what corvette came with a rollcage
i just recently bought a 1984 corvette with a rollcage and was wondering if that was factory installed. It is yellow but it looks like it was painted over from it being red it also has an emblem saying that it is a ZX-1.
It could've been a limited production run that also included some performance upgrades. Back in the day, Chevrolet and Ford were notorious for producing a limited number of cars that had a handful of great options.
According to the Corvette Black Book. There was never a roll cage installed by the factory. This has to be an aftermarket install, or maybe someone built it for the track.
Hi vette819, I don't believe this was installed from the factory. Unless your vehicle is a special model or has an insignia I would assume it was put on aftermarket. Hope this helps!
Roll cages are required by race and competition sanctioning bodies (Trans AM, IHRA, NHRA, SCCA, MCSRA, IROC and NASCAR) with each have their own specifications for roll cages. I checked the "GM Power Book" and I am confident GM did not install roll cages, not even in the COPO "race only" Corvettes. These were very limited production race-vehicles like the Daytona coupes, L-88, ZL-1 and ZR-1 cars of the mid-sixties to early seventies. GM central purchasing office would install the "race only engine" from the factory but the racers had to install the roll cage themselves in preparation for racing. The previous owner must have installed it.
They are most often installed by the more serious "club racers" too. So it could have been a weekend toy for someone and it may even have been installed years or decades after the date of manufacture.
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