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1409-DFW (R)

1990 Chevrolet Corvette


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1409-DFW (R)
Engine Size
5.7 Liter L98 V8
4 Speed Automatic
38,409 (Actual)
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In 1990, the Corvette was still the king of American performance, and in roadster form it was one of the best examples of General Motors' engineering. Full of technology and with performance that could humble the best Europe had to offer, it is part of the foundation that gave us today's amazing C6. This excellent example shows just 38,409 original miles, and unlike so many of its siblings, it hasn't been abused or neglected, making it the fastest car you can buy for the money.

You could be forgiven for thinking that all C4 Corvettes were red (it was the most popular color in 1990), but yes, it's true, there were other colors available. Previously called "Polo White" the finish is nonetheless a Corvette tradition as much as red might be, and few colors look as right on the C4's clean bodywork. It's all original, too, and still looks awesome 25 years later thanks to the Bowling Green assembly plant's well-known quality standards and excellent care throughout its life. There are a few signs of use here and there, as you'd expect from a car built to be enjoyed, but it's pretty obvious that this one has always been someone's fair-weather flyer and not a daily driver (although it's certainly capable). The big clamshell hood fits well, the doors close with that reassuring Corvette solidity, and there are no stripes or other body add-ons to distract you from the original design. If you like your Corvettes perfectly imperfect, this is an ideal example, especially for preservation class judging.

The gray leather interior is as futuristic as 1990 could make it, with digital gauges, a trip computer, and enough buttons to command the space shuttle. To be honest, the gray interior is fairly rare, particularly with the white bodywork, making this a very appealing convertible. Both seats are power adjustable and every bit as comfortable as they look once you master the unique step-in procedure the C4 requires (step-drop-pull). A/C, a powerful AM/FM/cassette stereo, power windows and locks, as well as a tilt wheel were all part of the package, making the Corvette a true grand touring car. And with so few miles on the clock, everything is in above-average condition and shows extremely well. Even the original black canvas top, which stows invisibly under the flush-fitting decklid, shows minimal wear with a glass rear window in excellent condition.

The L98 350 cubic inch V8 remained at 230 horsepower, which was the biggest number available in an American V8 aside from the mighty Corvette ZR-1 (remember, this was 1990 after all). Where it really excels, however, is torque production, and with the 4-speed automatic transmission, this car simply carves through traffic and is an incredible point-and-shoot machine. And honestly, after years of the awkward Doug Nash 4+3 manual transmission, the automatic really is the best choice. It's in excellent operating condition and history has proven that it's virtually indestructible no matter how hard you drive it. There's a custom cold air induction system, but otherwise it remains unmodified, so you know it hasn't been raced or abused. Underneath, this one is ultra-clean, with evidence of its desert history apparent everywhere you look, as well as a great-sounding Borla Stinger exhaust system. Oh, and there are those gorgeous chrome A-Mold wheels, which carry big 275/40/17 performance radials all around.

Get your piece of fiberglass history for less than the price of a used Honda. The performance is still impressive and there's still nothing like a Corvette roadster. Call today!

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  • Numbers Matching
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette Player
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Fuel Injection
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Seatbelts
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