C4 Corvette May Involve Girlfriends Flashing Truckers

We already got more than 500 responses from you to the question of daily driving a cheap C4 Corvette, and here's some first-hand experience on what's it like to live with one of these beasts.

For starters, let's go back in time a bit to see what it was like to hoon a C4 in period, driving it to school and back in 1994. The microphone goes to Justin, who still has the keys:

I owned an '87 C4 Corvette as my daily driver while a Junior in High School in Michigan in 1994. It was a black 4+3 that I bought with 20k miles. I loved that car to death and went through tires like you wouldn't believe.

I was 17 and was one of the first in my class to get a car. I used to slide it sideways through McDonalds and do burnouts in the drive thru. I went way faster than I should have down some of central Michigan's back roads and to this day I still wonder how I didn't put it into a tree and 100+.

I fit 7 people in that car one night, 4 girls in the hatch in the back and a friend with his girlfriend on his lap in the front. Our journey only lasted 5 miles as I blew a tire from the added weight.

The car had some intricacies that only a mid-80's Corvette could have. Like the windshield wipers would pop off and slap the windshield at anything over 70 mph. I loved to drive with the roof off but that meant I had to have the windows all the way down as well cause the car would buffet with them up and it you just slightly cracked them then the windows themselves would buffet.

The roof was quick to put on as long as you were parked on a flat surface but if the car was even tweaked just a little...as I learned after 2 hours of bitching, swearing, and throwing the wrench...the top will not fit.

I drove the car to Sandusky Ohio with my girlfriend at the time who loved standing up out of the roof and flashing the truckers on the highway. On the same trip, we had a can of paint fall off the back of a truck and splash the entire hood of the car. We made it to a car wash in a little town off the highway to wash it off before it dried.

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Source: Mate Petrany - Jalopnik

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