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1985 Corvette

Wheelbase: 96.2" Track: 59.6" Front / 60.4" Rear Height: 46.7"
Length: 176.5" Width: 71" Curb Weight: 3,224 lbs.
Tire Size: P255/70VR16 Plant: Bowling Green

Planning for the Lotus 4-valve heads for the L-98 engine began in 1985 with a meeting with Tony Rudd, this would eventually lead to 1989 LT-5 engine which powered the ZR-1 Corvette. 47,000 1984 Models were recalled in 1985 to repair a problem with the cruise control system Genuine Fuel injection returned to the Corvette in 1985 with the introduction of tuned-port injection as standard equipment. Horsepower for the L-98 increased from 205 to 230hp. Car and Driver Magazine proclaimed the Corvette to be America's fastest production car in the January 1985 issue.

1985 Options


Code Description Quantity
1YY07 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 39,729
AG9 Power Driver Seat 37,856
AQ9 Sport Seats - Leather -
AR9 Base Seats - Leather -
- Sport Seats - Cloth 5,661
AU3 Power Door Locks 38.294
CC3 Removable Transparent Roof Panel 28,143
D84 Two Tone Paint 6,033
FG3 Delco-Blisten Shock Absorbers 9,333
G92 Performance Axle Ratio 5,447
K34 Cruise Control 38,369
MM4 Four Speed Manual Transmission 9,576
NN5 California Emission Requirements 6,583
UL5 Radio Delete 172
UN8 AM/FM Stereo Citizens Band 16
UU8 AM/FM Stereo Delco-Bose 35,998
V08 Heavy Duty Cooling 17,539
Z51 Performance Handling Package 14,802
Z6A Rear Window & Side Mirror Defoggers 37,702

VIN Numbers: 1G1YY0787F5100001 through 1G1YY0787F5139729

The 9th Digit is a check code, and varies.


ZDF: 350ci 230hp AT ZJJ: 350ci 230hp AT, OC
ZJB: 350ci 230hp MT ZJK: 350ci 230hp MT, OC
ZJC: Export

CE=California Emissions, EX=Export, MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, AC=Air Conditioning, AH=Aluminum Heads, HA=High Altitude OC=Engine Oil Cooler

Base Engine: 350ci V8 230hp