1996 Custom Body Conversion - 85 Chevrolet Corvette * LAST CHANCE, DON'T MISS IT

Price: - Item location: Success, Arkansas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: Base Hatchback 2-Door
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 155,904
  • VIN: 1G1YY0788F5100469
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette Base Hatchback 2-Door

* Last Chance to get this car and at a bargain price! If it doesn't sell this time, I'll wait until next year when people start getting some income tax refunds. I know a lot of people don't have the money to just buy a toy like this, so I understand that.
VIN# 1G1YY0788F5100469

1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L L-98

155,xxx miles on body (less on motor)

1996 Body Kit Conversion

Clear Title in my Name

As you can probably see from the background in our shop pics that we are Corvette guys. This is the first one we bought as a father/son project when my son was 15. It had been a project for the guy we bought it from. He had done the motor work and had purchased many of the expensive aftermarket parts and mods for the car but did not have it put together. He and his wife had a new baby and so he was out of money and time to finish it. I’ll try to include a pic or 2 from when we bought the car.

So my son and I spent several months putting the car together and getting it in the shape you see today. My son is now 19 and finishing his 2nd year at a community college and will be moving to a University next year so we are selling the C4 to free up some money and room in the shop to finish our latest project before he moves, which is a 68 C10. (You can probably see it in the background too)

Mechanically, the car could be a daily driver with no problem. But you’re not going to make it a daily driver unless you live in mild climate somewhere since it doesn’t have heat or A/C. All the A/C and heater parts have been removed from under the hood to clean up the engine bay. The MSD ignition box is now mounted on the firewall where the heater core & blower box was mounted. The factory HVAC head unit is still mounted in the cabin.

We drove the car on weekends as a way for my wife and I to relax. She loves taking the top off (the car's top, not hers ;-) and spending an evening cruising on date nights. We've only put somewhere around 2000 miles on the car and only in nice weather.

Make sure you can license the car in your state. Classic cars in Arkansas are exempt from emissions so it’s not a problem here, just make sure you know the details about your specific state when it comes to getting license. We removed smog pump, all the plumbing that went along with it, removed the cats, removed the mufflers. It has dual, twin tip exhaust with one having a baffle and one not. It sounds amazing all the way through the rpm range. No popping like I occasionally hear with some C4s.


- Exterior Condition: Excellent

- All New Weatherstripping & Body Seals

- Removable (peel-able) Paint in World Rally Blue

- 3” cowl hood

- Underside of hood and fender wells are all undercoated

- ZR1 Style Chrome Wheels 17”

- 1” Wheel Spacers

- Dimpled and Slotted Rotors w/ Ceramic Pads (Good Condition)

- Fronts: Goodyear Eagle F1 (275/40ZR17) (Excellent Condition)

- Rears: Nitto NT555 (285/40/ZR17) (Fair to Poor (How does that happen? lol)

- Extra set Hoosier Drag Radials: (315/35R17) (Poor Condition)

- Fully Adjustable Rear Spring to set the ride height & stance to your taste


- Interior condition: EXCELLENT

- Momo Steering wheel in Mahogany w/ tilt & telescopic

- Walnut Wood dash and console

- Carpet: Gray & EXCELLENT

- Aftermarket Corvette embroidery floor mats

- Aftermarket Seats (Recovered) (Excellent)

- Sony Head unit w/ Kenwood Door Speakers (currently unhooked)

- Wiring is still in the car and ran to the back for an amp, subs, etc.

- 8 way adjustable power drivers seat
  • Motor work done by previous owner

- Optima Red Top Battery

- MSD Ignition

- Chrome valve covers

- 1.6 Crane Cam Roller Rockers

- Cold air intake

- Dual radiator fans (switch controlled)

- MSD distributor cap & rotor

- OML 10mm Platinum Racing Plug Wires

- Auto Transmission (Shifts out perfectly)

- Will include the 1985 Factory Service Manual I purchased in .pdf (961 pages)

- We have only put about ~2000 miles on the car since we have had it. Only on weekends or special occasions and then only if the weather was nice.

- I just don't know a lot about the motor/tranny since the power-train work was already completed when my son and I bought the car as a project in 2012. I did pull a valve cover for the first time and it does have 1.6 Crane Cam roller rockers. I think the OEM rockers are 1.5. And we've only put about 2000-2500 miles on the car since we have had it.
- If it has an aftermarket cam, it's a mild one, since the motor does not have a pronounced lope like a big cam does. But the car does run very, very well. I've never had it on a dyno but it is quick and a lot of fun to drive.1.6 Crane Cam Roller Rockers

What doesn't work:

  • Horn (probably wasn't hooked back up with Momo steering wheel was installed. I never took it apart to see)

  • Heat/Air (removed all HVAC components under the hood to clean up engine bay area)

  • Cruise Control (looks like it's all there, but never checked into why it wasn't working)

  • Emergency brake (lever is there but it feels like the cable is not hooked up)

  • No Sun-Visors

Car when my son and I bought it My son putting on the new front emblem, which was the last piece when it was completed. The pic above and in the parade below, both show the car in the first color we did, which was a Cobalt blue in matte finish. #1#2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #PICS Item Photos
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