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The 1984 Chevrolet Corvette

1984 Blue Corvette Coupe

The 1984 model year was the second highest production year in Corvette history. The 1983 model year was skipped because the new C4 wasn't ready for production due to quality and build issues. The C4 was officially on sale in the US in March of 1983 (except in California). This made the model year longer than normal which is one of the reasons for the high sales figures. The California version was officially available in April of 1983. All 1984 models were produced at the Bowling Green, Kentucky factory. The brand new 1984 Vette was almost a complete redesign. The design included handling as it's main goal and more interior space and ground clearance as secondary goals. It was also specified that the height of the car should be lower. To attain the height goal the engine was moved rearward and the exhaust was routed through the center tunnel resulting in less room in the footwells. The new design included many firsts, including a new 1 piece removable targa top. The rear hatch glass was the largest piece of glass on any production car in America at the time. New aluminum calipers made by Girlock of Australia stopped the car. A new clamshell hood design made it easier to get to engine and front suspension components. A manual transmission option was offered but was not available until January of 1984. A fully electronic digital dashboard was standard equipment and offered readouts in either English or metric systems. The parking brake moved from the center of the car to the left of the driver.

Production Options and Build Statistics

Total 1984 Corvettes Built - 51,547

Serial Numbers
Coupe07x2E5100001 - 1G1AY07x2E5151547

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.

Serial Number Decoder

11US built
2GGeneral Motors Product
31Chevrolet Motor Division Vehicle
4AType of non-passive passenger restraint system
6-707Body style number: two-door hatchback coupe
885.7-liter Cross-Fire Injection (CFI) 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
10EThe model year E=1984
115Bowling Green, Kentucky
12-17100001 and upProduction Sequence

Engine Serial Number Decoder

1984 Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block after the engine number. The date code the engine was manufactured was also cast into the block. The engine serial number includes a production sequence number starting with 0001001 and one of the suffixes below.

CodeEngineHorsepowerCompressionTransmissionFuel SupplyExtra Features
ZFCL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM AutomaticCross-fire Fuel Injection
ZFDL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1ManualCross-fire Fuel Injection
ZFFL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM automaticCross-fire Fuel InjectionCalifornia
ZFHL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM automaticCross-fire Fuel InjectionFor Export
ZFJL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1ManualCross-fire Fuel InjectionFor Export
ZFKL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM AutomaticCross-fire Fuel Injection
ZFML83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM AutomaticCross-fire Fuel InjectionCalifornia
ZFNL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM AutomaticCross-fire Fuel InjectionCalifornia
ZFRL83 350-cid205-hp V-89.0:1THM AutomaticCross-fire Fuel InjectionCalifornia

Production Options

1YY07Base Coupe$21,800.00 51,547 100.0%
AG9Power Driver Seat$210.00 47,702 92.5%
AQ9Cloth Sport Seats$625.00 4,003 7.8%
AR9Base Leather Seats$400.00 40,568 78.7%
AU3Power Door Locks$165.00 49,545 96.1%
CC3Removable Transparent Roof Panel$595.00 15,767 30.6%
D84Two-Tone Paint$428.00 8,755 17.0%
FG3Delco Bilstein Shock Absorbers$189.00 3,729 7.2%
G92Performance Axle Ratio$22.00 410 0.8%
KC4Engine Oil Cooler$158.00 4,295 8.3%
K34Cruise Control$185.00 49,832 96.7%
MM44-spd, Manual Trans.$0.00 6,443 12.5%
QZDP255/50VR16 Tires/16" Wheels$561.20 51,547 100.0%
UL5Radio DeleteN/A 104 0.2%
UM6AM-FM Stereo Cassette$153.00 6,689 13.0%
UN8AM-FM Stereo, CB$215.00 178 0.3%
UU8Delco Bose Stereo System$895.00 43,607 84.6%
V01Heavy Duty Radiator$57.00 12,008 23.3%
YA7California Emission Test - Assembly LineN/A 6,833 13.3%
YF5California Emission Requirements$75.00 6,833 13.3%
Z51Performance Handling Pkg.$600.20 25,995 50.4%
Z6ARear Window/Side Mirror Defoggers$160.00 47,680 92.5%
AX4European Belt SystemN/A N/A N/A
A26Glass - European GlazingN/A N/A N/A
C49Electric Rear DefoggerN/A N/A N/A
DD9Electric Outside Rear View MirrorsN/A N/A N/A
G95Axle Economy RatioN/A N/A N/A
K05Engine Block HeaterN/A N/A N/A
L83Engine, 5.7L V8, CFIN/A N/A N/A
MX0Auto. Transmission w/ OverdriveN/A N/A N/A
NM8Emission Modification Export, Leaded FuelN/A N/A N/A
QZDP255/50VR16, Steel Belt Radial TiresN/A N/A N/A
T72Left Rule of Road HeadlampsN/A N/A N/A
T84Left Rule of Road HeadlampsN/A N/A N/A
T89Tail/Stop Lamp Assembly, EuropeanN/A N/A N/A
UD2Alarm - Vehicle Speed (105 KH)N/A N/A N/A
UD6Alarm - Exhaust TemperatureN/A N/A N/A
UK1Japanese Radio FrequencyN/A N/A N/A
UL2European Radio FrequencyN/A N/A N/A
UM6Electric Tuned AM-FM Stereo w/ CassetteN/A N/A N/A
U03Horn Noise RegulatorN/A N/A N/A
U18Export SpeedometerN/A N/A N/A
V01Heavy Duty RadiatorN/A N/A N/A
VD1European ModificationsN/A N/A N/A
VE1Japanese ModificationsN/A N/A N/A
V08Heavy Duty CoolingN/A N/A N/A
V70Front Tow Hook - ExportN/A N/A N/A
Z49Canadian Base EquipmentN/A N/A N/A

Color Options for 1984

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Any combination could be ordered.
Interior Color
WA #
10, 40White$0.00BR-CA-GR-MB-MG-SWA8554 6,417 12.4%
16Bright Silver Metallic$0.00GR-MGWA8554 3,109 6.0%
18Medium Gray Metallic$0.00GR-MGWA7719 3,147 6.1%
19, 41Black$0.00CA-GR-MG-SWA8555 7,906 15.3%
20Light Blue Metallic$0.00MBWA7720 1,196 2.3%
23Medium Blue Metallic$0.00MBWA7721 1,822 3.5%
53Gold Metallic$0.00SWA7725 2,430 4.7%
63Light Bronze Metallic$0.00BRWA7722 2,452 4.8%
33, 70, 72Bright Red$0.00GR-SWA8552 12,942 25.1%
16/18Silver / Medium Gray$0.00GR-MGWA7781 / WA7719 3,629 7.0%
20/23Light Blue / Medium Blue$0.00MBWA7720 / WA7721 1,433 2.8%
63/66Light Bronze / Dark Bronze$0.00BRWA7722 / WA7723 3,693 7.2%
Color Codes: BR=Bronze, CA=Carmine, GR=Graphite, MB=Medium Blue, MG=Medium Gray, S=Saddle
The last three RPOs have two paint colors in each. These are two-tone paint jobs that have one color on the top of the car and the other on the bottom.

Interior Colors

12CGraphite Cloth$0.00 1,580 3.1%
12VGraphite Sport Seat Cloth$0.00 1,251 2.4%
15CMedium Gray Cloth$0.00 806 1.6%
15VMedium Gray Sport Seat$0.00 594 1.2%
28CMedium Blue Cloth$0.00 2,858 5.5%
28VMedium Blue Sport Seat Cloth$0.00 594 1.2%
62CSaddle Cloth$0.00 684 1.3%
62VSaddle Sport Seat Cloth$0.00 548 1.1%
65CBronze Cloth$0.00 1,048 2.0%
65VBronze Sport Seat Cloth$0.00 686 1.3%
622Saddle Leather$0.00 5,453 10.6%
652Bronze Leather$0.00 6,285 12.2%
742Carmine Leather$0.00 12,768 24.8%

1984 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Wheelbase96.2 inches (2.443 m)
Overall length176.5 inches (4.483 m)
Overall width71.0 inches (1.803 m)
Overall height46.7 inches (1.186 m)
Front tread59.6 inches (1.514 m)
Rear tread60.4 inches (1.534 m)
Standard Wheel size15 x 7 inches
Optional Wheel size16 x 8 inches
Standard TiresP215/65R-15
Optional TiresP225/50VR-16
SteeringPower Rack and Pinion
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)

Engine Specifications

FeatureBase Engine RPO L83
TypeV-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke4.00" x 3.48"
Compression ratio9.0:1
Brake horsepower205 @ 4200
Torque290 lb-ft @ 2800
Main bearingFive
Valve liftersHydraulic
Fuel supplyCross-fire fuel injection (twin TBI - throttle body injection)

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