Chevrolet Corvette C4 1984-96 - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Corvette C4 The C4 Corvette series was a handsome brute. Corvette C4

Strong buying here, though the later cars are the better drive.

Chevrolet Corvette C4 1984-1996

If you don’t have much to spend but want a sports car that turns heads and delivers decent performance, get into an early C4 Corvette.

Cars that sell for less than $20,000 will usually require the driver to sit nearest to the gutter and accept some body blemishes.

1988-90 models that have been here for a while will be RHD converted and cost around $30,000.

Mechanical simplicity means that Vettes of this age won’t cost a whole lot to maintain either. 

Later cars with their six-speed gearbox will be better to drive than a 1984-87 model with its ‘4+3’ manual.

Even if you choose a mid-1990s car in outstanding order it probably won’t go above $50,000.

Corvette 1984-87 $23,200 [23] 

Corvette 1988-93 $33,325 [29]

Corvette ZR-1 1990-94 $67,250 [2] 

Corvette 1994-96 $41,500 [5]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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