This week we’re reviewing production numbers for the C5 Corvette, produced between 1997-2004. The development of this car and the engineers and stylists behind it are discussed in the book All Corvettes Are Red, a must-read for any C5 fan.
Next up in our Corvette Production Numbers series are the C4 cars. By the time 1982 rolled around, the C3 Corvette was 14 years old and the chassis that it was based on dated back to 1963. Needless to say, a lifetime for a chassis and body style. The Corvette team at GM was well aware of this, and had been working feverishly on the next generation car. Unfortunately, development and quality control issues prevented them from introducing the C4 Corvette until March of 1983, 6 months beyond the typical September new model introduction. In short, no 1983 Corvettes were ever offered to the public; the C4 was introduced as a 1984 model. (more…)