Too White: 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition – SOLD!

Apr 2020 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

August 8th Update – We confirmed while updating our database that this rare and very white Corvette Collector’s edition sold.  Thanks for looking!

White paint. White wheels. White seats.  Even a white steering wheel.  If you like your Corvettes white, you can’t do much better than this 1988 35th C4 once listed on Craigslist in Easton, Pennsylvania with the asking price of $12,000 or best offer.  A review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Corvette priced $500 above the current #3 “Good” estimate of $11,500 before factoring an eight percent deduction for the car having the less desirable automatic transmission.

Hagerty Insurance Provides a nice overview of these special edition Corvettes:

“1988 marked the 35th year of the Corvette, and Chevrolet celebrated with the C4 Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition. 2,050 Anniversary Editions sold, and it was very much a car of its time. It was finished in ready-for-Miami-Vice “Triple White” with white paint, white seating upholstery and door panels, white steering wheel, and white wheels. It even had white lettering. Contrasting all the brightness was a black roof panel and black windshield frame. Today, 35th Anniversary Corvettes command a significant premium in price over standard cars.

Other interior improvements and changes for the 1988 Corvette included new carpeted door sills and improved ventilation for coupes. 1988 Corvettes optioned with the 3.07:1 performance rear axle also had an improved muffler system that provided less restrictive airflow, resulting in a bump of 5 hp to 245 hp for so-optioned models. All other models still made 240 hp. That muffler was considered too loud for the convertible, so it didn’t come on ragtops with the 3.07 rear-end.

The Z51 and Z52 performance package models now included 17 x 9.5-inch wheels. The Z51 (coupe only) now came with larger front brake rotors and calipers, higher spring rates, and a finned power steering cooler for improved heat dissipation. In general, the suspension was modified to improve car control under hard braking. Chevy built about 30,000 Corvettes for the 1988 production year. A third of them were convertibles, while the roughly 20,000 remaining were coupes.”

White paint. White wheels. White seats.  Even a white steering wheel.  Of all of the color schemes Chevrolet used for collector version Corvettes to date, we consider this one the most ostentatious.  Not for the shade chosen, per se, but rather the fact Chevrolet figured most buyers these would tuck them away as part of their growing Corvette collection rather than actually drive them an risk getting any of the white surfaces, particularly the all white steering wheel, dirty.

The Corvette offered here is Exhibit 1,094 of 2,050 produced as 63,000 original miles over 32 years averages out to about 2,000 annually, which is about the right amount to maintain the white leather surfaces in like-new condition.  As all of the pictures indicate, these is a highly detailed, show winning example of an affordable Corvette that gains you entry into any marque-specific event of your choice.  If you’re like me and find it very relaxing to spend time in your garage keeping your cars detailed, then this all-white Corvette may be the challenge you’ve been looking for.  The seller, a multiple Corvette owner, hints that he doesn’t have room for this example any longer, so we’re willing to bet an offer of ten large might have you driving this example home…just remember to avoid the puddles along the way and good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1988 35th Anniversary Edition Corvette – #1094 out of 2050 ever produced

Absolute pristine condition inside and out – car show trophy winner – only 63,000 miles

Exterior paint looks and feels showroom new – no cracks, fading, body damage…it’s literally flawless and all 35th emblems are clean and intact (nothing missing)
The white painted wheels are super clean and shine like new.

Interior is the famous white leather seats and white leather steering wheel – all electronics work, dash is bright and clear
Heat and AC work perfectly. Radio, headlamps, interior lights, under hood lights, pwr seats, pwr windows, pwr mirrors, rear cargo release – all work perfectly

The engine is immaculate with the metal parts shining with mirror-like reflections – you have to see the condition of this Vette to even believe how clean it is.
Brand new front and rear ceramic brakes and rotors done less than 300 miles ago

Clean Title in hand – also have the original owner’s manual, original window sticker and build sheet.

This amazing Vette drives and handles like it just came off the showroom floor. If you are looking for a truly “clean” 35th – then this is the one for you…

I’m selling only because I just bought a GS C7 Vert and only have a 2 Car Garage but own 3 Vettes – and there is no way this beauty is sitting outside…

Asking $12,000 or Best Offer

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2 Comments
  1. ronad e. guida

    Is car still for sale?

    Reply
    • Guys with Rides

      Sorry, we featured that Craigslist “Classifind” at the end of April 2020 and the very white Corvette sold soon after that. We’ve updated this listing to avoid any future confusion.

      Reply

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