Reasonable Ride: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette 4+3 Coupe

April 6, 2022 Update: The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $6,900, so we’ve moved this 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe to our “Rides Still Available” Page where you can select the “Buy Now” price of $6,900.  To start the process, click the blue “Buy Now” button below to be redirected to the bidding page. Once registered and logged in, select the green “Buy Now” option to secure this Corvette.

GuysWithRides.com is proud to offer this 73.5K original mile, white over red leather, 1985 Chevrolet C4 Corvette Coupe featuring the rare 4+3 Doug Nash manual transmission. We are featuring this driver quality, C4 in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the current caretaker. Bidding opened Wednesday, March 23, 2022, and will run for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 6:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

We’re pleased to note that this 1985 Corvette is our latest “Reasonable Ride” offering, which means the seller agreed to a reserve price of only $6,900.

This Corvette currently resides in Medford, NJ approximately one hour’s drive from either Newark or Philadelphia International Airports

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Chevrolet launched the completely redesigned C4 Corvette for the 1984 model year.  In 1986, Chevrolet doubled the model range with the introduction of a Convertible version, the first since 1975.  For 1985, changes to the Chevrolet C4 Corvette were subtle. Chevrolet engineers replaced the Crossfire Fuel Injection with a new Tuned Port Induction system on the 5.7 Liter V8. The new system combined with Electronic Spark Control helped the 1985 Corvette achieve 230 SAE net horsepower at 4,000 RPM. The long air intake runners were tuned for a flat torque curve to provide a flat torque curve with 330 lb.-ft., maximum torque at 3,200 RPM. The net result is stunning performance in every gear.  Power still went to the rear wheels through the Doug Nash “4+3” manual transmission, with overdrive for the top three gears. When Chevrolet launched Corvette in 1953, the company could only pull together three hundred units, all of which came in Polo White with a red interior.

Bill is the second owner of this driver-quality Corvette who purchased the car in 2003 when this Corvette had just under fifty thousand miles. Under his long-term ownership, Bill has kept the car mechanically and electrically up-to-date whenever something needed to be repaired. Most recently, Bill had the entire air conditioning system refurbished and we confirmed the A/C system works properly. The Doug Nash “4+3” manual transmission benefits from a full rebuild and replacement clutch installed just ten thousand miles ago. Bill also reports that the tires are now just three years old.  Additionally, Bill reports the original digital dash has been completely replaced and works like new.

Based on our test drive and photography session, we can confirm this Corvette pulls hard, drives nicely, and does not show any signs of oil leaks or burning.

The complimentary CarFax® confirms this 1985 Corvette Coupe is an accident-free, two-owner car. To review the full history this CarFax provides, click on the picture below. When finished, please be sure to click your browser’s “back” button to navigate back to this page:

To help you make market- and condition-appropriate bids, we cite two sources. First, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool provides this summary:

Second, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

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If you have any questions about this 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

7 Comments
  1. Mario

    Do you have a picture of the build sheet please? It’s usually located under the compartment behind the driver’s seat.

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    • Guys with Rides

      We’ve asked the seller to provide a picture of it and we will post it as soon as we receive it.

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  2. Blake Vichengrad

    Is there an opportunity to make an offer on this vehicle? For slightly less than $6900? I’m in NJ Thanks

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    • Guys with Rides

      Yes, we encourage you to do so!

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      • Anonymous

        Is this a glass top? Can’t tell from pics. Thanks

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        • Guys with Rides

          Yes, it is hard to tell but this C4 has the optional Acrylic (they are often incorrectly called glass tops – glass would be too heavy for a full Targa) transparent top. As is the case, the acrylic dulled with age.

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  3. kev

    hi the corvette still available? no rust on the chassis? thanks

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