The 1985 Corvette: Better Than Lotus Esprit Turbo, Ferrari 308GTS, Porsche 928S, Porsche 944!

We may laugh at the early C4 Corvette these days, since most of the ones you see now are beat-to-hell heaps adorned with custom gear purchased from Manny, Moe, and Jack. Back in the mid-80s, however, it was quite the bang-for-buck deal, selling for $25K- half the cost of the Porsche 928S- and outhandling some of Europe's hottest machinery. OK, fine, the build quality wasn't so great and the engine only made 230 horsepower and the styling screamed "small-time coke dealer," but it would eat up a Ferrari on the race track!

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@Rock517 is... Kyle Thrustmaxer.: My Dad had a 1985 white with Graphite cloth when I was little. After I was born (1985) the first place my parents took me out to was a car show just down the street. I sat on my moms lap with a stroller in the back.

So besides the car they drove home from the hospital in, the Vette was the first car I was ever in.

That same car was also the first car I ever drove. My Dad let me cruise around a drag strip parking lot when I was only 10.