Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles

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Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles


After buying my first Corvette in 1983 (a 1980 red on red coupe), I was really excited about the 1984 model that was the rave of the day.

While nowadays C4 Corvettes don’t always get the respect they deserve, they were great cars for their time. I’ve still got a special magazine produced by Motor Trend that year about the ’84, and these experts really bragged about the new generation.

I went on to buy new 1986 and 1989 models that remain some of my favorite Corvettes ever. I still love the clamshell hood, the wide tires (they seemed gigantic back then), the beautiful design of the seats, and the tremendous torque and power (hey, I was coming from the 190 horsepower of the ’80 model so the 205 hp of the ’84 seemed very impressive).

What brings up the subject of C4s today is the appearance of what may be the lowest-mileage 1984 Corvette in existence, with just 865 miles showing on the odometer.

It’s currently up for sale on eBay, and nine bids have the car at $7,600 with the reserve price still not yet reached.

Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles


We’re inclined to believe this car is worth much more than that, though it’s the kind of car that will just wind up in a museum or in a private collection. You can’t afford to drive a car with this low mileage, or it just becomes another used ’84.

Unfortunately, the eBay listing doesn’t offer much information about the car, with the most impressive tidbit being that it’s a Z51. Like most of its brethren, it has an automatic transmission. And the photos do reveal that the black paint and the gray interior appear to be in very good shape.

Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles


We’ve never been a big fan of the ’84 wheels and we think the C4 continually improved from year to year through 1996, so we’ve never really wanted to buy an ’84. Still, we have much respect for the person who felt strongly enough about preserving an example of the first year of this generation that they basically wasted more than $30,000 on a car that they never got to use.

It’s basically like going back in time 32 years . if you put this car on a Chevy lot in 2016, you could almost pass it off as a new Corvette to someone who didn’t know the history of America’s Sports Car.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles
Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles Corvettes on eBay: 1984 Corvette with 865 Original Miles


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  1. I purchased my 1984 Corvette at a Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Fl in 2013. It was relatively low mileage at 20,000 miles, and had only been drive less than 2,000 miles by the previous owner in the last 10 years. As a result, it needed quite a bit of work just to make it road worthy, as I intended on driving it. We never did get the Crossfire engine run smoothly, so I decided that it would make a great base for a resto-mod, and that started a three year period of restoration and converting to a modern power train, an LS-1 and 4L65e transmission. Runs great now; just finished over 2,000 miles from Florida to Carlisle and back for the Corvettes at Carlisle and a run up the Tail of the dragon.

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