This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1986 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1986 Corvette research center.
1986 Corvette Factory Options
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Base Corvette Convertible
Power Driver Seat
Sport Seats, leather
Base Seats, leather
Power Door Locks
Radiator Boost Fan
Custom Feature Package
Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe)
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe)
Electronic Air Conditioning Control
Two-Tone Paint (coupe)
Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers
Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1
Engine Oil Cooler
4-Speed Manual Transmission
California Emission Requirements
AM-FM Stereo Cassette
Stereo System, Delco-Bose
Heavy Duty Radiator
Performance Handling Package (coupe)
Rear Window + Side Mirror Defog (coupe)
Malcolm Konner Special Edition (coupe)
Base Corvette Sports Coupe (1YY07)
The base price of a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
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.
Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)
The base price of the 1986 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
A 350 cubic inch, 230 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, collapsable soft top, and cloth seats were included in the base price.
The 1986 Corvette was the first model to include the convertible option since 1975.
All 1986 Convertibles sold were designated as pace car replicas regardless of color or option content, and all included decal packages for dealer or customer installation.
The 1986 Corvette was the pace car for the 1986 Indianapolis 500.
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
Base Seats, Leather (AR9)
Leather cover option for the standard, base driver and passenger seats.
Power Door Locks (AU3)
Electronic locking system that replaced standard, manual door locks.
Radiator Boost Fan (B4P)
An oscillating fan placed in front of the radiator that is used to push air through the radiator.
Custom Feature Package (B4Z)
Included rear window defogger, outside remote heated mirrors, and inside rearview mirror with map light.
Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) (C2L)
Included both a tinted, transparent glass top and a painted top.
Removable Roof Panels, blue tint (coupe) (24S)
Blue tinted removable glass top.
Removable Roof Panels, bronze tint (coupe) (64S)
Bronze tinted removable glass top.
Electronic Air Conditioning Control (C68)
Air conditioning system electronic control unit.
Arrived late in the model year as an option for the 1986 Corvette.
Two Tone Paint (coupe) (D84)
Optional two-tone paint scheme (available on coupes only.)
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.
Engine Oil Cooler (KC4)
Internal cooler used to cool internal components of the automobile’s internal combustion engine.
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 1986, 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.
Stereo System, Delco-Bose (UU8)
Delco Bose AM/FM stereo radio with cassette.
Heavy-Duty Radiator (V01)
Optional, three (3) core aluminum radiator.
Includes larger diameter transmission cooler.
Performance Handling Package (coupe) (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 (coupe) (Z6A)
Components 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.
Malcolm Konner Special Edition (coupe) (4001ZA)
Custom Corvette honoring Malcolm Konner.
Malcolm Konner founded the New Jersey Chevrolet dealership.and this special edition Corvette was built to commemorate his commitment to the sales of Chevrolet automobiles.
This is the only time that General Motors has ever offered a commemorative edition Corvette paying tribute to one of it’s dealers.
Each Corvette had special two-tone paint schemes – Silver Beige over Black, coded “spec.”
All Malcolm Konner Corvettes were coupes – twenty included manual transmissions, thirty included automatic.
All had graphite leather interiors.
The first Calloway Corvette was built from a Malcolm Konner Special Edition Corvette.
Konner Corvettes were not built in sequence and serial numbers ranged from 1G1YY0781G5108043 to 1G1YY0782G5108343.