All-new from the ground up, the fourth-generation Chevrolet Corvette was originally slated to rollout for 1983, but suffered delays due to parts and quality hiccups.

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When it eventually arrived as a 1984 model, the C4 Corvette boasted an entirely new chassis for improved handling, a sleeker body design and digital gauge cluster inside.

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A convertible also returned to the mix in 1986.

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The logo for the C4 Corvette (1984 to 1996) lost the conventional crossed flags design, but still incorporates the checkered flag and bowtie motifs.

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The C4's interior featured a modern look with a digital gauge cluster and two-spoke steering wheel.

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Thanks to changing emissions standards, engine output during the early years of the C4's run weren't stellar. Base output from its 5.7-liter V8 began at less-than-spectacular 205 horsepower. By 1990, output increased to 245.

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In 1992, entry-level cars got a shot in the arm with the introduction of the second-generation small block V8 producing a respectable 300 ponies.

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Available from 1990 to 1995, the Corvette ZR-1 was developed with the help of Lotus and powered by a 375-horsepower V8 connected to a six-speed manual transmission.

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Dubbed the "King of the Hill" internally during development, the Corvette ZR-1 also packed a Bilstein suspension and stickier Goodyear tires to further sharpen reflexes.

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To mark the final year of the C4 production, Chevy rolled out 1,000 Grand Sport cars in 1996 with a 330-horsepower engine and a special Admiral Blue with white stripe paint job.

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1987 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.

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1987 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.

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1988 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette. 

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1.

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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The one-millionth Corvette was a 1992 convertible painted white just like the originals from 1953.

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1992 Chevrolet Corvette.

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The one-millionth Corvette is a 1992 C4 convertible.

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1992 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1992 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary.

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The 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Spyder. Fewer than 12 were ever built.

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1994 Chevrolet Corvette.

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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.

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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.

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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.

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1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe.

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