Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

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    Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo



    Continuing on the buzz the C7 Corvette has produced, let's reminisce on the glory that was the 80s, and what icons were created (love or hate) within them, including the C4, which was arguably the first modern Corvette.

    The first new Chevrolet Corvette in 15 years popped up in early 1983 as a 1984 model. Lighter, smaller, and much cleaner than the old “shark”, it arrived at $21,800 – up a cool $3510 – with a 205 horse “Cross-fire” 350 V-8 and a “4+3″ manual or automatic transmission. Sales zoomed to 51,547....
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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    Notice the base wheels that never made it on to any production cars.

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    I think that it's amazing how sterile those look now.

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Notice the base wheels that never made it on to any production cars.
    I was thinking the same thing as the "Option" wheels are the ONLY wheels I have seen fitted

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    The guys applying paint at 24:03 might want to use a mask! Oh how far vehicle capability and production have come.

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    I think the exterior styling has held up well. I was struck on some of the uneven panel gaps shown during the video. Yikes.

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    Neat how they changed the music as they went through the models (to match the era), then BAM! 80's tech noise...yikes. I love the "optional cassette player" in a high $ sports car. Boy, the 80s were a low, low, low automotive time (although as a kid, I was still excited to see a new Corvette!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormHunter77 View Post
    Neat how they changed the music as they went through the models (to match the era), then BAM! 80's tech noise...yikes. I love the "optional cassette player" in a high $ sports car. Boy, the 80s were a low, low, low automotive time (although as a kid, I was still excited to see a new Corvette!).
    the VETTE IMHO WAS the 80's on wheels all looking forward to a "techno - Computer" based utopia world and the late 90's rolled around and the future was NOT bright anymore and RETRO was the buzz word

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    I have both the early and late brochures for this car. The base wheels are only in the early version. I don't think the wheels made it to 84. The brochures I have are still when it was supposed to be the 83 Corvette.
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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Notice the base wheels that never made it on to any production cars.
    I purchased two copies of the 1984 brochure from Chevrolet, and one features those never-sold wheels and the other is updated to show the final design.

    These are so cool with the clam-shell hood open (as are the Solstice and Sky) - I think the engine is a big part of showing off your sports car. Kind of amazing you can't even really see it in a couple of Porsche models.
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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Notice the base wheels that never made it on to any production cars.
    Yeah, I was just thinking I'd never seen those wheels before. Kinda cool looking, actually....
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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    What was the reason GM didn't offer a 1983 Vette?

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    http://www.corvetteblog.com/2007/02/...1983-corvette/

    Guess I should use the ol internet before I ask the question.

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    Re: Looking back: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Promo

    I wonder if the 2014 Corvette will look that dated to people at the 2044 North American International Auto Show?

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