Monday, October 29, 2012

5k Horrorod: 1987 Chevy Corvette - The Joker's Ride

The Joker is Batman's arch rival in DC Comics long running comic strip and has been played on screen by various folks including Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson & Heath Ledger.  We couldn't have picked a more appropriate Joker mobile for Jack Nicholson than the C4 Corvette as it matches his aged, overweight, balding and grizzly character from the 1989 Batman movie.  This 1987 Chevy Corvette C4 Horrorod has an awesome Joker themed paint job and is for sale in Norfolk, VA for $6995 via craigslist.


The C4 Corvette was the 4th generation of Chevy's plastic bodied Corvette platform and this one has been covered in a Green/Purple paint scheme very reminiscent of the Joker.  This C4 may not have fallen into a vat of hydrochloric acid, but it certainly looks like the Crown Prince of Chaos!

 Powered by the venerable Chevy small block, this is an L98 - 5.7 liters of push-rod, port injected goodness pushing out 240 horsepower and 345 ft-lbs of torque.  This is mated to a slushbox automatic and will push the Vette along at an adequate pace, not lightning fast today, but enough to overpower and tinkertoy C4 chassis.

 The inside of this Jokermobile looks like an acid trip - complete with purple seats, yellow center arm rest and a worn out steering wheel.  It could use a good CSI style deep cleaning.

The C4 Corvette was certainly a fast car back in the day - and today is strongly desired by folks who watch a lot of professional wrestling on tv.  But we think this Joker themed C4 is just the ticket to have an awesome Daily Turismoween.

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  1. ~ the other Jack Nicholson Corvette connection.
    [Terms of Endearment],,20483133_20609624_21181710,00.html
    Jack was voted 'Class Clown' of Manasquan High School, '54. type cast, much?

  2. Do you see a lot of 1985 C4 Corvettes around? Seems to be a lot of them correct? How many other 1985 Cars do you see driving around? And if you DO infact see other 1985 Cars still driving around.. can they stand up to todays "traffic light speedstrip? the way a 1985 Vette still can?
    See... Back in the 1980's I was making real nice money.. I could afford a new Corvette. I knew that wouldn't last, so I babied and kept my Corvette, and still have it... actually gave it to my son for his first car when he was 17 (5 years ago). So yeah... I've kept my car for 31 years and it still rips up the road. It may not be the fastest car out there, but its still hella-fun to drive.... and puts a lot of cars to shame out there.
    So when you slam these Vettes remember there's more to a car than just owning it and paying the car note.


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