Last updated Apr 12, 2013
In late January of 2006 my wife took me on a short ride to a used car dealership to look at what was available. A 1987 Corvette looked in excellent condition and was well maintained by it's previous owner(s). This particular Corvette has all of the option's available except the B2K (callaway) including the Z51 Performance Package.
I previously owned a 1970 and 1973 Corvette back in the 70's and my beautiful wife wanted me to have another Corvette after 32 years without one.
Once home I installed an Air Foil and Helix Power Tower along with a K&N filter. Soon after I purchased a rear deck spoiler from Ebay at a cost of $50.00. Having painted the spoiler Gloss Black to offset the beautiful Dark Red Metallic (code 74) with Leather Saddle Interior (code 622). I was on my way to personalizing the Corvette to my liking.
Since my first car, a 1965 Chevelle SS with 283 bored .30 over and pushing about 400 ponies I have always customized and hot rodded my cars. This 1987 Corvette was not going to be any different. Along with new Bilsteins on all 4's I upgraded and changed the brakes as well.
Being on a budget I opted on shorty header's from Sanderson Header's. Replacing the front Y-Pipe, Center Pipe and rear Y-Pipe, I then added a pair of Baffled Chrome Tips. I am not running any pre-cats just a Magnaflow main cat.
August of 2008 and more improvements were needed after a hit & run driver clipped the front end. This ended up being a 5 month $10,000 project. Since I was replacing the front clip and replacing the hood I elected to do a partial restore of the Corvette. Including replacing all of the windows weather stripping and replacing the doors weather strips. Removal of all body parts, sanding and repainting and reinstallation. In this process I added the Hi-Rise Hood.
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Performance Year: 1987
¼ mile: 13.2 seconds @ 103 MPH
0 to 60 MPH: 5.1 seconds
Weight: 3,440 lbs.
Top Speed: 155 MPH
Fuel consumption: 19.5 MPG average
Notes: L98 350 cu. in. 325 hp engine w/ 700R4 Automatic
These are Factory Specs, I haven't been to the track yet to determine what it now runs.
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Vin #1G1YY2186H5106939 --- #6939 made, 1YY07
Base Coupe price: $27,999
Code Description Cost
AC1 Power Passenger Seat 240.00
AC3 Power Driver Seat 240.00
AQ9 Leather Sport Seats 1,025.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 190.00
BGR Bowling Green Assembly 0.00
B1X Optional Steering Gear Ratio 0.00
B2B Comp Z52 Sport Handling Package 0.00
B3W Advance Price Sheet 0.00
B4P Radiator Boost Fan 75.00
CC3 Roof Panel, removable 0.00
CF7 Roof Panel, removable, 1 piece body color 0.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels 915.00
C49 Electric Rear Defogger 0.00
C68 Electric Air Condition 0.00
DL8 Twin Remote Heated Mirrors 35.00
D3X Speedometer Driven Gear #25513049 Green 0.00
D74 Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror 58.00
D98 Speedometer Sensor #25007308 0.00
E5Z Delete Speedometer Adaptor 0.00
E9Z Delete Speedometer Key 0.00
FG3 Delco Bilstein Shocks 189.00
G44 Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1 0.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1 22.00
KC4 Engine Oil Cooler 110.00
K34 Cruise Control 185.00
K68 105 Amp Alternator 0.00
L98 Engine, 350 V8 5.7 MPFI 0.00
MD8 Automatic 700R4 0.00
MXO Automatic Transmission w/Overdrive 0.00
NA5 Federal Emission System Requirements 0.00
NN5 California Emission Requirements 0.00
PW9 16X9.5 Wheels, Cast Aluminum 0.00
QZD P255/50VR16bw Tires 0.00
UQ4 Delco/Bose Music System 0.00
UU8 Delco/Bose Stereo System AM/FM w/Dolby 905.00
VG8 Vehicle label Notice To Buyers 0.00
*VO8 Heavy Duty Cooling 0.00
VO1 Heavy Duty Radiator 40.00
V73 Vehicle Statement Certificate US or Canada 0.00
Z52 Sport Handling Package 470.00
Z6A Rear Window/Side Mirror Defogger 165.00
1AY Stock Order 0.00
621 Saddle Interior Trim 0.00
*602 Saddle Leather Interior 0.00
622 Saddle Interior Color 0.00
645 Bronze Roof Panel 0.00
74U Dark (Flame) Red Metallic 0.00
ZLC 350 V8 5.7 Litre w/Auto 0.00
ZLA 350 V8 5.7 Litre 0.00
64S Removable Roof Panel, Bronze 615.00
BSE/CLR COAT WA 8748 U8148 622 Saddle or Tan
* Not listed, part of a package in other codes.
Based on Options this Corvette cost approximately $33,438.00
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Using Summit Racing parts to building the new motor for my 1987 Corvette. Motor 350 bored to 355. The engine builder says I should be at 400HP w/ 435lbs of Torque on this new motor. Double Roller Rocker Timing Chain and Gears, Flat Top~ Tapet Racing Pistons 10.5:1 compression, Flat Tapet Valves, all hydraulic. CompCams Hydraulic Flat Tappet, CCA-12-239-3. Machined and Honed L98 Heads using 1.6 Stainless Roller Rockers, new valves, guides, and springs. Summit Racing Chrome Valve Covers. Machined and Honed Runner's and Plenum.
Soon to be added: 52mm or 58mm BBK Throttle Body. Full Length Header's. AFR Head's, part# 0990. Can't quite decide yet on a Mini-Ram set-up or just bigger Runner's & Plenum.
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