Comparing Corvettes: 30 Years Has Increased Performance And Decreased Price

Is it possible that the 2017 Corvette could offer increased performance and technology at a price that’s less than the 1987 model? This year’s car delivers 455 horses and 460 lb-ft of torque, yet, when adjusted for inflation, the MSRP of the 2017 Corvette is nearly $5,000 less than the 1987 Corvette.

Nowadays, the 1987 C4 is one of the lowest priced used Corvettes you can buy. They often sell for only $5,000 – $10,000. That’s not bad for the horsepower, torque, and overall fun the car still offers.

Other than price, how do the base models, with a span of 30 years between them, compare? Find out here:

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Despite the price difference, buying either model is an investment.

As you can see from our chart, the Corvette has a pretty low profile. Today’s Corvette is only 4 inches off the ground, losing 1/2 an inch since 1987. Of course, the low profile and its longer nose give GM’s iconic sports car its sleek look. These distinctive features can also make entering garages and climbing over rolled curb driveways a bit tricky.

If you drive a Corvette and have a rolled curb driveway, BRIDJIT Curb Ramps offers some peace of mind. These ramps help protect your alignment, air dam, front spoiler, and your wallet. Don’t waste money on repairs. Instead, protect your investment with BRIDJIT Curb Ramps.

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