Discover the amazing details of the 1984 Corvette Specifications, including a wide range of options, production figures, and cost information.
The 1984 C4 Corvette marked a major milestone in the history of this iconic American sports car. The 1984 fourth-generation Corvette, or C4, featured a new design and more aerodynamic elements than previous models. This 1984 Corvette was also outfitted with the most advanced technology available since the car’s debut in 1953. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the 1984 C4 Corvette Specifications and all that it has to offer.
But did you know that the 1983 Corvette’s fascinating journey played a crucial role in shaping the 1984 Corvette’s success? Its delay and transformation into the ’84 model allowed the Corvette Team to fine-tune their vision, setting the stage for the ’84 Corvette’s triumph. To delve deeper into this intriguing connection, don’t forget to check out our earlier post on the 1983 Corvette.
A Closer Look at the 1984 Chevy C4 Corvette
The Base ’84 C4 Corvette
Basic features included with the car include a 350 cubic inch, 205 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, a removable body-color roof panel, AM-FM stereo, and cloth seats.
The 1984 Chevy C4 Corvette sports car was a groundbreaking vehicle that featured an exterior that was vastly different from its predecessors. It had a sleek and streamlined design, with a bold new look that signaled a departure from the traditional look of the classic Corvette.
All 1984 Corvettes had one-piece, removable roof panels, and rear window hatches. At the time, it had the largest amount of compound glass installed in an American car. The front windshield was slanted at an angle of 64°.
For the 1984 Corvette production, there were no factory finishing seams exposed. They were hidden from sight and located behind rub molding, which encompassed the entire body.
1984 Corvette Exterior Colors
|16||Bright Silver Metallic||3,109|
|18||Medium Gray Metallic||3,147|
|20||Light Blue Metallic||1,196|
|23||Medium Blue Metallic||1,822|
|63||Light Bronze Metallic||2,452|
|66||Dark Bronze Metallic||1,371|
|20/23||Light Blue/Medium Blue||1,433|
|63/66||Light Bronze/Dark Bronze||3,693|
Brakes and Wheels
The brakes on the vehicle are disc on all four wheels, but the components are new and supplied by Girlock of Australia.
The 1984 Corvette marked a breakthrough in automobile technology with its implementation of plastic leaf springs on the front and back axles.
The 1984 Interior
The interior of the car was also redesigned, with a focus on ergonomics and comfort. The dashboard and instrument cluster were repositioned to provide better visibility and easier access to controls. The seats were more supportive, with additional bolstering to provide more lateral support for aggressive cornering.
Standard features on the electronics were digital readouts for engine monitoring and liquid crystal graphic displays for speed and engine revolutions. An analog instrumentation system was not available.
A dashboard for passengers was featured on the 1984 Corvette. It was created as part of a passive restraint system because the designers thought it would be federally mandated. The Reagan Administration let go of restraint proposals, but the Corvette pad stayed.
1984 Interior Colors
|12V||Graphite Sport Seat Cloth|
|15C||Medium Gray Cloth|
|15V||Medium Gray Sport Seat Cloth|
|152||Medium Gray Leather|
|28C||Medium Blue Cloth|
|28V||Medium Blue Sport Seat Cloth|
|62V||Saddle Sport Seat Cloth|
|65V||Bronze Sport Seat Cloth|
Vehicle Identification Numbers:
1G1AY0782E5100001 thru 1G1AY0782E5151547
1984 Corvette Specifications: Option Codes, Prices, and Quantities
Sitting underneath the unique clamshell-style hood of the C3 Corvette was the Chevrolet L83 V-8 with a displacement of 350 cubic inches, generating 205 horsepower – which would be replaced in the following year. Transmission-wise, the Doug Nash “4+3” provided a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrives on the top three gears; alternatively, an automatic could also be chosen.
|1YY07||Base Corvette Sport Coupe||51,547||21,800|
|AR9||Base Seats – Leather||40,568||400|
|AQ9||Sport Seats – Cloth||4,003||625|
|AG9||Power Driver Seat||48,702||210|
|AU3||Power Door Locks||49,545||165|
|CC3||Removable Transparent Roof Panel||15,767||595|
|D84||Two-Tone Paint (coupe)||8,755||428|
|FG3||Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers||3,729||189|
|G92||Performance Axle Ratio||410||22|
|KC4||Engine Oil Cooler||4,295||158|
|MM4||4-Speed Manual Transmission||6,443||0|
|UM6||AM-FM Stereo Cassette||6,689||153|
|UN8||AM-FM Stereo, Citizens Band||178||215|
|UU8||Stereo System, Delco-Bose||43,607||895|
|VO1||Heavy Duty Radiator||12,008||57|
|YF5||California Emissions Requirements||6,833||75|
|Z51||Performance Handling Package (coupe)||25,995||600|
|Z6A||Rear Window/Side Mirror Defogger (coupe)||47,680||160|
How many 1984 Corvettes were produced?
In 1984, an incredible 51,547 Corvettes were sold, making it the most successful year of the C4’s production (1983-1996). As evidenced by the 1983 issue of Car and Driver exclaiming, “It is the fastest American car, no doubt!” the tests showed its top speed at 140 mph, 0-60 time of fewer than seven seconds, and a 15.2-second quarter-mile.
A 1984 Corvette was the 750,000th Corvette produced
On October 26, 1982, the 750,000th Corvette to be produced was manufactured in the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant. It was a 1984 white coupe with a red interior and 4+3 four-speed manual transmission.
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