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The 1993 Chevrolet Corvette

1993 Ruby Red Anniversary Coupe

1993 Ruby Red Anniversary Coupe

1993 was the 40th anniversary for Corvette. In order to celibrate the "40th Anniversary" package was created. The 40th Anniversary package included special Ruby Red Metallic paint and a Ruby Red interior. It also has headrest embroidery and bright emblems on the hood, deck and side-gills. All leather seats had the 40th anniversary badge on the headrest, the base black cloth seats did not. Three changes were made to the base engine to make it much quieter. The ZR-1 got a huge boost this year jumping 15 horsepower from 385 to 405. Torque was also improved from 370 lb-ft to 385 lb-ft. This was accomplished through porting changes on the head and valvetrain, an electric EGR valve improving emissions, platinum tipped spark plugs, and four bolt main bearing caps. A new passive entry system that unlocked the car when a special key fob was near the car was optional. A new polished wheel was standard and the tire and wheel sizes were reduced by 1" all around on all 1993 Vettes except ZR-1.

1993 Production Options and Build Statistics

Total 1993 Corvettes Built - 22,058
Total 1993 Coupes (includes ZR-1) - 16,346
Total 1993 Convertibles - 5,712
Total 1993 ZR1 - 448

Coupe Serial Numbers: 1G1YY23PxP5100001 to 1G1YY23PxP5121142
Convertible Serial Numbers: 1G1YY33PxP5100001 to 1G1YY33PxP5121142
ZR-1 Serial Numbers: 1G1YZ23JxP5800001 to 1G1YZ23JxP5800448   

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.

Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors Product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division Vehicle
4&5 YY Basic Corvette
YZ Corvette ZR-1
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=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
3=Active manual belts with driver-inflatable restraint system
4=Passive automatic belts
5=Passive automatic belts with driver inflatable restraint system
8 P LT1 5.7-liter Multiport-Fuel-Injection (MFI) Chevrolet or GM of Canada V8
J LT5 - 5.7-liter MFI V-8
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 P The model year P=1993
11 5 Bowling Green, Kentucky
12-17 100001 and up pProduction Sequence for Coupes and Convertibles
800001 and up Production Sequence for ZR-1s

Engine Serial Number

1993 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.

Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Extra Features
ZVA LT1 350-cid 300-hp V-8 10.5:1 Automatic Multi-Port Injection  
ZVB LT1 350-cid 300-hp V-8 10.5:1 Manual Multi-Port Injection  
ZVC LT5 350-cid 405-hp V-8 11.0:1 Manual Multi-Port Injection  


Production Options

RPO Description Price Production  
1YY07 Base Coupe $34,595 15,898  
1YY67 Base Convertible $41,195 5,692  
AC1 Power Passenger Seat $305 18,067  
AC3 Power Driver Seat $305 20,626  
AQ9 Leather Sport Seats $1,100 11,267  
AQ9 White Leather Sport Seats $1,180 622  
AR9 Base Leather Seats $475 8,509  
AR9 White Base Leather Seats $555 766  
CC2 Auxiliary Hardtop (convert.) $1,995 976  
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels $950 4,204  
24S Removable Roof Panel, blue tint $650 6,203  
64S Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint $650 4,288  
C68 Electronic Air Conditioning $205 19,550
FX3 Selective Ride and Handling Pkg. $1,695 5,740
G92 Performance Axle Ratio $50 2,630
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission $0.00 5,330
NN5 California Emission Requirements $100.00 2,401
UJ6 Low Tire Pressure Warning System $325 3,353
UU8 Delco Bose Stereo System $823 2,685
U1F Delco Bose Stereo System w/ CD $1,219 16,794
V56 Luggage Rack (convert.) $140 765
Z07 Adjustable Susp. Pkg. (coupe only) $2,045 824
Z25 40th Anniversary Pkg. $1,455 6,749
ZR1 Special Performance Pkg. $31,683 448
AJ3 Front Seat Inflatable Restraint System N/A N/A
AU3 Power Door Lock System N/A N/A
CC3 Removable Plastic Roof Panel N/A N/A
CF7 Removable Roof Panel (Solid Body Color) N/A N/A
C49 Electronic Rear Window Defogger N/A N/A
C60 Manual Air Conditioning Controls N/A N/A
DC7 Electronic LH & RH Outside Mirrors N/A N/A
DC8 Electronic LH & RH Outside Mirrors N/A N/A
DL8 LH/RH Heated Sport Mirrors N/A N/A
D3X Speedometer Driven Gear (25513049) N/A N/A
D4L Speedometer Driven Gear (25513050) N/A N/A
D7B Speedometer Driven Gear (25513043) N/A N/A
D7C Speedometer Driven Gear (25513045) N/A N/A
D8E Vehicle Speed Sensor (10456021) N/A N/A
D8F Vehicle Speed Sensor (10456022) N/A N/A
D8H Vehicle Speed Sensor (10456039) N/A N/A
FE1 Soft Ride Suspension N/A N/A
FE7 Heavy Duty Suspension N/A N/A
GM1 2.59 Rear Axle Ratio N/A N/A
GM3 3.45 Rear Axle Ratio (8.5 in. Ring Gear) N/A N/A
GU2 2.73 Rear Axle Ratio N/A N/A
G44 3.07 Rear Axle Ratio N/A N/A
JL9 Antilock Front and Rear Disc Brakes N/A N/A
J55 Heavy Duty Brakes N/A N/A
K05 Engine Block Heater (Canada Export only) N/A N/A
KW2 124-Amp Generator N/A N/A
LT1 8-Cyl., V8, 5.7L (Vin P) Engine N/A N/A
LT5 8-Cyl., V8, 5.7L (Vin J) Engine N/A N/A
MD8 4-Spd. 4L60 Automatic Transmission N/A N/A
na5 Federal Emission systems N/A N/A
NK4 Sport Leather Steering Wheel N/A N/A
QA1 Wheel, 17 x 9.5, Aluminum N/A N/A
QA2 Wheels, 17 x 9.5 (Front)
17 x 11 (Rear), Aluminum
N/A N/A
T61 Daytime Running Lights N/A N/A
UM6 Bose Stereo w/ CD & Cassette, Seek/Scan, Clock, ETR Radio N/A N/A
UXO Dual Floor Sill & Extended Range Speaker System N/A N/A
U19 Miles & Kilometers Dash Cluster N/A N/A
U52 Electronic Instrument Cluster N/A N/A
U75 Power Antenna N/A N/A
XAU Front Tire, P275/40ZR17 N/A N/A
YAU Rear Tire, P275/40ZR17 N/A N/A
YBE Rear Tire, P315/35ZR17 N/A N/A

Color Options for 1993

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Other combinations could be ordered.
RPO Exterior Interior Soft Top Production
10 White BK-LB-LG-R-W BG-BK-W 3,031
41 Black BK-LB-LG-R-W BG-BK-W 2,684
43 Bright Aqua Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 1,305
45 Polo Green II Metallic BK-LB-W BG-BK-W 2,189
53 CompetitionYellow BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 517
68 Ruby Red RR RR 6,749
70 Torch Red BK-LB-LG-R-W BG-BK-W 3,172
73 Black Rose Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 935
75 Dark Red Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 325
80 Quasar Blue Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 683
Color Codes: B=Blue, BG=Beige, BK=Black, BR=Bronze, C=Cloth, L=Leather, LB=Light Beige, LG=Light Gray, R=Red, W=White

Interior Colors

RPO Color Production
19C Black Cloth N/A
103 White Leather N/A
143 Light Gray Leather N/A
193 Black Leather N/A
643 Light Beige Leather N/A
703 Red Leather N/A
793 Ruby Red Leather (Anniversary) 6,794

Convertible Top Color Codes

RPO Color Production
N/A Black 1,719
N/A Light Beige 818
N/A Ruby Red 2,171
N/A White 996
*Note: Total exceeds 1993 production by 12 units.

1993 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Feature Coupe Convertible ZR-1
Wheelbase 96.2 inches (2.443 m) 96.2 inches (2.443 m) 96.2 inches (2.443 m)
Overall length 178.5 inches (4.534 m) 178.5 inches (4.534 m) 178.5 inches (4.534 m)
Overall width 70.1 inches (1.781 m) 70.1 inches (1.781 m) 73.1 inches (1.857 m)
Overall height 46.3 inches (1.176 m)   46.3 inches (1.176 m)
Front tread 57.7 inches (1.466 m) 57.7 inches (1.466 m) 57.7 inches (1.466 m)
Rear tread 59.1 inches (1.501 m) 59.1 inches (1.501 m) 60.6 inches (1.539 m)
Front Tires P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT
Rear Tires P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P315/35ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT
Steering Power Rack and Pinion 
Front suspension Single fiberglass composite monoleaf transverse spring with unequal-length aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Fully independent five-link system with transverse fiberglass single-leaf springs, aluminum upper/lower trailing links and strut-rod tie-rod assembly
Brakes Antilock four-wheel power disc
Body construction Fiberglass; separate ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank 20 US Gal (16.7 Imp Gal) (76 liters)

Engine Specifications

Feature Base Engine RPO LT1 ZR-1 Engine RPO LT5
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve with 4 valves per cylinder and 4 overhead camshafts
Block Cast Iron with Aluminum Cylinder Heads All Aluminum 
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters) 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00" x 3.48" 4.00" x 3.48"
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 11.0:1
Brake Horsepower 300 @ 5000 405 @ 5800 rpm
Torque 340 lb-ft @ 3600 385 lb-ft @ 5200
Main Bearing Five Five
Valve Lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Multi-port injection (MPI) system Multi-port injection (MPI) system
 


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