Say what you want about C4 Corvettes, but even today they still represent awesome performance bang for the buck. Cars like this gorgeous 1991 coupe still deliver righteous performance and look great doing it, and if you want one of the best, this one shows just 4969 original miles (not a misprint). Great colors, low miles, no mods-yeah, this is the one to own.
So many of these cars were plain old red, but only 1311 were given this incredible shade of Dark Red Metallic. Even if the names a dud, the paint is drop-dead amazing in person, with a gold base that seems to shimmer when the sun hits it just right. It really emphasizes the Corvettes shape, with the 1991 redesign, the nose got leaner and cleaner, the rear end started to resemble big brother ZR1, and it became the definitive American sports car. With such low mileage, this one is every bit as nice as youd expect, with paint that has been rubbed and buffed and waxed on a regular basis, but never repainted or repaired and panels that fit exactly the way the factory put them together. Even the rear bumper shows zero cracks from flexing and the nose is unscuffed by parking lot curbs. Someone obviously loved this car from the moment they special-ordered it, and it presents today as a spectacular specimen of an iconic shape.
Inside, the Saddle leather interior is an upscale choice with the Dark Red Metallic paint, giving it a sophisticated look that fits quite well with the Corvettes performance/luxury mission. The articulated sport seats show minimal wear and no damage, either from use or from UV rays, and the carpets and door panels are equally well preserved. As GMs flagship, the Corvette was packed with technology, including the combination analog/digital dashboard, automatic climate control, power everything, and a trip computer. The lift-off roof panel gives it an open-air feeling that dates back to the T-tops of the 70s, and beneath the rear hatch theres actually decent storage. Everything works, of course, and with such care you shouldnt be surprised that it even smells new inside.
Horsepower is compliments of Chevys indestructible L98. With 350 cubic inches and 245 horsepower, it was a torque factory that could smite pesky Mustangs without even dropping into second gear. Its also one of the most modification-friendly engines ever built, so its always remarkable to see one thats 100% original like this one, without even so much as an air filter upgrade. The only notable change is a swap to R134a refrigerant, which is always smart, but otherwise this one runs like you just rolled it off the truck. The chassis is spotless, the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is quicker than you are with a downshift, and the suspension was refined enough to be comfortable for cross-country trips and still competent on the track. And, of course, the Corvettes hallmark was always spectacular brakes, so the binders on this one will still detach your retinas. Chrome Z06 wheels add a lot of flash and wear fat 275/40/17 BFGoodrich radials.
Gorgeous and fast, this is the kind of Corvette that will always find a home with collectors. Call today!