Early production and quality control problems delayed the introduction of the
new C4 generation of Corvettes. In 1983, although 44 cars had been assembled,
none were actually sold. Instead, they were used by design, and production
engineers to sort out the various problems that were being encountered. Some
were used for evaluation studies, while others were used for crash testing.
The only remaining example, number 23 pictured above, is on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky, and remains the property of General Motors.