The 1984 Corvette was unveiled to the public in March 1983. Although there had been rumors and silent rumblings of a new Corvette for several years prior to its unveiling, the arrival of the C4 Corvette was met with overwhelming enthusiasm from both the press and the public. Although the car was a departure from its predecessor in both styling and form, it was still unmistakably a Corvette – although it was definitely a more technologically advanced Corvette than any that had come before it.
Despite the lukewarm reviews that began to circulate about the first model year of the C4, the excitement of being able to purchase an all-new Corvette for the first time in 15 years made the 1984 Corvette a quick sellout. In fact, when combined with the extra-long model year, Corvette’s sales reached a total of 51,547 units – which is the second highest total in Corvette history.