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!
@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.