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1988 Corvette Convertible - Documented 29k Actual Miles!

1988 Corvette Convertible - 5.7L 350 CID Engine, Tune Port Injected, 4 + 3 Transmission, 3.07 Rear Axle, Anti - Lock Brake System, Alloy Independent 5 - Link Front & Rear Suspension, Factory Air Condition, Power Steering, Leather - Wrapped Steering Wheel, Automatic Cornering Lights, Heavy Duty Battery, Tinted Glass, Digital Driver Information, Map Lights, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Power Antenna, Six - Way Leather Power Lumbar Seats, Dual Electric Heated Sport Mirrors, Z52 Sport Handling Package, AM/FM Radio W/ CD Player, Factory Black, Saddle Leather Interior, Black Convertible Top, Gorgeous Well Kept 29K Actual Mile 1988 Corvette Convertible, Sold New @ Arroway Chevrolet, Inc. Katonah NY. Documented With Original Owners Manual W/ Salesman Business Card, Build Sheet, Window Sticker, Clean Car Fax, Investment Grade Quality!

The C4 represented a clean break from the previous generation of Corvette with a completely new chassis and modern, sleeker styling. Since emissions regulations were still changing and electronic engine management was in its infancy, horsepower was, compared to earlier generations, low. Therefore, the primary design emphasis, at least for the launch, was on handling and braking, with all-independent suspension with light-weight suspension and wheels, and all new brakes with aluminum calipers. The front suspension saw the C3's coil springs replaced by a transverse fiberglass mono-leaf spring, which was only 1/3 of the weight of the coil springs while also introducing an anti-roll bar-like effect on the front.[4] The price of this no-holds-barred emphasis on handling was ride comfort, especially with the Z51 performance and handling package. The C4 did not use separate body-on-frame construction like its predecessors. Instead, it used what GM termed a "uniframe", which consisted of a traditional perimeter frame, with the door posts, windshield frame, halo, and the rear portion of the floor pan integrated into one welded assembly. This was not a unibody assembly, as none of the exterior body panels were structural members. Due to a styling decision to use a targa top instead of T-tops, there was no structural member tying the windshield frame to the halo as on the C3. This required extremely tall side rails on the frame to maintain chassis rigidity, and as a result, the door sills were quite deep, with entry and exit likened by contemporary auto journals to a "fall in and climb out" experience. The targa top bolted into place, becoming a structural component, rather than simply latching on like T-tops. Despite the tall frame rails, the C4 was prone to rattles and squeaks, especially with the targa top removed. The emergency brake, located between the door sill and the drivers seat, was moved lower and toward the rear of the car in 1988 for easier entry and exit.

From 1984 through 1988, the Corvette was available with a Doug Nash "4+3" transmission - a 4-speed manual coupled to an automatic overdrive on the top three gears. This unusual transmission was a synergy that allowed Corvette to keep a stout 4 speed, but add an overdrive. As technology progressed, it was replaced by a modern ZF 6-speed manual. However, the C4 performance was hampered by its L98 250 hp (186 kW) engine until 1992, when the second-generation Chevy small block, the 300 hp (224 kW) hp LT1, was introduced, markedly improving the C4s performance.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
350 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Black
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1988
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Odometer Reading
29,117

Interior

Interior Color
Saddle
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Odometer Reading
29,117
Vin
1G1YY3
Stock
117

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