on SPEED Wednesdays at 9pm ET and if don’t already have Car Warriors on your DVR’s record list, make sure you add it now as this week’s featured build car is the 1986 Corvette.
Five car pile-up sends five to the hospital in NW Harris County.
If you’re not a Corvette aficionado you might not tell that this used to be a C4.