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i am in the process of buying a 1986 corvette and i had a few questions regarding the purchase.

1- is there anything i need to be aware of while i am shopping? i.e. constant issues you guys face?

2- what is the difference between an lt1 a z51 and the l98? i know that l98 means its a tpi engine but what is the z51 or the lt1? and i was told to stay away from crossflow injection but to my understanding this year did not offer that. correct?

3- and for my own curiosity did this year ever come with an optional white interior?


thanks in advance.... bernard
 

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i am in the process of buying a 1986 corvette and i had a few questions regarding the purchase.

1- is there anything i need to be aware of while i am shopping? i.e. constant issues you guys face?

2- what is the difference between an lt1 a z51 and the l98? i know that l98 means its a tpi engine but what is the z51 or the lt1? and i was told to stay away from crossflow injection but to my understanding this year did not offer that. correct?

3- and for my own curiosity did this year ever come with an optional white interior?


thanks in advance.... bernard


Hi Bernard Welcome to Smokinvette. The 1986 vette did not have a white interior option that i know of. The Z51 option is a stiffer suspension and dual radiator cooling fans. Look for leaking fuel injectors and look for auto trans,the 4-speed trans has issues. The LT1 option started in 1992 and it designated the type of motor.
 
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