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Twenty-five years family-owned 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Collector Car Canada
Twenty-five years family-owned 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
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25 years family-owned 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Here is a 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, from the second year of C4 convertibles after a hiatus of drop-tops from the Corvette lineup since 1975.  It is available from the estate of the longtime owner, whose son is Executor and handling the sale directly.  This C4 is powered by a 5.7-litre V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and is finished in red over matching leather. Equipment includes a black soft top, pop-up headlights, power-adjustable seats, cruise control, and a Alpine CDE-7858 AM/FM/CD head unit while the original Delco-Bose AM/FM/cassette stereo is included in the sale.  The car has been registered in Ontario since new.  This Corvette Convertible shows under 123,000 km and is offered with manufacturer’s literature and a clean Carfax report.

CCC Vital Info - Twenty-five years family-owned 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Lot - 180Seller - Troy (Private Party)Seller location - Breslau, ON N0B(view map)VIN - 1G1YY3185H5126069Odometer - 123,000 kmEngine Info - 5.7-litre V8 L98Transmission Info - Four-speed automatic transmissionExterior Colour - Bright Red (81U)Interior Colour - Red LeatherOther features - Modern Alpine head unit (original Delco included), Upgraded wheels (originals included)Hagerty.Ca Valuation (adjusted for A/T), (#4 – #3) $6,200– $12,100 (generic valuation excludes included spare set of wheels)Model page (click here)Carfax Report (click here)

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The cabin features bucket seats trimmed in red leather with matching carpets and door cards as well as a black dashboard. Amenities include six-way power-adjustable seats, cruise control, air conditioning, an adjustable steering column, a Delco-Bose AM/FM/cassette stereo, and power windows and locks.  Owner reports that the A/C blows cold.  Wear on the left-side driver’s seat bolster is shown in the gallery, as is wear on various other areas of the interior.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The car wears 16” x 9.5” “salad-shooter”-style wheels procured from a 1988 Corvette Z51.  They are an inch wider than the original “turbine”-style wheels, which are also included and appear in the gallery.  The salad-shooters are skinned in a set of W-rated Yokohama AVS dB S2 tires, 275/40 and displaying good depth at all four corners, age is not known.  The 16” x 8.5” turbines wear a set of Eagle VR M+S P255/50 winter tires which were in place on the salad-shooters when purchased by the owning family.  The car has not been used in winter.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible top up, profile

The car is finished in Bright Red (81U).  It has a black manually-operated soft top with vinyl window which is cloudy, though water-tight with a temporary repair in place.  Additional features include pop-up headlights, integrated fog lights, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors, side vents and quad exhaust outlets. Photos of the paint and trim can be viewed in the gallery below.  With the clean Carfax and longtime ownership, paint is believed original.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The leather-wrapped steering wheel shows wear and fronts fully-functional digital instrumentation including a speedometer, a tachometer – with gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, oil temperature, coolant temperature, voltage and instant fuel economy.  The six-digit mechanical odometer shows under 123,000 km.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The 5.7-liter L98 V8 engine features Tuned Port Injection.  The powerplant was factory rated at 240 horsepower and 345 lb.-ft. of torque, though this car has had a chip installed to increase power output.  The V8 drives the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission.  Most recent oil change was in Autumn 2023, the car has been driven under 50 km.  The owner believes it will pass Ontario safety as it sits, unless tire age affects servicing shop’s endorsement of the car.  There are underside photos included in the gallery.  Base price for the ’87 Corvette convertible was $34,122 before any options.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The clean Carfax shows Ontario history only from the first entry in 1987 documenting the first owner.  There are two recalls from 1991, one for each seat belt retractor, and these can be addressed free of charge at any Corvette dealer.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

This 25 years family-owned 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is available from the estate of the late owner with original wheels, manufacturer’s literature, original Delco AM/FM/cassette head unit and two sets of keys in Breslau, Ontario.

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Twenty-five years family-owned 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Current bid: $4,000

Item condition: Used

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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Primitive May 18, 2024 8:15 pm $4,000
vintageracer May 18, 2024 7:07 pm $3,750
Primitive May 17, 2024 9:30 pm $3,500
Scrogy May 17, 2024 8:52 am $1,000
Smither69 May 14, 2024 3:35 pm $100
Auction started May 14, 2024 2:00 pm

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Welcome to the auction. This car is fun to drive and a real head turner.