Dealer’s Personal Stock: 6K Mile 1984 Corvette

This gorgeous 1984 Chevrolet Corvette has just 6,778 original miles and is said to be part of a dealer’s private collection of Corvettes that will be put up for sale. I’ve seen this phenomenon a few times, even locally, of dealers who stash away cars that they see as having the best potential for collectability down the line, but with bidding still not meeting reserve, it remains to be seen if a C4 Corvette was worthy of that bet. Find the black-on-red example here on eBay with one day left.

The dealer certainly rolled out to the red carpet treatment for this collection of Corvettes that never saw the inside of a customer’s garage. One thing I’ll never understand is why when individuals decide to sock cars away for long-term storage they don’t just go ahead and spec it with the manual transmission. This is the golden rule for preserved performance cars, in my opinion – always choose one with three pedals if you’re hoping for maximum return later on.

I will say this: the choice of black-on-red leather is absolutely an ideal color combo for an investment vehicle, with white-over-red a close second. The interior is exactly as you’d expect from a car with such low mileage, though I do see some puckering of the leather on the driver’s bolster closest to the door. I realize these C4s are far from the most desirable Corvettes ever made, but finding one as nice as this that isn’t a Pace Car is getting harder to do.

While Corvette enthusiasts always lamented the un-Corvette like power outputs, I’ve had a warm place for the C4s based on the emphasis engineers placed on suspension tuning. This generation of Corvette is a bargain for any autocrossers or Grassroots Motorsports event veterans looking for a platform with tons of used spares, lots of easy upgrades and a car that’s cheap to repair if it breaks. Obviously, this example should stay preserved, but I have a feeling some of you may want to wait for the other cars in the dealer’s collection to come up for grabs.

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  1. Jack in NW PA

    6000 miles 3 miles at a time. that is OK but I’m not sure I like the UFO mural on the hood. 🙂

  2. Wheelman

    That’s a reflection of a chandlier on that highly polished paint

    • dan

      UHHH,pretty sure he knew that…see the smiley face? lol

  3. Michael

    Nice car. I prefer the later model C4’s. It took me a while to find my 94. Most of the ones I liked had boring-matic transmissions. I almost bought a ZR1 but passed due to high mileage. This one is my daily driver w/ 62K.

    • Vegas Vic

      stunnning Corvette , enjoy!

  4. Steve


    • Steve

      Oh wait! I meant to say “LS SWAP!” LOL

      • Michael


  5. dan

    ls swap!

  6. Superdessucke

    $9,500 with 17 minutes left, LOL!! If this was a 1970-72 Chevelle SS and everything else was equal, we’d be at $95,000 with 17 minutes left, at least. So if this was a “bet,” the seller lost the bet handily.

    This auction pretty much summarizes how the market feels about these things. Probably the least desirable year in the least desirable generation of ‘Vette.

  7. Steve R

    This is one of the least interesting Corvettes ever made. The only selling point for this car is the name plate and the low mileage.

    Last week the original owner of a 41,000 mile 1990 ZR1 Corvette ran it through eBay with an opening bid of $19,999 with no interest. A car like that is head and shoulders abouve this one.

    Steve R

  8. 86 Vette Convertible

    I’ve never owned a cross-fire engine so this is recap of what I’ve read. Love it or hate it – there’s not middle ground. The other thing is with the age of the vehicle it’s becoming harder and harder to find select parts. I’ve been buying and laying away selected parts for the 86 and it’s paid dividends already a couple of times when something went bad and I had a replacement already on hand.

    the 84 is the red haired cousin of the red haired 80’s C4’s. It’s really a sad thing to see. So much of the suspension improvements started with the C4’s, the HP upscale started with the C4’s, it has a drivers feel to the generation unlike so many of the other generations. Some nice amenities yet not so many it detracts from driving the car.

    My 2 cents.

  9. Comet

    Had one, hated it.

  10. DanH

    Wow, where’s the love for the ’84??
    These cars were way way ahead of their time when they first appeared. Digital dash, super tight steering, incredible handling,amazing acceleration (for the era). There was no car that even came close in 1984.

    • Nrg8

      Needs a Van Halen cassette in the deck


    Once again, another car with “original miles.” Has anybody ever seen a car with “unoriginal miles?”

    • Mike

      Unoriginal miles might mean you take the odometer apart and ADD miles.

    • carsofchaos

      Original miles = original working odometer. Been covered 1000 times already.

  12. Steve Mayo

    Same car Rick Allen of Def Leppard lost his arm in…

    • Pa Tina

      I hope they cleaned the car up then.

  13. Machonewon

    The 80s was a terrible decade for American cars period. The horsepower wars we’re toast, the gasoline embargo paralyzed any future fun cars and automakers were zeroed in on improving gas mileage, by converting gasoline blocks to diesel and tinkering with 4-6-8 cylinder efficiencies. The C4 didn’t stand a chance.

  14. leiniedude Member

    Once again, the market has spoken. Ended: Mar 14, 2018 , 12:24PM
    Current bid:US $9,500.00
    Reserve not met
    [ 16 bids ]

  15. Vegas Vic

    I like the Orange older Corvette in the picture…

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