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1986 Corvette Production and Performance

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Model Year Highlights
  • The major highlight of the 1986 model year was the re-introduction of the convertible.
  • There were only 4 Copper Metallic colored Corvettes built and all were coupes.
  • ABS became standard on all corvettes.
  • Aluminum cylinder heads were delayed half way through the model year due to cracking around the head attachment bosses which caused a redesign.  As a result, all 1986 convertibles and late production coupes received the aluminum cylinder heads.  The last 8,594 are believed to have received these heads.  The aluminum cylinder heads resulted in an increase in horsepower to 235 hp; up 5hp from the previous model year.
  • The new Vehicle Anti Theft System (VATS) debuted as did the Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) above the rear hatch glass.
  • 1986 wheel design changed slightly from the 1984-1985 model years. the wheel center section retained a natural finish vs. the black finish in 1984 and 1985.

Available Options
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
1YY07 Base Coupe $27,027 27,794   FG3 Delco Bilstein Shock Absorbers $189 5,521
1YY67 Base Convertible $32,032 7,315   G92 Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1 $22 4,879
AG9 Power Driver Seat $225 33,983   KC4 Engine Oil Cooler $110 7,394
AQ9 Leather Sport Seats $1,025 13,372   K34 Cruise Control $185 34,197
AR9 Base Leather Seats $400 NA   MM4 4-spd, Manual Trans. $0.00 6,835
AU3 Power Door Locks $175 34,215   NN5 California Emission Requirements $99 5,697
B4P Radiator Boost Fan $75 8,216   UL5 Radio Delete $-256 166
B4Z Custom Feature Package $195 4,832   UM6 AM-FM Stereo Cassette $122 2,039
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels $895 6,242   UU8 Delco Bose Stereo System $895 32,478
24S Removable Roof Panel, blue tint $595 12,021   V01 Heavy Duty Radiator $40 10,423
64S Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint $595 7,819   Z51 Performance Handling Pkg. (coupe) $470 12,821
C68 Electronic Air Conditioning $150 16,646   Z6A Rear Window/Side Mirror Defoggers (coupe) $165 21,837
D84 Two-Tone Paint (coupe) $428 3,897   4001ZA Malcolm Konner Special Edition Paint (coupe) $500 50

Other Production Options
RPO Description   RPO Description
AX4 European Belt System   T89 Tail/Stop Lamp Assembly, European
A26 Glass - European Glazing   UD2 Alarm/Vhile Speed (105 KH)
A51 Bucket Seats   UD6 Alarm - Exhaust Temperature
C49 Electric Rear Defogger   UK1 Japanese Radio Frequency
DD9 Electric Outside Rear View Mirrors   UL2 European Radio Frequency
K05 Engine Block Heater   UM6 Electric Tuned AM-FM Stereo w/ Cassette
L98 Engine, 5.7L V8, TPI   U03 Horn Noise Regulator
MX0 Auto. Transmission w/ Overdrive   U18 Export Speedometer
NN5 California Emission Override   VD1 European Modifications
QZD P255/50VR16, Steel Belt Radial Tires   VE1 Japanese Modifications
T72 Left Rule of Road Headlamps   V08 Heavy Duty Cooling
T84 Left Rule of Road Headlamps   V70 Front Tow Hook - Export
Production:  Coupes: 27,794  Convertibles:  7,315  Total:  35,109

Exterior/Interior Color Options
RPO Exterior Interior Soft Top Production
13 Silver Metallic GR-MG BK-W 1,209
18 Medium Gray Metallic GR-MG-R BK-W 1,603
20 Medium Blue Metallic B-GR BK-W 128
35 Yellow GR BK-W 1,464
40 White B-BR-GR-MG-R-S B-S-W 4,176
41 Black GR-MG-R-S BK-S-W 5,464
53 Gold Metallic GR-S BK-S 777
59 Silver Beige Metallic BR-GR BK 1,383
66 Copper Metallic BR BK-S 4
69 Medium Brown Metallic BR-S S 488
74 Dark Red Metallic GR-S BK-S-W 5,002
81 Bright Red GR-R-S BK-S-W 9,466
13/18 Silver/Gray GR-MG-R NA 1,049
18/41 Gray/Black GR-MG NA 1,138
40/13 White/Silver GR-MG NA 693
56/69 Silver Beige/Medium Brown BR NA 1,014
Abbreviations:  B=Blue, BK=Black, BR=Bronze, C=Cloth, GR=Graphite, L=Leather, MG=Medium Gray, R=Red, S=Saddle, W=White
Exterior Color Chart
Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production
12C GR/C NA
15C MG/C NA
21C B/C NA
62C S/C NA
65C BR/C NA
122 GR/L NA
152 MG/L NA
212 B/L NA
622 S/L NA
652 BR/L NA
732 R/L NA
Convertible Top Color Codes
RPO Color Production
NA BK 3,685
NA S 948
NA W 2,682

Note:  Some exterior colors had more than one RPO.  There were three exterior color combinations that combined one color on the top half of the car and one color on the bottom half of the car.  This is seen in the last three exterior color code combinations as listed above.

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. R&T
Pub. Date   Feb. 1986
Transmission   4-speed manual
0-30 mph (sec) NA 2.1
0-40 mph NA NA
0-50 mph NA 4.4
0-60 mph NA 5.8
0-70 mph NA 7.7
0-80 mph NA 9.5
0-90 mph NA NA
0-100 mph NA 16.2
0-110 mph NA NA
0-120 mph NA NA
0-130 mph NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 14.4 / 96.0
Top Speed NA NA
Braking (ft.) NA 133 (60 - 0 mph)
243 (80 - 0 mph)
Lateral Accel. NA 0.91 g
Legend:  R&T:  Road and Track Magazine

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