The 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette Coupe
The 1988 35th Anniversary Corvette Coupe

1988 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1988 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1988 Corvette research center.

1988 Corvette Factory Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
1YY07
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
15,382
$29,489.00
1YY67
Base Corvette Convertible
7,407
$34,820.00
AC1
Power Passenger Seat
18,779
$240.00
AC3
Power Driver Seat
22,084
$240.00
AQ9
Sport Seats, leather
12,724
$1,025.00
AR9
Base Seats, leather
9,043
$400.00
B2K
Callaway Twin Turbo (not GM installed)
125
$25,895.00
B4P
Radiator Boost Fan
19,035
$75.00
C2L
Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe)
5,091
$915.00
24S
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)
8,332
$615.00
64S
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe)
3,337
$615.00
C68
Electronic Air Conditioning Control
19,732
$150.00
DL8
Twin Remote Heated Mirrors (convertible)
6,582
$35.00
D74
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror
14,249
$58.00
FG3
Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers
18,437
$189.00
G92
Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1
4,497
$22.00
KC4
Engine Oil Cooler
18,877
$110.00
MM4
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4,282
$0.00
NN5
California Emission Requirements
3,882
$99.00
UL5
Radio Delete
179
-$297.00
UU8
Stereo System, Delco-Bose
20,304
$773.00
V01
Heavy-Duty Radiator
19,271
$40.00
Z01
35th Special Edition Package (coupe)
2,050
$4,795.00
Z51
Performance Handling Package (coupe)
1,309
$1,295.00
Z52
Sport Handling Package
16,017
$970.00
Z6A
Rear Window+Side Mirror Defog (coupe)
14,648
$165.00

Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 240/245 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, removable body-color roof panel, and cloth seats were included in the base price.
  • Refinements for 1988 included carpeted door sills, solution-dyed carpet, improved “flow through” ventilation for coupes, and a lower, rearward relocation of the parking brake handle.
  • Engine power remained at 240hp for 1988 models except for coupes with 3.07:1 axle ratios which had 245hp. The 5hp increase came from less restrictive mufflers which were deemed too loud for convertibles and 2.59:1 axle coupes.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)

  • The base price of the 1988 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 240/245 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, collapsable soft top, and cloth seats were included in the base price.
  • Refinements for 1988 included carpeted door sills, solution-dyed carpet, and a lower, rearward relocation of the parking brake handle.

Power Passenger Seat (AC1)

  • Optional, six-way, adjustable passenger seat.

Power Driver Seat (AC3)

  • 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.

Callaway Twin Turbo (not GM installed) (B2K)

  • Addition of Callaway Twin Turbos to the existing L98 engine.
  • This option generated a specific equipment build with standard engines at the Corvette assembly plant. The cars were then drop-shipped to Callaway’s Connecticut shop for installation of Callaway-modified twin-turbo engines.
  • This is not a factory installed option. The Callaway Corvette could be ordered through participating Chevrolet dealers. Fully assembled Corvettes were then shipped from the Bowling Green Corvette plant to Callaway Engineering in Old Lyme,
  • Connecticut, where it received engine (and other) modifications.
  • The 1988 Callaway Corvette had performance ratings of 382 horsepower and 562 lb.-ft torque.
  • Automatic transmissions (reworked truck Turbo Hydramatic 400s) were available for $6500.00
  • Either Z51 or Z52 suspensions could be specified. Later production with Z52 had Z51’s larger front brakes, less restrictive mufflers, longer air dams, and steering coolers because option B2K triggered these through Special Equipment Option Z5G.
  • Full Chevrolet warranty applied except for powertrain which was covered by Callaway for twelve months or 12,000 miles.

Radiator Boost Fan (B4P)

  • An oscillating fan placed in front of the radiator that is used to push air through the radiator

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.

Twin Remote Heated Mirrors (convertible) (DL8)

  • Driver and passenger side heated rear view mirrors.
  • This option was only available for Corvette convertibles.
  • The heated mirrors were included with the heated rear window in the Z6A defogger option for coupes.

Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror (D74)

  • The driver side sun visor included a lighted vanity mirror.

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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

35th Special Edition Package (coupe) (Z01)

  • A thirty fifth anniversary special edition package for the 1988 Corvette.
  • It featured a two-tone exterior of white with black roof bow, white leather seats and steering wheel, special interior and exterior accents, a console-mounted anniversary plaque, special emblems and other distinguishing features.
  • Sales totaled 2,050 units.
  • This option included the following options: AC3, AQ9, 24S, C68, D74, Z52 and Z6A. Not available with convertible.

Performance Handling Package (coupe) (Z51)

  • Heavy Duty Steering and Suspension Upgrade for improved handling.
  • This option had newly styled 17 x 9.5-inch wheels with twelve cooling slots, and P275 / 40ZR17 tires.
  • This option had higher spring rates and finned power steering cooler as before, but in 1988 it also received larger front brake rotors and calipers.
  • It was limited to manual transmission coupes.
  • This option included the following options: B4P, FG3, KC4, V01, heavy duty suspension, 17×9.5 wheels, and fast steering ratio.

Sport Handling Package (Z52)

  • Combination of the Z51 Handling Package with the softer suspension of base models.
  • This option had newly styled 17 x 9.5-inch wheels with twelve cooling slots, and P275 / 40ZR17 tires.
  • This option included the radiator boost fan, Bilstein shock absorbers, engine oil cooler, heavy-duty radiator, 17×9.5-inch wheels with twelve cooling slots, faster 13:1 steering ratio, larger front stabilizer bar, and the convertible-inspired structural improvements for coupes.
  • This option was available for both convertibles and coupes, equipped with either the automatic or manual transmission.
  • This option included the following options: B4P, FG3, and KC4, 17 x 9.5 wheels and fast steering.

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

1988 Corvette

See Also

C3 1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Gen C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

1988 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Color Options

CODE EXTERIOR TOTAL SOFT TOP INTERIOR COLOR
 13 Silver Metallic  385 Black, White
Black, Grey, Red, Saddle
20
Medium Blue Metallic
 1,148 Black, White Blue, Black
28
Dark Blue Metallic
 1,675 Black, Saddle, White
Black, Saddle
35 Yellow  578 Black, White Black, Saddle
40 White  3,620 Black, Saddle, White Black, Grey, Red, Saddle
 41 Black  3,420 Black, Saddle, White Black, Grey, Red, Saddle
 47
Dark Red Metallic
 2,878 Black, Saddle, White Black, Saddle
 81
Bright Red
 5,340 Black, Saddle, White Black, Grey, Red, Saddle
 90
Gray Metallic
644 Black, White Black, Grey
96
Charcoal Metallic
1,046
Black, Saddle, White
Grey, Saddle
40/41
White/Black
2,050 NONE White

Exterior Colors

1988 Corvette Colors

Interior Colors

1988 Corvette Colors Interior

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