1990 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 6-Speed

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Title: Clean
  • Mileage: 98,899
  • VIN: 1G1YY3386L5108427
  • Engine: 5.7 liter V8
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Seller: LBI_Limited
  • Reserve?: YES
Bid to: $4000
Total Bids: 6


Aside from the literal best pop-up (backflip?) headlights ever fitted to a production car, this 'Vette offers several rare and desirable equipment combos, including Dark Red Metallic paint over Saddle leather sport seats, a drop top paired with a 6-speed manual, and the much-improved facelift dashboard matched with round taillights. The latter is an especially intriguing mix found only on 1990 model year cars, as for '91 all C4s switched to the squared-off items first seen on the 1990 ZR-1.

The car is described as highly functional, mechanically sorted, and very enjoyable to drive, if a bit scruffy cosmetically speaking. For example, all electricals and accessories are said to be in working order, and though paint shows lifting clear, it’s confined to the bumper caps. Elsewhere, paint shows a deep shine, good clear, and fiberglass bodywork remains in good shape with no spidering. Additionally, all factory trim remains in place, lenses are clear and free of cracks, and the top has no rips, a clear rear window, opens and closes easily, and seals well against the windshield header and windows.

Inside, the car displays a crack-free dash, nice door cards, and good carpets. Leather on optional electrically-adjusted sport seats shows pretty well overall, though as can be seen in photos, the driver's bottom cushion could stand to be repaired in order to present its best. As noted above, this revised interior appeared in combo with classic quad round taillights for the 1990 model year only, making this car an interesting piece of Corvette history. The car is believed to remain totally stock, excluding an aftermarket Kenwood CD deck with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Wheels are unique and attractive factory 17-inchers recently mounted with fresh and highly appropriate BF Goodrich tires. Other recent work included fitment of a new battery and sorting of the headlight deploy/retract system's gearing. A more major service reportedly dates from 2017, and included fitment of new rocker cover and intake manifold gaskets; a year prior the A/C system was serviced, and though it still blows cold, the seller admits it should be colder. Additionally, as can be seen in extensive underside photos in the gallery, the exhaust system shows some splitting and corrosion, though the seller insists it still sounds great with no rattling.

The car is said to be a real pleasure to drive, especially with the top down and the 245-horse L98 bellowing between gearchanges. Steering is reportedly tight and responsive, the clutch smooth and strong, and suspension taught. Though not immune from the squeaks and creeks inherent to the C4 platform, the car is said to be surprisingly quiet inside compared to even most coupes. 

Mileage is shown as just under 99k and is believed to be correct. Sale includes all factory tools, owners manual and books, original window sticker, and a good deal of maintenance documentation as well.


Aftermarket head unit w/ Bluetooth & USB-in


6-speed manual transmission

Factory electric sport seats

Factory tools and books



Excellent fiberglass

Well-preserved top

Crack-free dash

Sorted mechanicals

1990 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 6-Speed


Bid to: $4000