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1985 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

1985 Corvette

1985 Corvette Factory Options

1YY07 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 39,729 $24,403.00
AG9 Power Driver Seat 37,856 $215.00
AQ9 Sport Seats, Leather $1,025.00
AR9 Base Seats, Leather $400.00
—– Sport Seats, Cloth 5,661 $625.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 38,294 $170.00
CC3 Removable Transparent Roof Panel 28,143 $595.00
D84 Two-Tone Paint 6,033 $428.00
FG3 Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers 9,333 $189.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio 5,447 $22.00
K34 Cruise Control 38,369 $185.00
MM4 4-Speed Manual Transmission 9,576 $0.00
NN5 California Emissions Requirements 6,583 $99.00
UL5 Radio Delete 172 -$256.00
UM6 AM-FM Stereo Cassette 2,958 $122.00
UN8 AM-FM Stereo, Citizens Band 16 $215.00
UU8 Stereo System, Delco-Bose 35,998 $895.00
V08 Heavy Duty Cooling 17,539 $225.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package 14,802 $470.00
Z6A Pear Window + Side Mirror Defoggers 37,720 $160.00

Base Corvette Roadster (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • The 1985 Corvette saw the return of true fuel injection with the introduction of the Tuned-Port Fuel
  • Injection system that came standard with the more powerful L98 V-8 engine.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 230 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, removable body-color roof panel, and cloth seats were included in the base price.

Power Driver Seat (AG9)

  • Optional, six-way, adjustable driver seat.

Sports Seat, Leather (AQ9)

  • Special sport seats that featured inflatable lumbar support and power-adjusted side bolsters.
  • The sports seat option, (which was available only in cloth in 1984), became available in leather as an interim 1985 option.
  • Leather seats sold in 1985 totaled 30,955 units, which included both the optional base seat in leather as well as the optional sport seat in leather.

Base Seats, Leather (AR9)

  • Leather cover option for the standard, base driver and passenger seats.

Sports Seat, Cloth (—-)

  • Special sport seats that featured inflatable lumbar support and power-adjusted side bolsters.
  • Optional cloth version of the AQ9 option.

Power Door Locks (AU3)

  • Electronic locking system that replaced standard, manual door locks.

Removable Transparent Roof Panel (CC3)

  • Single piece, glass roof panel that gives driver an “open air” feel while driving.
  • All 1985 Corvettes were designed with one-piece, lift-off roof panels and rear hatch windows.
  • For 1985, the removable glass roof panel was manufactured with stronger sun screening.

Two Tone Paint (D84)

  • Optional paint scheme that allowed buyers the option of three, different, two-tone paint combinations.
  • Options included Silver/Grey, Light Blue/Medium Blue, and Light Bronze/Dark Bronze.

Delco-Belstein Shock Absorbers (FG3)

  • Gas shock absorbers with valving revised for improved ride.
  • The FG3 option offered the Z51’s upgraded shocks without buying the full Z51 suspension package.
  • A joint venture between AC-Delco and premium shock manufacturer Bilstein, these stiffer shocks offered a firmer ride and improved handling characteristics.

Performance Axle Ratio (G92)

  • Optional performance axle ratio of 3.07:1.
  • Was only offered when the Corvette was ordered with an automatic transmission.
  • The actual “Performance Axle Ratio” varied from year to year. The G92 Option was available when ordering either the Corvette or the Camaro throughout the 1980’s and early ’90’s.
  • Cruise Control (K34)
  • Automatic electric cruise control with “resume” and “accelerate” options.

4-Speed Manual Transmission (MM4)

  • Optional manual transmission that was offered as a zero dollar upgrade.
  • A “4+3”, 4 speed manual transmission that was originally developed and built by Doug Nash Company.
  • The “4+3” transmission had overdrives in the top three gears for improved fuel economy.
  • In 1985, the 4+3 Manual Transmission came with a new, heavy duty 8.5 inch ring differential.
  • The manual transmission overdrive selector button was moved from the console to the shift knob itself.
    Rear axle gear ratios for manual transmission models was 3.07:1.

California Emission Requirements (NN5)

  • Revised emission/exhaust components to meet California Emission standards

Radio Delete (UL5)

  • Optional removal of any stereo components from the Corvette.

AM-FM Stereo Cassette (UM6)

  • Electronically tuned stereo radio with cassette.

AM-FM Stereo, Citizens Band (UN8)

  • AM/FM stereo system with citizens band radio and hand held transmitter/microphone.

Stereo System, Delco-Bose (UU8)

  • Delco Bose AM/FM stereo radio with cassette.

Heavy Duty Cooling (V08)

  • Optional, three (3) core aluminum radiator.
  • Includes larger diameter transmission cooler.

Performance Handling Package (Z51)

  • Heavy Duty Steering and Suspension Upgrade for Improved Handling.
  • Included heavy-duty front and rear springs, shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and bushings, fast steering ratio, engine oil cooler, extra radiator fan (pusher), P255 / 50VR16 tires and directional alloy wheels (16 x 8.5 (front) and 16 x 9.5 (rear)).
  • Suspension rates were lowered in 1985 as a result of harsh ride criticisms from the previous model year.
  • Springs for the base suspension were softer by 26% in front and 25% in the rear. Springs included in the
  • Z51 option were 16% softer in the front and 25% softer in the rear.
  • To compensate for the spring change, larger diameter stabilizer bars were included with Z51 equipped models.

Rear Window + Side Mirror Defoggers (Z6A)

  • Components were equipped with heating elements (wire) for defogging.
  • The C4 Corvette used vertically run wire through it’s rear window to achieve proper and timely defogging.

1985 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Exterior Colors

13 Silver Metallic 1,752 Alloy Graphite, Medium Gray
18 Medium Grey Metallic 2,519 Alloy Graphite, Medium Gray
20 Light Blue Metallic 1,021 Alloy Medium Blue
23 Medium Blue Metallic 2,041 Alloy Medium Blue
40 White 4,455 Alloy
Carmine, Graphite, Saddle, Medium Blue, Medium Gray, Medium Blue
41 Black 7,603 Alloy
Carmine, Graphite, Saddle, Medium Gray
53 Gold Metallic 1,411 Alloy Saddle
63 Light Bronze Metallic 1,440 Alloy Bronze
66 Dark Bronze Metallic 1,030 Alloy Bronze
81 Bright Red 10,424 Alloy
Carmine, Graphite, Saddle, Medium Gray
13/18 Silver/Gray 2,170 Alloy Graphite, Medium Gray
20/23 Light Blue/Medium Blue 1,470 Alloy Medium Blue
63/66 Light Bronze/Dark Bronze 2,393 Alloy Bronze

Exterior Colors

1985 Corvette Colors

Interior Colors

1985 Corvette Colors Interior

For more 1985 Corvette, see our 1985 Corvette Research Hub and 1985 Corvette Model Guide