Lot 256 - 1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4

Lot 256 - 1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4

Lot 256 - 1989 Chevrolet Corvette C4

Lot Number 256
Registration G8 TFX
Chassis Number 1G1YY2183K5123785
Engine Number 1K5123785
Odometer reading 65,371 miles
Result Sold - £12,320
  • Significant amount of money spent in recent times
  • High specification with desirable upgrades

This example is 1989 model which was imported into the UK in 1990. It has had five owners from new and is one of 4,113 C4’s built with the pre-facelift full digital dash interior and the heavy-duty ZF S6-40 six-speed manual transmission. The best iteration of digital-dash standard C4’s, this Corvette is offered with its private registration number ‘G8 TFX’ and comes complete with many desirable options! Features include sports seats, climate control, the Z51 Performance Handling Package (which includes heavy-duty suspension, fast-ratio steering, an oil cooler, heavy-duty radiator and auxiliary cooling fan), FX3 Selective Ride and Handling Control, and the J55 High-performance brake package. This builds on its extensive standard equipment, which includes a limited-slip differential. It is also fitted with era-correct forged three-piece BBS RS 178 wheels designed for this iteration of C4, worth circa £2,500, shod with £1,500 of recent Continental Extreme Contact Sport tyres. Other upgrades include long-tube exhaust manifolds, a Walker high-flow catalytic converter, OEM-looking Walker high-flow exhaust boxes, braided brake lines, upgraded rear suspension (rose joints and solid links), a rose-jointed front anti-roll bar, a higher-capacity 110-amp alternator from a ZR-1, and a simplified emissions control system for reliability. Standard performance figures are 245bhp, 345lb ft, a 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 153mph – although the exhaust upgrades alone are reputed to improve all significantly.

The history file that accompanies the car includes the V5 registration document, original owner’s handbook and binder, old MoT test certificates, invoices for parts and work dating back to the 1990’s, a current MoT valid until April 2023, various club references and sources and an official digitised version of the original service manual. The car also comes with two sets of keys and a targa top removal tool. Comprehensively inspected and serviced by specialists Lincolnshire Corvette in May 2021, the invoice for which is provided, with work including new plugs, distributor cap, rotor, Castrol oil, a new oil filter, coolant, brake fluid, clutch fluid, upper front ball joints and covers, lower ball joint covers, new rear-end fluid with the correct LSD friction modifier, and fresh transmission oil (Amsoil manual synchromesh). The underside was judged to be in ‘excellent’ condition and the vendor describes the car to run and drive very well. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a well sorted Corvette ready for the summer!

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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