Monday, April 15, 2019

Tommy Morrison Special: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4

Unless you are a serious Corvette enthusiast you've probably never heard of Tommy Morrison, but he wasn't the lead singer of the Smiths or a professional boxer. However, he prepared and modified Corvettes for racing purposes back in the 80s and was credited with more SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) showroom stock victories than any other builder and he was (probably) the reason SCCA  banned the Corvette from stock classes in 1988.  Regardless, if you want to put some money into a car that could be the equivalent of a future "Shelby" or "Saleen" or "Ruf" -- this could be a good bet.  Or maybe you just like something to go with your gold chain?  Find this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 offered for $5500 in Washington Township, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!


 From the seller:

1984 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 
VIN: 1G1AY0786E5107534 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 109780 
paint color: custom 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 
1984 Corvette , 5.7 L (350 cu in) L83 V8, 10978O miles, Automatic ,Good Condition. RWD, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM, Fog Lights, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Trip Computer, C5 wheels, 17" front & 18" rear, Light Beige (Gold) with tan/black interior, Good Condition. 




This Corvette may be one of a kind, or at least is very rare. it has a Tommy Morrison Body Kit ( ground effects package). This body kit was manufactured by Morrison Automotive, his shop that built his race cars back in the 80s/90s to provide aerodynamic stability in his race car. It consists of fiberglass panels completely around the car from the black center line down and a rear spoiler. I have done extensive research on the internet and have not found another car with this kit. I did find a picture of his race car on Corvette forum. One of his race cars is on display in the Smithsonian. 



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6 comments:

  1. That looks like a super deal. We are going to see this same car listed on EBay by the new owner in a few weeks for 3X the asking price!

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  2. I just want to point out that NJ is a weird way to spell OH.

    Also, the period 4+3 manuals in these weren't great, and I'd prefer an auto. I never prefer the auto, so that's saying something.

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  3. ...and to think I loved the 80's.........

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  4. '84 was the first (and last) year for the 'Cross-fire Injection', and as a mechanic friend said to me years ago, it was dubbed 'Mis-fire Injection' due to the issues they had with it and why GM changed to the tuned port/TPI set-up with the very familiar upper intake plenum on the C4 models. Interesting though. Never seen one of these before.

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  5. If you are going to do this thing....Do it all the way
    [image src="http://www.gbsalpine.com/wheel/image/gotti/wheel/55ac_b.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  6. Whoa, pump the brakes there! This is just a Vette with a body kit. Saying, "if you want to put some money into a car that could be the equivalent of a future "Shelby" or "Saleen" or "Ruf" -- this could be a good bet" is ridiculous. There are no performance modifications to this car that would justify that comparison. This is simply a very nice example of one of the least desirable Corvettes. It's a fair price where you're not really paying any extra for the body kit, but just don't bank on this being a future collectible.

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