CLICK HERE To Shop For 1993 C4 Corvette Parts And Accessories
The 1993 model year brought few changes to the 1993 C4 Corvette, though GM did use it to introduce its first passive keyless entry system and made some other changes.
Five years had passed since the C4 Corvette's 35th anniversary model, and General Motors decided it was time for another birthday celebration. This anniversary edition, the third so far, spanned the whole lineup of C4s, unlike the previous anniversary celebration, and was priced much lower, at $1,445. Thus it drew triple the sales of the previous anniversary: of the 6,749 anniversary C4 Vettes built, 4,333 were coupes, 2,171 were convertibles and 245 were ZR-1s. Across the line in 1993, Chevrolet produced 21,590 C4 Corvettes, including 15,898 coupes and 5,592 convertibles. The base sticker price for a coupe in 1993 was $34,595.
Red was the featured color for this birthday bash. All anniversary-edition 1993 C4 Corvettes bore a unique ruby red metallic finish and sported ruby red leather seats. Embroidery on the seats' headrests commemorated the milestone, as did badges with a similar logo on the fenders. Chrome emblems adorned the hood and gas cap door, while the wheels had special centers. CorvetteMods.com stocks 40th anniversary parts and accessories, including the C4 40th anniversary ruby red Corvette car cover.
Although all leather seats carried the 40th anniversary logo on their headrests, only metallic red 1993 C4s were authentic 40th anniversary editions. Wheels were improved for all C4s in 1993, and the front wheel width was reduced by 1 inch.
The first passive key entry system offered by GM debuted in its 1993 C4 Corvette and meant that drivers could lock or unlock the doors by simply walking away or toward the car, thanks to a transmitter in the key fob.