1987 CORVETTE

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Except for the addition of roller hydraulic lifters to the Corvette's 350-cid (5.7-liter) V-8, little changed this year.

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 2 or 3 Body style number
  • 2 = Two door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
  • 3 = Two door convertible style 67
7 1 or 2 1=Manual seat belts
2=Automatic seat belts
8 8 5.7-liter Tuned-Port-Injection Chevrolet or GM of Canada 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 H The model year where 1987
11 5 Bowling Green, KY
12-17 100001 and up production sequence for coupes and convertibles

IDENTIFICATION

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

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$27,999 3216 20,007
Convertible 1Y Y67
2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$33,172 3279 10,625

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO L98)
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
Block Cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00" x 3.48"
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Brake horsepower 240 @ 4000
Torque 345 lb-ft @ 3200
Main bearing five
Valve lifters hydraulic
Fuel supply Tuned-port induction (TPI) system

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe Convertible
Wheelbase96.2 inches (2.443 m)
Overall length176.5 inches (4.483 m)
Overall width71.0 inches (1.803 m)
Overall height 46.4 inches (1.179 m)  
Front tread59.6 inches (1.514 m)
Rear tread60.4 inches (1.534 m)
Standard Wheel size16 x 8.5 inches
Standard TiresP245/50VR-16 or P255/50VR-16 SBR
Steeringrack and pinion (power assisted)
Front suspensionSingle fiberglass composite monoleaf transverse spring with unequal-length aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionFully independent five-link system with transverse fiberglass single-leaf springs, aluminum upper/lower trailing links and strut-rod tie-rod assembly
BrakesFour-wheel power disc
Body constructionUnibody with partial front frame
Fuel tank20 US Gal (16.7 Imp Gal) (76 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO AC1 Power passenger seat $240
RPO AC3 Power driver seat $240
RPO AQ9 Leather sports seats $1025
RPO AR9 Base leather seats $400
RPO AU3 Power door locks $190
RPO B2K Callaway Twin Turbo installed by Callaway Engineering $19,995
RPO B4P Radiator boost fan $75
RPO C2L Dual removable roof panels for coupe $915
RPO 24S Removable roof panels with blue tint for coupe $615
RPO 64S Removable roof panels with bronze tint for coupe $615
RPO C68 Electronic air conditioning control $150
RPO DL8 Twin remote heated mirrors for convertible $35
RPO D74 Illuminated driver vanity mirror $58
RPO D84 Two-tone paint on hatchback $428
RPO FG3 Delco-Bilstein shock absorbers $189
RPO G92 Performance axle ratio 3.07:1 $22
RPO KC4 Engine oil cooler $110
RPO K34 Cruise control $185
RPO MM4 Four-speed manual transmission no-cost option
RPO NN5 California emissions requirements $99
RPO UL5 Radio delete $256 credit
RPO UM6 AM-FM stereo radio with cassette $132
RPO UU8 Delco-Bose stereo system $905
RPO V0l Heavy-duty radiator $40
RPO Z51 Performance handling package for hatchback $795
RPO Z52 Sport handling package $470
RPO Z6A Rear window and side mirror defoggers for coupe $165

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