1986 Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car Greenwood Racing Conversion VERY RARE - Southwest RV and Marine Boats for Sale in Austin, Texas
1986 Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car Greenwood Racing Conversion VERY RARE

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1986 Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car Greenwood Racing Conversion VERY RARE

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Mercedes has AMG BMW has Alpina aka M series but if you're a Red Blooded American you buy a Greenwood Corvette - Back in the day Brothers Greenwood gave the europeans a dose of their own medicine at 24 Hours of Le Mans (1972, 1973, 1976), the 24 Hours of Daytona (1971), and the 12 Hours of Sebring (1971). By the 80s they were buying new Vettes direct from Chevrolet and tuning and tricking them into the Baddest Motherfuckin American Made Beast On The Streets. This Coincided With Another American Phenomenon and these vettes were given a nickname after the cowboys that paid cash for them COCAINE CORVETTES .... I just flew 1/2 way across the country and drove off in a piece of history ..... my history... 1986 GREENWOOD CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 129k  original miles clean carfax except it started life as a black car... sometimes ya gotta change your name your hair your face and move to another place but you don't leave your vette you simply paint it.... Im drivin this baby home down the Pacific Coast Highway - i bought one new in 86 but sent a friend to Seattle drive her home - MIA 3 days he called and said "IM IN HOLLYWOOD !!! " Bob Wilkes Im drivin this one home from Seattle ...funny how life goes full circle. THIS INCREDIBLE WORK OF ART IS FOR SALE $8500 i really don't give a shit if it ever sells
History of the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette
1986 re-introduced something that had been missing from the Chevrolet Corvette franchise since 1975 a true convertible. Considering the B-pillar and connecting material were integral to the Corvette Coupe structure, the frame was considerably reworked and it actually resulted in the Vette  emitting less creaks over bumps. A C4 Convertible was the official pace car at the Indy 500 that year, and all 7,315 Corvette Convertibles in 1986 were shipped with the Official Pace Car decal in the trunk so the owner could decide to add it or not.


For the L98 engine, new aluminum heads replaced the cast iron ones, resulting in a bump of about 5 hp. Early 1986 Corvette heads proved too thin, though, and there are cracking issues under high load. These heads were later upgraded to thicker ones later in the production run, and you can tell these heads by their larger intake ports and centrally located, copper-core spark plugs. Triple catalytic converters were also added for 1986 to keep up with EPA regulations and the gas tank on automatic models was reduced by two gallons.


For 1986, Bosch ABS standard became on all Corvettes and a high-mount center brake light was added per government regulation. It is located where the rear window rises to meet the roof, and visually distinguishes 1986-and-newer models from the older C4s


Another addition was the Pass Key I passive anti-theft system. Each key contained a unique pellet, which was detected by the car to allow entry into the vehicle.


1986 Chevrolet Corvette Info
Body Styles
2dr Convertible
2dr Coupe
 
Engine Types
8-cyl. 350cid/230hp FI
 
Additional Info
Curb Weight: 3230 lbs.
Vehicle Length: 176.5 in.
Wheel Base: 96.2 in.
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe 8-cyl. 350cid/230hp FI Info
Number Produced
27,794

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$8,500
 
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