BLUFFTON —1989 was a great year for the Corvette. The performance and handling received attention propelling the Vette further ahead of its competition. Chevrolet equipped the Corvettes with the Performance Handling Package as standard equipment. The visual appeal of the car was enhanced with 17-inch wheels and tire. New for this year was the Selective Ride Control adjustable suspension. This allowed the driver to select between three different operating modes: ‘Touring,’ ‘Sport’ and ‘Performance.’ A 6-speed manual transmission was also made available. The production total for the 1989 model year were as follows: 30,632 total production, which included 20,007 coupes and 10,625 convertibles.
Richard McCoy, of Bluffton, brought his 1989 Chevy Corvette Coupe to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned it for nine years. McCoy purchased it from Bud’s Chevrolet in 2003. This beauty came from North Carolina. McCoy’s best memory is the road trip he took covering 12 states. He started in Ohio to the Grand Canyon on Route 66, and returned by the northern route, through Utah, Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa. He stated that he traveled through all types of weather in his Vette, rain storms, sand storms, snow fall and sun shine. McCoy said it was a wonderful trip.