1985 CORVETTE

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Two details marked the 1985 Corvette as being different from its newly-restyled 1984 predecessor.

V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division vehicle
4 Y Type of restraint system
5 Y Corvette car line series
6 & 7 07 Body style number: two-door hatchback coupe
8 8 5.7-liter Tuned-Port-Injection (TPI) Chevrolet V8
9 ? A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10 F The model year where 1985
11 5 Bowling Green, KY
12-17 100001 and up production sequence
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Extra features
ZDF L98 350-cid 230-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM automatic tuned port injection  
ZJB L98 350-cid 230-hp V-8 9.0:1 manual tuned port injection  
ZJC L98 350-cid 230-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM automatic tuned port injection for export
ZJJ L98 350-cid 230-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM automatic tuned port injection engine oil cooler
ZJK L98 350-cid 230-hp V-8 9.0:1 manual tuned port injection engine oil cooler
Color Cloth & Leather Upholstery Sport Cloth Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Green 12C 12V  
Medium Gray 15C 15V 152
Medium Blue 28C 28V 282
Saddle 62C 62V 622
Bronze 65C 65V 652
Graphite     122
Carmine     742

IDENTIFICATION

Model Model No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Corvette 1Y Y07
2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$21,800 3088 51,547

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO L98)
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00" x 3.48"
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 230 @ 4000
Torque 330 lb-ft @ 3200
Main bearing five
Valve lifters hydraulic
Fuel supply Tuned-port injection (TPI) system

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe
Wheelbase 96.2 inches (2.443 m)
Overall length 176.5 inches (4.483 m)
Overall width 71.0 inches (1.803 m)
Overall height 46.4 inches (1.179 m)
Front tread 59.6 inches (1.514 m)
Rear tread 60.4 inches (1.534 m)
Standard Wheel size 16 x 8.5 inches
Standard Tires P255/50VR-16 SBR
Steering rack and pinion (power assisted)
Front suspension Single fiberglass composite monoleaf transverse spring with unequal-length aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Fully independent five-link system with transverse fiberglass single-leaf springs, aluminum upper/lower trailing links and strut-rod tie-rod assembly
Brakes Four-wheel power disc
Body construction Unibody with partial front frame
Fuel tank 20 US Gal (16.7 Imp Gal) (76 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO AG9 Power driver seat $215
RPO AQ9 Sports leather seats $1025
RPO AR9 Base leather seats $400
RPO Sports seats, cloth $625
RPO AU3 Power door locks $170
RPO CC3 Removable transparent roof panel $595
RPO D84 Two-tone paint $428
RPO FG3 Delco-Bilstein shock absorbers $189
RPO G92 Performance axle ratio $22
RPO K34 Cruise control $185
RPO MM4 Four-speed manual transmission no-cost option
RPO UL5 Radio delete $256 credit
RPO UN8 AM-FM stereo with Citizens Band $215
RPO UU8 Delco-Bose stereo system $895
RPO V08 Heavy-duty cooling $225
RPO Z51 Performance handling package $470
RPO Z6A Rear window and side mirror defoggers $160

HISTORICAL NOTES

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