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This is the Section for 1984 C4 Chevrolet Corvettes. GM first introduced the new C4 Corvettes in 1984, there are 10 pages of 1984 Corvettes, be sure to take a look at all of the pages to see many different colors, wheel combinations, body kits, interiors, engines, tires, exhaust systems and tips on such models as the convertibles, coupes, ZR1, Callaway, and more.

       

 

     
       
       

 

     
       

 

     
       
       

 

     
       

Design criteria specified that the 1984 Corvette have more ground clearance and more interior room, but less overall height. In order to achieve it, engineers routed the exhaust system through the center tunnel.

The 1984 Corvette was introduced in March 1983. Because it met all 1984 federal requirements, Chevrolet decided to skip the 1983 model designation. The result was a very long production run and the second highest model year volume in the Corvette's history. 1983 Corvettes were built, serial numbered, and tested by both Chevrolet and the motoring press at the "long lead" preview at Riverside Raceway in December 1982. But 1983 Corvettes were not released for public sale.

A 4+3 4-speed manual transmission, built by Doug Nash, had overdrives in the top three gears for improved fuel economy. Not available early.

All 1984 Corvettes were designed with one-piece, lift-off roof panels and rear hatch windows. At the time, the rear window glass was the largest compound glass ever installed in an American automobile. The front windshield was raked at the greatest angle, 64%.

Brakes remained disc at all four wheels, but components were new and included aluminum calipers supplied by Girlock of Australia.

Electronic instrumentation was standard and included digital readouts for engine monitoring and liquid crystal graphic displays for speed and engine revolutions. Analog instrumentation was not available.

The 1984 Corvette was designed with a pad protruding from the passenger side of the dash. This was part of a passive restraint system conceived when it was assumed the federal regulation would require such restraints. The Reagan Administration dropped the restraint proposals, but the Corvette's pad remained.

The 1984 Corvette was designed without fiberglass seams on exposed panels to eliminate factory finishing. The exterior seams were under the rub strip extending around the entire body.

The radiator was a new design using aluminum for the cooling fins and plastic for the reservoirs. A thermostatically controlled electric fan operates only when needed and only under 35mph.

Chevrolet built specially modified 1984 Corvettes for the export markets of European, Middle East, Japanese, and Latin American countries. Changes included different license plate provisions, leaded fuel capability, and electrical, glass, lighting and mirror modifications.

Single transverse plastic leaf springs were used front and rear.

 
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