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Several refinements that focused on safety and smoother operation were the order for 1994 Corvettes.

  • A passenger-side airbag was added and all Corvettes now offered dual airbags.
  • In addition, other interior changes included new carpeting, new door-trim panels, new seats, a new steering wheel, a redesigned instrument panel and a restyled console.
  • Other new equipment included an optional rear-axle ratio, revised spring rates, a convertible backlight with heated glass and new exterior colors.
  • The ZR-1 also received new non-directional wheels for 1994.
  • The 5.7-liter V-8 powering the standard Corvettes now used sequential fuel injection, which provided a smoother idle, better drivability and lower emissions.
  • That engine was mated to a refined 4L60-E electronic four-speed automatic overdrive transmission that provided a more consistent shift feel.
  • A brake-transmission shift interlock safety feature was also new for 1994.
  • The ZR-1 again used the LTS 5.7-liter V-8.
  • It was fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, which was again a no-cost option for LT1-powered Corvette models.
  • Corvettes came in Arctic White; Admiral Blue; Black; Bright Aqua Metallic; Polo Green Metallic; Competition Yellow; Copper Metallic; Torch Red; Black Rose Metallic; and Dark Red Metallic.
  • Interiors came in Beige; Black; Light Beige; Light Gray; Red; and White.
  • Standard features included a removable body-color roof panel for hatchbacks or a convertible top.
  • All Corvette convertibles except those with Polo Green Metallic finish could be ordered with one of three top colors: Beige, Black, or White cloth.
  • The White convertible top was not avail-able for Polo Green Metallic cars.
  • Leather seats became standard upholstery.


  • The serial number [Vehicle Identification Number -- VIN] was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.
  • The coupe serial numbers ranged from 1G1YY22P*R5100001 to 1G1YY22P*R5122882
  • The convertible serial numbers ranged from 1G1YY32P*R5100001 to 1G1YY32P*R5122882
  • The ZR1 serial numbers ranged from 1G1YZ22J*R5800001 to 1G1YZ22J*R5800448
Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division vehicle
4 & 5 YY Basic Corvette
YZ Corvette ZR-1
6 2 or 3 Body style number
  • 2 = Two door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
  • 3 = Two door convertible style 67
7 1 or 2 1=Manual seat belts
2=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
3=Active manual belts with driver-inflatable restraint system
4=Passive automatic belts
5=Passive automatic belts with driver inflatable restraint system
8 P LT1 5.7-liter Multiport-Fuel-Injection (MFI) Chevrolet or GM of Canada V8
J LT5 - 5.7-liter MFI V-8
9 ? A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10 R The model year where 1994
11 5 Bowling Green, KY
12-17 100001 and up production sequence for coupes and convertibles
800001 and up production sequence for ZR-1s
  • Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block just ahead of the cylinder head on the right-hand side combined with a three-letter engine code suffix
  • Also cast into the top rear of the block is a four-symbol code indicating when the engine was built
    • The first letter of the date code shows the month the block was cast
    • The one or two numbers shows the month
    • The last digit shows the year
  • Engine suffixes:
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Extra features
ZWA LT1 350-cid 300-hp V-8 10.5:1 automatic multi-port injection  
ZWB LT1 350-cid 300-hp V-8 10.5:1 manual multi-port injection  
ZWC LT5 350-cid 405-hp V-8 11.0:1 manual multi-port injection  
  • The 1994 Corvette exterior colors were:
    • 10 = Arctic White
    • 28 = Admiral Blue
    • 41 = Black
    • 43 = Bright Aqua Metallic
    • 45 = Polo Green Metallic
    • 53 = Competition Yellow
    • 66 = Copper Metallic
    • 70 = Torch Red
    • 73 = Black Rose Metallic
    • 75 = Dark Red Metallic
  • Upholstery Codes
Color Leather Upholstery
Black 193
Light Gray 143
Light Blue 643
Red 703


Model Model No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Coupe 1YY Y07
2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$36,185 3317 17,984
Convertible 1YY Y67
2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$42,960 3358 5,320
ZR-1 1YZ Z07
2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$67,443 3503 448


Feature Standard Engine (RPO LT1) ZR-1 Engine (RPO LT5)
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve with 4 valves per cylinder and 4 overhead camshafts
Block Cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head Cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters) 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00" x 3.48" 4.00" x 3.48"
Compression ratio 10.5:1 11.0:1
Brake horsepower 300 @ 5000 405 @ 5800 rpm
Torque 340 lb-ft @ 3600 385 lb-ft @ 5200
Main bearing five five
Valve lifters hydraulic hydraulic
Fuel supply Multi-port injection (MPI) system Multi-port injection (MPI) system


  • Four Speed Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (TMH 700-R4) with floor-mounted gear shifter
  • Six-speed Manual with overdrive and floor-mounted gear shifter


Feature Coupe Convertible ZR-1
Wheelbase 96.2 inches (2.443 m) 96.2 inches (2.443 m) 96.2 inches (2.443 m)
Overall length 178.5 inches (4.534 m) 178.5 inches (4.534 m) 178.5 inches (4.534 m)
Overall width 70.7 inches (1.778 m) 70.7 inches (1.778 m) 73.1 inches (1.857 m)
Overall height 46.3 inches (1.176 m)   46.3 inches (1.176 m)
Front tread 57.7 inches (1.466 m) 57.7 inches (1.466 m) 57.7 inches (1.466 m)
Rear tread 59.1 inches (1.501 m) 59.1 inches (1.501 m) 60.6 inches (1.539 m)
Front Tires P255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT
Rear Tires P255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P315/35ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT
Steeringrack and pinion (power assisted)
Front suspensionSingle fiberglass composite monoleaf transverse spring with unequal-length aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionFully independent five-link system with transverse fiberglass single-leaf springs, aluminum upper/lower trailing links and strut-rod tie-rod assembly
BrakesAntilock four-wheel power disc
Body constructionFiberglass; separate ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank20 US Gal (16.7 Imp Gal) (76 liters)


RPO AC1 Power passenger seat $305
RPO AC3 Power driver seat $305
RPO AQ9 Sports seats $625
RPO CC2 Auxiliary hard-top for convertible $1,995
RPO C2L Dual removable roof panels for coupe $950
RPO 245 Removable roof panels with blue tint for coupe $650
RPO 64S Removable roof panels with bronze tint for coupe $650
RPO FX3 Electronic Selective Ride & Handling system $1,695
RPO G92 Performance axle ratio 3.07:1 $50
RPO MN6 Six-speed manual transmission no-cost option
RPO NG1 New York emission requirements $100
RPO UJ6 Low tire pressure warning indicator $325
RPO UlF Delco-Bose stereo system with compact disc changer $396
RPO WYS Extended-mobility tires $70
RPO YFS California emissions requirements $100
RPO Z07 Adjustable suspension package for hatchback coupe $2,045
RPO ZR1 Special performance package for hatchback coupe $31,258


1994 Corvette Notes

  • Calendar-year sales totaled 21,839 Corvettes.
  • Model-year production totaled 23,330.


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