When combined with the extra-long model year, Corvette’s sales reached a total of 51,547 units – which was the second highest total in Corvette history.
Corvette’s production volumes reached a total of 39,729 units in 1985. The coupe accounted for 100% of sales in 1985 because the convertible was not offered in 1985.
In all, 35,109 Corvettes were sold in 1986. While this number was still considered to be very respectable, it was the second year in a row that overall Corvette sales numbers had slipped.
For the 1987 model year, Corvette sales did continue to decline, although overall sales were still respectable with a total sales yield of 30,632 cars total
In total production volumes for the 1988 Corvette was 22,789 units. For its 35th anniversary year, the Corvette was treated to a number of important engine and chassis upgrades.
For the first time in several years, the 1989 model year would actually see an increase in the total sales numbers of the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet sold a total of 26,412 Corvettes in 1989.
Overall, sales of the Chevy Corvette dropped slightly in 1990, with a total sales of 23,646 units. Despite this decrease in sales, it was a huge year thanks to the ZR-1.
Overall, sales of the 1991 Chevy Corvette followed the downward trend started earlier in the model year by the ZR-1. In all, 20,639 units were sold, with coupes outselling convertibles at a ratio of about three-to-one
Falling sales numbers weren’t isolated to the ZR-1 Corvette alone. In all, General Motors sold a mere 20,479 Corvettes during the course of its 1992 model year.
Despite the absence of notable, physical changes to the design of the car, the overall sales numbers actually increased over previous years. A total of 22,058 Corvettes were manufactured.
Despite the limited number of cosmetic and mechanical changes, the sale of 1994 Corvettes actually rose to 23,330 units despite a modest price increase to $36,185.
The last C4 ZR-1 was built in 1995, resulting in a total number of 6,939 units being built during its six year production run. Total sales numbers decreased to 20,742 units
A total of 21,536 Corvettes were manufactured and sold in 1996. As the model year drew to a close, it was good to see a small, but significant, sales increase had occurred.
The C4 generation Corvette cars should have begun selling in 1983, but they didn’t. Development and quality control issues prevented the introduction of the C4 Corvette until March of 1983.