1987 Chevrolet Corvette White on Black Targa Top Automatic Coupe L98 - Restored!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1987
- Mileage: 5,000
- VIN: 1G1YY2184H5109189
- Color: White
- Engine size: L98 350 5.7L TPI
- 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: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: Back Up Camera, Anti-Lock Brakes
- Options: Targa Top, CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1987 Chevrolet Corvette Base
| MOTIVATED SELLER! All Reasonable Offers Considered. 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Targa - White on Black Automatic CoupeRestored & Upgraded with over $20k in New Parts|
Nearly every part of the car has been cleaned, serviced, or replaced
130 page binder containing receipt and document printouts, includedAbout 1 year and 5,000 miles since restoration completion
Please view the video, descriptions and photos below for detailed
information about each section of this restored CorvetteThe video below is 28 minutes well spent for anyone seriously
considering the purchase of this vehicleVideo Index:
00:00 Exterior - 00:40 Interior/Weatherstrips/Stereo - 07:45 Engine Run
10:20 Exhaust Sound - 11:05 Test Drive - 12:55 LED Headlights
20:00 Exterior/Under-Hood/Close-Up'sClick the image below, or paste the following You Tube code:OwQfp6GUtjMInto the search box on the You Tube website to view the video
1987 Chevrolet Corvette Video TourVideo will open in a new window [isdntekvideo]
Each section below outlines details, photos and the $ spent
for a particular system of the vehicle Exterior The paint on this car looks great overall, but is NOT flawless. The paint has good gloss and shine. It has20+ hours of 1500/2000wet sanding & compounding/buffing into it. All glass is in goodcondition. The targa roof panel is in excellent conditionwith newweatherstrips Theother weatherstrips on the vehicle are in varying states of good condition.The powerantenna has been removedand theopening filled/body worked. A satellite radio antennahas been added to the hatch roof area. Hatch water drains havebeen added.Functional aluminum air vents have been added to the hood. The windows are tinted 35% front, 5% rear.The hood and hatchhave new hydraulic support/lift struts.
$ 191.00 Hood louvers, large - Run Cool MBLHF$ 179.00 Window tint - 35% front - 5% rear$ 121.00 Hood louvers, small - Run Cool IOVBL$ 108.55 Hydraulic support struts - Hood & Hatch$ 198.00 Targa Weatherstrips - New GM 22112053, 22112054$ 20.41 Hatch drain tubes, door jamb switch seals.
$ 817.96 Exterior Total
Lighting and Headlights Nearly every bulb in the vehicle (except a few warning lamps) have been changed to LED.
$ 623.16 JW Speaker 8900 Evolution LED Headlights$ 49.94 JDM AStar Red LED Brake/Taillights$ 32.95 CREE White LED Foglight Bulbs$ 24.97 JDM AStar Amber Front Park/Turn LED Bulbs$ 162.16 Various Yorkim Interior/Exterior LED Bulbs
$ 893.18 Lighting/Headlights Total
The JW Speaker LED headlights are industry leading and rival any modern headlight. They are U.S.A. Made and ofthe highest quality and performance. They are very good. If you are not familiar with these headlights, lookthem up online and see some reviews. In the interior, LED accent lights have been added in the halo & hatcharea. These along with all the other LEDs in the car light the interior very well which is great for convenienceand security. For the exterior, the fog, signal, side marker, brake, license plate, reverse, etc. are all LED's.
All the LED lighting gives the vehicle a more modern appearance and function. Exterior Photos (Click on Any Photo to See it Supersized in a New Tab/Window)
$1,232.00 Wheels and Tires$ 84.81 Steel core valve stems and wheel balancing
$1,316.81 Wheels/Tires Total
Wheels/Tires Photos (Click on Any Photo to See it Supersized in a New Tab/Window)
$ 866.99 New black leather seat skins and seat heater elements, mounted.$ 696.95 New Black reproduction steel reinforced door panels, upper trims and armrests$ 385.00 New Black carpet set, mass back$ 281.18 Dynamat, dynapad, door panel insulators$ 159.99 New black center console door and leather covered cushion$ 99.95 New black contoured carpeted floor mats$ 71.24 New black sill armrests
$2,561.30 Interior Total
The OEM dash pad is in excellent condition.The dash and console panels are in good condition (with a few flaws). The steering wheel is in good condition.The black seatbelts are in good condition. The halo and hatch area rear panels are in good condition.The targa roof headliner is in very good condition. The retractable hatch cargo cover is in good condition.The sill panels have protective clear plastic covers.
Stereo System The original Delco Bose stereo system along with its wire harness was carefully removed and then replaced with a7-speaker Pioneer touch screen system with amplifier and subwoofer. The amplifier is mounted out of sight in theleft rear storage compartment. The subwoofer has a volume control mounted under the dash. The system wasmethodically and professionally installed with soldered connections, heat shrink tube etc. The system can playfrom a CD/DVD or an SD card and connect to a phone/media player via a wire connection or bluetooth. This systemfeatures hands-free phone call and satellite radio capability, back-up camera display and the touch screen is removable.
$ 464.89 Pioneer AVHX8500BHS Double-Din Multimedia Touchscreen Headunit$ 199.99 Pioneer GM-D9605 5 Channel Amplifier$ 137.78 Pioneer TS-SW2501S4 10-inch Subwoofer and SW100D Subwoofer Enclosure$ 84.73 Pioneer TS-D1602R 6.5 inch Door Speakers w/Baffles$ 67.35 Pioneer TS-D6902R 6x9 Rear Speakers$ 38.95 Pioneer TS-A4675R Dash Speakers (driven by headunit)$ 25.49 Pioneer CD-IU52 Lightning Interface Cable$ 114.89 Dashboard Speaker Grills/Mounts - Zip Products$ 78.99 SXV200V1 Satellite Tuner and Antenna$ 213.73 Wiring, connectors, cables, misc install products
$1,426.79 Stereo Total
The system sounds great and gives the car a more modern feel. There is a back-up camera and it's output displayson the touchscreen when the shifter is in reverse.
Interior and Stereo Photos (Click on Any Photo to See it Supersized in a New Tab/Window)
$1,056.75 Short block overhauled by Fultz Machine Las Vegas. (TANK, HONE, CONDITION RODS, CAM BEARINGS, CRANK TURNED .010, RINGS, ASSEMBLE)$ 496.00 GM Vortec L31 906 Re-manufactured Cylinder Heads$ 143.79 Enginetech ES336 LT1 Replacement Camshaft - (Dur@.050" 201'/208' - Lift (w/1.5) .447"/.459" LSA 117)$ 120.53 PRW 0835002 Roller Tip Rocker Arms 1.5 Ratio$ 92.49 Delphi Roller Valve Lifters 19850$ 86.15 Melling Heavy Duty Standard Volume Oil Pump 10553$ 54.99 GM Performance Roller Timing Chain Set 12371043$ 51.50 Fel-Pro Heavy Duty Head Gaskets 501SD$ 232.28 Gaskets, Mobil 1 Oil, K&N Oil Filter, Misc Parts
$2,334.48 Engine Total
Induction System The TPI induction system has been restored & upgraded with:
$ 489.52 Large Bore 1.75 TPI Runners - Arizona Speed & Marine AS&M 20199-T9$ 431.65 TPI Vortec Intake Manifold Base - Edelbrock SDPC Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center 3816$ 390.19 52mm Billet Aluminum Throttle Body - Holley 112- 502$ 300.00 TPI Parts Porting by Darin Dochterman High Flow Fuel Injection$ 180.00 Powdercoating Black of the TPI Plenum, Distributor Cover and Runners$ 150.79 Mass Air Flow Sensor MAF Wells SU145/Microtech 49-1018$ 143.95 Cold Air Intake System - SLP 21050$ 169.99 Big Mouth Air Dam System (with grating added) - MAM 621-011$ 81.45 Billet IAC Housing (eliminates coolant flow through throttle body) - TPIS 1.IAC001$ 344.67 T.P.S. & Air Intake Sensors, Gaskets, Induction Power Coupler, IAC valve, etc..
$2,682.21 Induction Total
The cold start system has been eliminated and tuned out.
Ignition System The ignition system has been restored and upgraded with:
$ 312.06 HEI Distrbutor with Hi Energy Coil - Davis Unified Ignition D.U.I. 12611$ 122.38 Spark Plug Wires with Ceramic Boots - Accel Extreme 9000 9011C$ 35.52 Distributor Gear Melonized - AC Delco 10456413$ 23.98 Billet Plug Wire Separators - U8202-1004$ 19.95 Spark Plugs - AC Delco Rapid Fire 3 25164641
$ 513.89 Ignition Total
The ECM has a piggyback chip with custom professional tuning to compensate for the many parts upgraded.
Cooling System The cooling system has been serviced and upgraded with:
$ 295.89 Spal 65 amp large blade fan VA33-AP91/LL-65A with dedicated wire harness, relay and fuse$ 225.17 Evans waterless coolant - Eliminates corrosion, boils at 375 degrees$ 206.56 Aluminum Radiator - American Eagle with 2 1 inch tubes - AE829$ 198.51 Edelbrock Hi-Volume aluminum waterpump - 8815$ 40.46 Stewart Thermostat Modified 180 degree Hi-Flow - STE301$ 30.99 Power steering cooler kit - Derale 13212$ 153.12 Spare 195 degree thermostat, temp sensors, heater hoses, water outlet gasket, etc...
$1,150.70 Cooling System Total
The engine has a factory engine oil cooler. The cooling system hoses are in very good condition. In 90+ degreeambient temps in traffic with the A/C on, there will be elevated oil & coolant temps, but absolutely nooverheating. In normal ambient temps, the cooling system does not break a sweat. A spare Stewart 195 degreethermostat and part full container of Evans coolant are included for running the car in freezing cold temps if desired,in order to have full hot heater operation.
Starting and Charging Systems The starting and charging system has been serviced and upgraded with:
$ 257.68 Alternator-Modified CS144 170 Amp - National Quick Start High Output Alternators$ 201.16 Battery- Optima Yellow Top 750 Amp 34/78 Deep cycle 8014-045-FFP$ 72.01 Dedicated wire harness for hi output alternator - Painless 30700$ 75.37 Used NAPA small body starter. NEW 2 gauge battery cables & battery disconnect switch.
$ 606.22 Starting/Charging System Total
A.I.R. (Air Injection Reaction Smog Pump System) The A.I.R. system has been removed and the pump replaced with an idler pulley.
$ 36.44 Pulley, Steel - Gates 36167$ Lower Mount - 14084368 1985 Cast Iron$ 28.56 Bracket - Dorman 34224$ Upper Mount - 14084384 1985 Aluminum$ 25.95 Belt - Goodyear 4060875
$ 90.95 A.I.R. Idler Total
HVAC Climate Control The HVAC System has been serviced with:
$ 159.85 New AC Delco A/C Compressor$ 250.00 NOS Delphi CF1004 Condenser & EP1048 Evaporator$ 100.00 NOS Delco 3052870 Heater Core$ 184.00 All New A/C Hoses 14081324 14081325$ 35.62 Oriface Tube and Accumulator$ 48.94 Compressor Pulley Shield
$ 778.41 HVAC System Total
The A/C system uses EnviroSafe refrigerant and has a FourSeasons VOV oriface tube. The manual HVAC controllerand ventilation systems function correctly. The A/C blows cold and the heat blows hot.
Under Hood Photos (Click on Any Photo to See it Supersized in a New Tab/Window)
$ 276.62 Van Steel Smart Struts SS-03K - Rear lower control suspension rods - Correct geometry - Easy alignment$ 206.99 Rack and Pinion assembly - Re-manufactured - WT Code Quick Ratio$ 163.13 Bushings - Hyper Flex Poly - Energy Suspension 3.18122G - Complete car set$ 109.95 Alignment - 4 Wheel by Arrow Alignment in Las Vegas - This shop only does alignments$ 108.29 Outer tie rod ends, rear - 4SU42A$ 193.98 Ball Joints - Moog - Upper K6346 - Lower K6345 - Problem Solver$ 196.00 Rear Wheel Hub Bearing Assemblies - SKF CR Services Proline$ 99.88 Steering Hoses - Res to pump 564362 - Pressure 71241$ 78.50 Outer tie rod ends, front - Moog ES2908RL$ 138.06 Front Wheel Hub Bearing Assemblies - Raybestos 713019 $ 31.94 Sway Bar Bushings - Hyper Flex Poly - Energy Suspension - 26mm Front 3.5139G - 22mm Rear 3.5192G $ 200.00 Camber Brace - RD Racing
$1,803.34 Suspension/Steering Total
All suspension arms and other aluminum parts were cosmetically reconditioned to original condition. Sway barsare powdercoated. Bilstein Shocks. Car has great road feel and handling.
Braking System The braking system has been serviced and upgraded with:
$ 495.66 13 Inch J55 Front Big Brake Upgrade - Brackets SSBC A2434 R/L, calipers 11225/6, rotors 61853/4, 3 setsceramic pads (2 spare sets)$ 150.00 Powdercoating: All Calipers and Rotor Hats$ 200.00 Master cylinder - PBR F116911 Dual resevoir w/ DRM 10-100 bias spring - adds bias to rear brakes$ 100.94 Brake hose kit - Russell 692010 Braided stainless$ 77.70 Rear rotors 121.62021, Rear caliper kits 143.62005, Rear ceramic pads 16- 413$ 19.99 Dot 4 fluid
$1,044.29 Braking System Total
The brake pedal has a great firm feel and the brakes haul the car down from speed very well. ABS system operational.
Suspension/Steering/Braking Photos (Click on Any Photo to See it Supersized in a New Tab/Window)
$ 199.00 NOS GM 2250 RPM stall lockup torque converter DBCF 24201203 (1984-1986 style)$ 170.25 Shift Kit custom TransGo street strip by Pro Built Automatics - pistons, seals, servo, HD plate, accum$ 175.79 Driveshaft balanced and Spicer 5-3613X U-Joints installed - Dan's Driveline$ 105.96 Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF$ 91.16 Half Shaft U-Joints - Moog 231C$ 88.97 Flex Plate Ring Gear - Heavy duty - Hays HAY-10-024 - 153 tooth - SFI 29.1$ 69.42 Transmisson Cooler - B & M 70264 - Plate Type$ 144.76 Stainless pan bolts, pan coating, filter kit, hi-rev pump rings, gear oil, seals, misc parts.
$1,045.31 Transmission/Driveline Total
The shift kit has a nice firm (but not harsh) shift feel while cruising in drive. While manual shifting underheavy throttle the shifts give a nice hard shove. Great for the street or strip. The transmission case and reardifferential case were bead blasted and sprayed in hi-heat satin clear. The differential is a Dana 36 limitedslip with a 3:07.1 ratio.
Exhaust System The exhaust system is a stainless, mandrel bent, 2.5 inch system that has been fully ceramic coated. (The system requiredadjustments after being coated, so some of the coating around several joints had to be removed & replaced w/ black paint)The system is based on a Pypes brand catback system with JBA shorty headers and a center dual inlet/outlet "X" muffler.There are 2 catalytic converters in the system. The car passed a Nevada smog check in March 2017. The exhaustsystem is fully welded. The EGR system is still in place. The exhaust sound is very mellow and well suited for street use.
$ 575.00 Ceramic Exhaust System Coating by Ram Pro Line in Las Vegas$ 422.80 Pypes Stainless Cat Back Exhaust System with Race Pro Mufflers and Bright Rectangular Tips SCC40R$ 250.00 JBA Stainless 1 5/8" Shorty Headers 1815S-2$ 206.20 Vibrant Performance Stainless Catalytic Converters 7101 (2)$ 108.07 Pypes Stainless Downpipes DCC40$ 100.00 Exhaust Shop Labor to Weld Exhaust System$ 82.80 Rush Performance Muffler ("X" muffler act as "X"-pipe to balance system)$ 271.66 Stainless locking header bolts, Earls header gaskets, flex couplers, v-band clamps, EGR shields, hangers, etc..
$2,016.53 Exhaust Total
Fuel SystemThe fuel system has been serviced and upgraded with:
$ 120.00 FMS #24 Fuel Injectors M-9593-A302F (Used with about 15,000 miles on them - $350.00 when new)$ 89.93 Walbro Fuel Pump 240LPH F20000156M$ 88.53 Fuel Pump Wiring Harness Kit - Racetronix FPWH-013 $ 48.99 Fuel Pressure Regulator Diaphragm$ 30.00 Fuel Rail Service Valve$ 85.87 Locking gas cap, fuel hoses, fuel filters, rail o-rings, oxygen sensor, etc...
$ 463.32 Fuel System Total
The fuel injectors make a very distinctive ticking sound as they pulse (this is illustrated in the engine run segment of the video).The hard fuel lines are in very good condition. The fuel hoses have all been replaced. The fuel tank is very clean and in good condition.A locking fuel cap has been added.
Undercarriage The undercarriage was completely cleaned, then everything under the car was removed, cleaned and coated or refinished.The frame cavities were treated with Eastwood products. All hard lines for brakes and fuel were cleaned/sprayed and arein very good condition. The front frame rails were stripped and resprayed and the area around the battery tray is clean andrust-free.
$ 231.90 Undercarriage Products Total
Wiring/Electrical and Functionality Several of the underhood wire pigtails have been replaced. Much of the underhood harness has been sleeved inheatshield products sleeving. The interior harness is in good condition. The undercar and ABS harnesses are ingood condition. The lighter socket has been removed and replaced with a backlit dual USB outlet that comes on withthe ignition.
$ 200.00 Various Wiring/Electrical Parts Total
Power windows, locks, hatch release, wipers/washer, lights, signals and horn all work
Accessories Several accessories have been added to the car including:
$ 170.71 Innovate 3844 All In One Air Fuel Ratio Gauge Kit w/ 17014 Wideband 02 Sensor$ 80.72 Altec 249 & 250 Front & Rear Splash Guards$ 59.99 VATS on/off Switch (not connected)$ 52.85 Covercraft UVS100 Windshield Sunshade$ 39.32 Bulldog KE1702 Keyless Entry System$ 50.00 Chrome License Plate Frame with Screw Security Caps$ 23.48 Cowl Vent Air Filter 603827
$ 477.07 Accessories Total
Under Car Photos (Click on Any Photo to See it Supersized in a New Tab/Window)
$ 817.96 Exterior Total$ 893.18 Lighting/Headlights Total$1,316.81 Wheels/Tires Total$2,561.30 Interior Total$1,426.79 Stereo Total$2,334.48 Engine Total$2,682.21 Induction Total$ 513.89 Ignition Total$1,150.70 Cooling System Total$ 606.22 Starting/Charging System Total$ 90.95 A.I.R. Idler Total$ 778.41 HVAC System Total$1,803.34 Suspension/Steering Total$1,044.29 Braking System Total$1,045.31 Transmission/Driveline Total$2,016.53 Exhaust Total$ 463.32 Fuel System Total$ 231.90 Undercarriage Products Total$ 200.00 Various Wiring/Electrical Parts Total$ 477.07 Accessories Total
$22,454.66 Project Parts and Services Total
Project Story and History
The vehicle in this listing (VIN 109189) was frame up restored with new parts and parts from (VIN 120749).
(VIN 120749) was a very nice 38,000 mile car purchased in late 2013 to be minor restored. Soon after purchase, it wasdiscovered that (VIN 120749) was not suitable for restoration or use and was retired to be a parts car. Itsupplied a complete drivetrain/suspension, body panels, wire harnesses, glass and many interior and under carparts. A couple years passed as new parts were collected and the parts from the donor car were reconditioned.After complete disassembly, (VIN 120749) was disposed of in mid 2016.
In late 2015, (VIN 109189) (THE CAR IN THIS LISTING) was purchased for restoration. It was a worn hi mile car,but had a solid foundation for restoration. It was completely disassembled, cleaned then carefully reassembledduring early 2016 to early 2017 with new parts and the parts from (VIN 120749). Since the vehicle is miles exempt,the odometer from the (VIN 120749) donor car cluster has been increased to reflect the (VIN 109189) history report.(204,xxx Miles on VIN number)
Seller has photos of the restoration & image scans of the receipt binder contents. Prospective buyers areencouraged to contact the seller for links to the photo albums as eBay does not allow links in listings.
This vehicle was methodically restored by a 30+ year c4 enthusiast to be kept for another 30+ years.Unfortunately, the seller can no longer afford to keep the vehicle.
Faults and Flaws The following consists of the main known flaws with this vehicle. It is not intended to be a complete list.
This is a nice, solid, great driving car. However it is not flawless.
Glass - Minor water spots on the glass. Eastwood sells a kit to polish these out.
Steering Rack - The steering rack has minor seepage at the input shaft seal. The rack is under warranty from there-builder (until Jan 2019). Information will be included on where to send the rack for service if desired. Sellernever got around to having it fixed, because it's not that bad. Some Pig Mat is wedged under the rack to catch the seepage.
Paint - The rear quarters, halo and bumper cover have been sprayed separate from the rest of the car due to the natureof the project and budget that did not allow for a full body respray. A casual observer would not notice. The Corvette Decalaround the back-up camera conceals some cracks in the paint around the back-up cameraA few blemishes here and there can be seen up close.See video for a close-up look at the paint.With all that said, this car gets a compliment nearly every time it's taken out. It's a nice car.
Tires - The tires and wheels were purchased new by a prior owner in 2007 and installed on the (VIN 120749) carthat became the parts car for this restoration. That car sat indoors for most of those years. The tires are in greatcondition with deep tread and show no signs of cracking or rot. However, due to age, the tires should be replacedeven though they show no signs of needing replacement. (DATE CODE 2906)
Radio bezel defect - The center plastic dash bezel has damage along the bottom between the radio and climate controls.It is barely noticeable when the stereo face plate is in place (see video).
Driver side floor mat does not fit very well.
Cruise control works intermittently.
Seller has nothing to hide and encourages potential buyers to ask any and all questions.
This is a very nice restored car that can be driven around and enjoyed without the worries associated with a "perfect car".
Terms and Conditions: AS-IS/WHERE IS
THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD AS-IS WHERE IS WITH NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. POTENTIAL
BUYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE IN PERSON OR BY A QUALIFIED INSPECTOR
PRIOR TO MAKING AN OFFER OR PURCHASE. Payment:
Buyer to submit a $200 deposit within 2 business days of purchase date to secure vehicle.
Buyer to pay remaining balance due within 7 days of purchase date.
Acceptable Payment Methods: Cash (In Person), Cashiers Check or Bank Wire Transfer. Vehicle Pickup & Shipping
Vehicle transport fees are buyer's responsibility.
Vehicle located in Zip Code 89135.
Seller will make vehicle available for pickup anytime during daylight hours after full payment received and cleared. Cancellations:
Seller reserves the right to cancel transaction at anytime should vehicle no longer be available for sale.