1990 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L98 350 (5.7L) Automatic; Rare Turquoise
Price: US $14,995.00 Item location: Richboro, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 2-door convertible
- Year: 1990
- Mileage: 61,500
- VIN: 1G1YY3383L5118851
- Color: Turquoise
- Engine size: 350 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Saddle
- Safety options: Driver Airbag
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1990 Chevrolet CorvetteThis was our first Corvette, which we purchased in 1998. I had looked at several used Corvettes but the common colors like black, red, and white just didn't do it for me. When I called Reedman's in Langhorne and asked if they had any used Corvettes, the guy said "We just got one in, but it's green", so I said "I'll be right over!" As it turns out, it is really more like teal, although the official name is Turquoise Metallic (the third rarest color produced in 1990, and only available in 1990 and 1991). I'm a sucker for metallic colors, and this is a beautiful and uncommon color. According to the dealer, it had just been traded in by Big Marty, of the local carpet company fame. I am told it has matching numbers.
Even with power steering, the car drives nice and tight with excellent road feel. It's amazingly quiet for a 26 year old convertible. It accelerates quickly, corners well, and stops well. It feels like a car much younger than its vintage, and when you hit the gas pedal, it GOES!
The seats are the Recaro sport style, so they hold you snugly. The automatic transmission is tight and quick; it shifts smoothly and quietly at any speed. The air conditioning works great. The headlights pop up quickly when needed and hide away just as quickly. The digital display looks great and works flawlessly. The power windows are surprisingly fast. Amenities like powered and heated outside mirrors and lighted vanity mirrors add icing to the cake.
The car is basically stock except for the convertible top and the tires. The original convertible top was vinyl, which began to look worn, and the back window, which is flexible plastic, was clouded. The replacement is the same color, but it's cloth and the window is new and clear. It is very easy to manage and goes up quickly if needed to keep out the raindrops. The original removable hardtop in matching Turquoise is in excellent condition. The Fuzion tires probably have less than 2000 miles on them, and they look great. The car has a current standard PA state inspection.
Current issues: the radio/CD/cassette player was recently working but isn't at the moment. The inflatable restraint is ok but the light comes on. Otherwise, the car's electrical system is perfect.
Upgrades and repairs:
- ECM replaced
- fuel injectors and fuel filter replaced
- convertible top replaced
- front electronic shocks replaced fall 2015 (Bilstein)
- new battery (May 2016)
- nylon gears on both headlight motors replaced with brass
Extras included in the asking price:
- original removable hardtop
- original two sets of keys
- storage system from Mid America for suspending the hardtop from the garage ceiling; includes pulley mechanism and cover
- owner's and service manuals for 1990 Corvette
We are mature owners who have never raced, abused, or smoked in this car.
No animals either. We don't really want to see our first Corvette go, but we're downsizing now and need to trim the herd a bit. So we're hoping someone can give it a new home and enjoy it as much as we have, cruisin' on a warm summer night with the top down.