How would you like to buy a brand-new 1987 Corvette convertible?
Impossible, you say!
But not necessarily as a current Delaware CraigsList ad shows.
Thanks to the folks at Barn Finds and their reader Russel G, we found out about this ’87 roadster that has been driven just 2,450 miles over the past 33 years!
Other than a small scratch about the size of a quarter, this survivor is practically the same as the day it rolled out of the Bowling Green factory.
My first new Corvette was a 1986 coupe, and this red interior looks in immaculate condition, even better than mine did when I traded it for a new ’89 after probably 15,000 miles.
Now, we know C4s aren’t noted for their extraordinary performance, compared to the mighty Corvettes that have followed, but back in the day that 350 engine that cranked out just 240 horsepower still felt like a cannon to me coming off the likes of a small V8 in my ’79 Cutlass Supreme Brougham. Even today, the torque makes the C4s a ton of fun to drive, especially for the money.
After Chevy eliminated the drop-top with the last ’75 Corvette, we lived for more than a decade believing there would never be another convertible plastic fantastic leaving Bowling Green.
But that wasn’t the case, as we know in hindsight. This ’87 actually marks the second year of the return of the ragtop to the Corvette lineup, though back in the day, it added more than $4,000 to the base price of the car at $33,172 – one big reason a cheapskate like me opted for a coupe in ’86 and ’89!
The current owner of this one is asking $16,500 obo. When other ’87s with higher mileage going for less than $10,000, that may sound high at first glance. However, based on the way this car looks in the photos, we’d be inclined to believe that’s a more than fair price for a virtually brand-new ’87 convertible. To actually use the car, we’d be inclined to replace all the hoses and tires first, but that shouldn’t cost all that much.
It’s hard to beat the clamshell hood of a C4, and we always did love the look of the convertible with the top down. Let me put on my vintage Magnum PI Hawaiian shirts, and I’m definitely ready for a trip back to the ’80s. How about you?
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