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1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 35th Anniversary Edition

1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 35th Anniversary Edition

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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:
4.9 inches
Ground Clearance
Rear Bumper to Ground:
13.0 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: 35.5 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: P255/50ZR-16 B/W
(Goodyear Eagle VR50, Unidirectional)
With Z51 Performance Handling Package / Z52 Sport Handling Package
P275/45Z R40-17
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)
Turning Diameters
Outside Front:
37.37 feet (Wall to Wall)
40.4 feet (Curb to Curb)
With Z52 Sport Handling Package and Z51 Performance Handling Package
40.29 feet (Wall to Wall)
Steering Wheel Diameter: 14.5 inches


EPA Fuel Economy

Manual Coupe: City: 15
Highway: 22
Combined: 18
Automatic Coupe: City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 18
Manual Convertible: City: 15
Highway: 22
Combined: 18
Automatic Convertible: City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 18


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.
Manual transmission weights shown; automatic transmission no cost option.

Weight Differentials
Removeble Plastic Roof Panel
(RPO CC3):
-4.0 lb.
(-0.9 lb. Front; -3.1 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):
+28.2 lb.
(+19.2 lb. Front; +9.0 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):
+14.7 lb.
(+6.8 lb. Front; +7.9 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)
Leather Seat Trim: +3.5 lb.
(+1.3 lb. Front; +2.2 lb. Rear)
Automatic Air Conditioning
(RPO C68):
+2.2 lb.
Heavy Duty Cooling
(RPO V08):
+4.9 lb.
(+6.2 lb. Front; -1.3 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 (TPI)
Fuel Pump: Electric, Dual Turbine - In Fuel Tank
Point of Injection: Fuel Injectors at Inlet Ports
Flow: Pulse

Horsepower
Standard Engine (350 cubic inch): 245 hp @ 4,300 RPM;
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM

Ignition System
Spark Plug: FR5LS
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)

1988 Corvette Options

RPO: Description Production:    Price
24S Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 8,332 (36.56%) $615.00
64S Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe) 3,337 (14.64%) $615.00
AC1 Power Passenger Seat 18,779 (82.40%) $240.00
AC3 Power Driver Seat 22,084 (96.91%) $240.00
AQ9 Sports Seats, leather 12,724 (55.83%) $1,025.00
AR9 Base Seats, leather 9,043 (39.68%) $400.00
B2K Callaway Twin Turbo; installed by Callaway, sold and warranted by GM. 125 (0.55%) $25,895.00
B4P Radiator Boost Fan 19,035 (83.53%) $75.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 5,091 (22.34%) $915.00
C68 Electronic Air Conditioning Control 19,372 (85.01%) $150.00
D74 Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror 14,249 (62.53%) $58.00
DL8 Twin Remote Heated Mirrors (convertible) 6,582 (28.88%) $35.00
FG3 Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers 18,437 (80.90%) $189.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1 4,497 (19.73%) $22.00
KC4 Engine Oil Cooler 18,877 (82.83%) $110.00
MM4 4-Speed Manual Transmission 4,282 (18.79%) n/a
NN5 California Emission Requirements 3,882 (17.03%) $99.00
UL5 Radio Delete 179 (0.79%) n/a
UU8 Stereo System, Delco-Bose 20,304 (89.10%) $773.00
V01 Heavy-Duty Radiator 19,271 (84.56%) $40.00
Z01 35th Special Edition Package (coupe) 2,050 (9.00%) $4,795.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package (coupe) 1,309 (5.74%) $1,295.00
Z52 Sport Handling Package 16,017 (70.28%) $970.00
Z6A Rear Window + Side Mirror Defoggers (coupe) 14,648 (64.28%) $165.00

Total Production: 22,789
Coupe: 15,382 (67.50%)
Convertible: 7,407 (32.50%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 350 cu. in. 245 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $29,489.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 350 cu. in. 240 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $34,820.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
13 Silver Metallic 385 (1.69%) Black / Gray / Red / Saddle Black / White
20 Medium Blue Metallic 1,148 (5.04%) Blue / Black Black / White
28 Dark Blue Metallic 1,675 (7.35%) Black / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
35 Yellow 578 (2.54%) Black / Saddle Black / White
40 White 3,620 (15.88%) Blue / Black / Gray / Red / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
40/41 White / Black 2,050 (9.00%) White
41 Black 3,420 (15.01%) Black / Gray / Red / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
74 Dark Red Metallic 2,878 (12.63%) Black / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
81 Bright Red 5,340 (23.43%) Black / Gray / Red / Saddle Black / Saddle / White
90 Gray Metallic 644 (2.83%) Black / Gray Black / White
96 Charcoal Metallic 1,046 (4.59%) Gray / Saddle Black / Saddle / White

1988 Corvette