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Body Specs

Wheelbase: 96.2 inches
Overhang (Front): 40.5 inches
Overhang (Rear): 39.7 inches
Front Track: 59.6 inches
Rear Track: 60.4 inches
Length: 176.5 inches
Ground Clearance
Differential to Ground:
6.8 inches
Ground Clearance
Front Bumper to Ground:
5.1 inches
Ground Clearance
Rear Bumper to Ground:
13.9 inches
Minimum Ground Clearance: 4.7 inches
(Measured at Catalytic Converter)
Overall Height: 46.7 inches (Coupe)
46.4 inches (Convertible)
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front): 6.9 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear): 6.9 inches
Cargo Capacity: 100 lbs. / (Coupe and Convertible)
6.6 cubic feet (Convertible)
Liftover Height: 35.75 Inches (Coupe)
Cargo Length at Floor: 33.0 inches (Coupe)
Cowl Height: 33.4 inches
Windshield Slope Angle: 64.7°
Effective Head Room: 36.4 inches
Shoulder Room: 54.1 inches
Hip Room: 49.3 inches
Tire Size: P255/50VR-16 B/W
(Goodyear Eagle VR50, Unidirectional)
Wheel Size: 16" x 8.5" (Front and Rear)
With Z51 Performance Handling Package
Front / Rear: 16" x 9.5"
Recommended Tire Inflation 35 PSI Front / Rear
Manual Four Speed Transmission: 1st Gear 2.88:1
2nd Gear 1.91:1 (1.30:1 Overdrive)
3rd Gear 1.34:1 (0.91:1 Overdrive)
4th Gear 1.00:1 (0.68:1 Overdrive)
Reverse Gear 2.78:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission: 1st Gear 3.06:1
2nd Gear 1.63:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
4th Gear 0.70:1
Reverse Gear 2.29:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission
Lubricant:
Dextron II
8.0 Pints
Maximum Uphill Speed
(Wide Open Throttle):
1 > 2: 43 MPH
2 > 3: 79 MPH
3 > 4: 116 MPH
Differential Lubricant Type
Manual Transmission:
GL-5
SAE 80W, SAE 80W-90
Axle Ratio: 3.07:1 (Manual Transmission)
2.59:1, 2.73:1 (Automatic Transmission)
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 Gallons
Steering Ratio: 15.5:1
13.0:1 (Performance Handling Package, RPO Z51)
Steering Wheel Diameter: 14.5 inches


EPA Fuel Economy

Automatic Coupe: City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 17
Automatic Convertible: City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 17


Weight

Model 1YY07 Sport Coupe: Curb Mass with Four Speed Manual Transmission
Front: 1,625 lb.
Rear: 1,604 lb.
Total: 3,229 lb.
Shipping: 3,125 lb.
Model 1YY67 Convertible: Curb Mass with Four Speed Manual Transmission
Front: 1,652 lb.
Rear: 1,647 lb.
Total: 3,299 lb.
Shipping: 3,195 lb.
Curb Weight: The calculated weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, only as designed with the additional load of oils, lube, coolant and fuel filled to capacity.
Shipping Weight: Same as base curb weight except only 3 gallons of gasoline.

Weight Differentials
Removeble Plastic Roof Panel
(RPO CC3):
-4.0 lb.
(-0.9 lb. Front; -3.1 lb. Rear)
Power Door Lock System
(RPO AU3):
+1.8 lb.
(+0.9 lb. Front; +0.9 lb. Rear)
Electric Defogger System
Rear Window and Side Mirror
(RPO Z6A):
+0.8 lb.
(+0.4 lb. Front; +0.4 lb. Rear)
Performance Handling Package
(RPO Z51):
+35.7 lb.
(+25.1 lb. Front; +10.6 lb. Rear)
Automatic Speed Control
With Resume Speed
(RPO K34):
+2.7 lb.
(+2.3 lb. Front; +0.4 lb. Rear)
Radio AM / FM Stereo (ETR)
with Cassette (RPO UM6)
Includes Power Rear Antenna plus Two Front and Rear Speakers:
+0.8 lb.
(+0.4 lb. Front; +0.4 lb. Rear)
Delco-Bose
Premium Audio System
(RPO UU8):
+15.4 lb.
(+4.4 lb. Front; +11.0 lb. Rear)
Radio Delete (RPO UL5): -11.0 lb.
(-5.3 lb. Front; -5.7 lb. Rear)
Full Feature Sports Seats
(RPO AQ9):
+16.3 lb.
(+7.5 lb. Front; +8.8 lb. Rear)
Automatic Transmission
(RPO MM4):
+13.6 lb.
(+10.1 lb. Front; +3.5 lb. Rear)
Custom Two Tone Paint
(RPO D84):
+0.8 lb.
(+0.4 lb. Front; +0.4 lb. Rear)


Engine Specs

Type:: 90° V8 - OHV
Valve Location:: In Head
Bore / Stroke:: 4.00" / 3.48"
Displacement:: 350 Cubic Inches
(5.7 Liters)
Compression Ratio:: 9.5:1
Cylinder Head Material:: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Material:: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type:: Gear
Cooling System Capacity: 14.65 Quarts (Manual Transmission)
14.51 Quarts (Automatic Transmission)
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure: 18.0 PSI
Battery: 12 volt - 630 Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)
54 Amp-hours
Alternator: Delco-Remy
105 Amps

Fuel System
Type: Electronic Fuel Injection - Tuned Port Injection
Fuel Pump: Electric, Dual Turbine - In Fuel Tank
Point of Injection: Fuel Injectors at Inlet Ports
Flow: Pulse

Horsepower
Standard Engine (350 cubic inch): 240 hp @ 4,000 RPM;
Torque: 345 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM

Ignition System
Spark Plug: FR3LS
Make: AC
Spark Plug Thread: M14 x 1.25
Spark Plug Gap: .035 inch
Spark Plug Tightening Torque: 18 - 22 lb. - ft.

Brakes
Type: Disc with Sliding Head Caliper - low drag
Effective Area: 27.0 Square Inches (Front)
18.3 Square Inches (Rear)
Gross Lining Area: 27.0 Square Inches (Front)
18.3 Square Inches (Rear)
Swept Area: 96.4 Square Inches (Front)
87.5 Square Inches (Rear)
Rotor: Outer Working Diameter: 11.5 inches
Inner Working Diameter:
8.42 Inches (Front), 8.75 Inches (Rear)
Type and Material: Vented, Gray Cast Iron (Front)
Damped Iron (Rear)

1987 Corvette Options

RPO: Description Production:    Price
24S Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 8,883 (29.00%) $615.00
64S Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe) 5,766 (18.82%) $615.00
AC1 Power Passenger Seat 17,123 (55.90%) $240.00
AC3 Power Driver Seat 29,561 (96.50%) $240.00
AQ9 Sports Seats, leather 14,119 (46.09%) $1,025.00
AR9 Base Seats, leather 14,561 (47.54%) $400.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 29,748 (97.11%) $190.00
B2K Callaway Twin Turbo (not GM installed) 188 (0.61%) $19,995.00
B4P Radiator Boost Fan 7,291 (23.80%) $75.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 5,017 (16.38%) $915.00
C68 Electronic Air Conditioning Control 20,875 (68.15%) $150.00
D74 Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror 14,992 (48.94%) $58.00
D84 Two-Tone Paint (coupe) 1,361 (4.44%) $428.00
DL8 Twin Remote Heated Mirrors (convertible) 6,840 (22.33%) $35.00
FG3 Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers 1,957 (6.39%) $189.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1 7,286 (23.79%) $22.00
K34 Cruise Control 29,594 (96.61%) $185.00
KC4 Engine Oil Cooler 6,679 (21.80%) $110.00
MM4 4-Speed Manual Transmission 4,298 (14.03%) n/a
NN5 California Emission Requirements 5,423 (17.70%) $99.00
UL5 Radio Delete 247 (0.81%) n/a
UM6 AM-FM Stereo Cassette 2,236 (7.30%) $132.00
UU8 Stereo System, Delco-Bose 27,721 (90.50%) $905.00
V01 Heavy-Duty Radiator 7,871 (25.70%) $40.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package (coupe) 1,596 (5.21%) $795.00
Z52 Sport Handling Package 12,662 (41.34%) $470.00
Z6A Rear Window + Side Mirror Defoggers (coupe) 19,043 (62.17%) $165.00

Total Production: 30,632
Coupe: 20,007 (65.31%)
Convertible: 10,625 (34.69%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 350 cu. in. 235 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $27,999.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 350 cu. in. 235 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $33,172.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
13 Silver Metallic 767 (2.50%) Graphite / Medium Gray Black / White
13/18 Silver / Gray 403 (1.32%) Graphite / Medium Gray / Red n/a
18 Medium Gray Metallic 1,035 (3.38%) Graphite / Medium Gray / Red Black / White
18/41 Gray / Black 316 (1.03%) Graphite / Medium Gray n/a
20 Medium Blue Metallic 2,677 (8.74%) Blue / Graphite Black / White
35 Yellow 1,051 (3.43%) Graphite Black / White
40 White 3,097 (10.11%) Blue / Bronze / Graphite / Medium Gray / Red / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
40/13 White / Silver 195 (0.64%) Graphite / Medium Gray n/a
41 Black 5,101 (16.65%) Graphite / Medium Gray / Red / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
53 Gold Metallic 397 (1.30%) Graphite / Saddle Black / Saddle
59 Silver Beige Metallic 950 (3.10%) Bronze / Graphite Black
59/69 Silver Beige / Medium Bro 447 (1.46%) Bronze n/a
66 Copper Metallic 87 (0.28%) Graphite / Saddle Black / Saddle
69 Medium Brown Metallic 245 (0.80%) Bronze / Saddle Saddle
74 Dark Red Metallic 5,578 (18.21%) Graphite / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
81 Bright Red 8,285 (27.05%) Graphite / Red / Saddle Black / Saddle / White

1987 Corvette