They say that all Corvettes are Red, but we think you’ll disagree with that blanket statement after seeing this Black 1984 Corvette now offered for sale through TheDrivenExchange.com.
The 1984 Corvette was a major breakthrough for the Chevrolet Corvette, which had run basically on the same chassis since 1963. But for 1984, GM designers did a clean-sheet redesign that was an instant hit with the public. Sales soared past 50,000 units for only the second time in history with a total of 51,547 Corvettes sold during the extended model year. The wedge-shape car would define the Corvette’s shape all the way through the C7 generation.
At the time of its release, the 1984 Corvette’s performance and capabilities dominated its competitors. Car and Driver’s instrumented tests of the 1984 Corvette recorded the highest skidpad lateral acceleration of any previously tested vehicle with its .90 g making a mockery of previous record-holding Porsche and Ferrari models which could only muster .82 g. The 1984 Corvette was the fastest American-made automobile with a 140 mph top speed, 0-60 mph acceleration in under 7 seconds, and its braking capabilities offered a stopping distance from 70 mph to 0 at 173 feet. It would even be the first Corvette to win the MotorTrend’s Car of the Year Award.
Despite the track performance capabilities inherent in the model, we are of the feeling this Black 1984 Corvette was more of a gentleman’s cruiser with the car living a pampered life of limited drives and a climate-controlled garage. Over the 36 years of ownership, the Corvette has just under 16,000 original miles recorded on the odometer from its one and only owner who was 51 years old when he purchased the car new.
The Corvette appears to be well optioned with power seats and a four-speed automatic transmission. At the time of its original purchase, the owner had the dealership install both a performance chip and high-end aftermarket exhaust with dual chrome tips on each corner of the ‘Vette. The seller notes that the 5.7 Liter Cross-Fire Injection V8 pulls strong with smooth shifts from the auto transmission. The video explains that the car was last registered in 2000 and that would probably explain why the gas tank and fuel lines were recently flushed.
The Black exterior of the Corvette looks to be in great condition with all the panels really showing a deep shine. Likewise, the Graphite interior looks nearly brand new with the leather seats, carpet, and door panels showing hardly any wear. The four silver alloy wheels offer a nice bright contrast to the Black paint.
There’s a lot to be said about a low-mileage one-owner car hitting the market for the first time and this Black 1984 Corvette could be a great addition to anyone’s collection. The auction for the 1984 Corvette at The Driven Exchange ends on Thursday, September 10th at 12 pm PT. The current bid is at $4,500 and there is a reserve.