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1983 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Prototypes

The culmination of 30 years of evolutionary engineering was meant to be dedicated to perfecting the complete performance machine. 1983 was meant to be strikingly new, taut, and thoroughly contemporary. Rather than just being a new Corvette, the 1983 model strove to be a better Corvette. “Or else why change?” Quotes the sales brochure from that year. The goal was a better Corvette from the ground up. Production of the C4 was pushed back, from the fall of 1982 to January of 1983, and as a result, the C4 was introduced as an early 1984 model-year car. Chevrolet built several prototypes and pilot cars in 1983 to test the fourth-generation Corvette before it hit production. Of the 43 prototypes and pilot line cars, only one, a pilot-line car with VIN 1G1AY0783D5110023, remains. This one-of-a-kind Corvette piece of history is on permanent display at the National Corvette Museum.


Source/Image: 1983 Corvette Specs – National Corvette Museum. https://www.corvettemuseum.org/learn/about-corvette/corvette-specs/1983-corvette-specs/



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