Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Of the many special edition C4 Corvettes that rolled out over its lengthy 12-year lifespan, the cars from the early '90s seem to resonate the most with today's collectors. With gorgeous Bright Red paint and preposterously low miles, this spectacular 1991 Chevrolet Corvette convertible stands out and today it is guaranteed to generate positive comments when you're at the gas station or stopped at a light.
This stunning roadster sports only 8,792 original miles, which translates to 314 miles per year. That means no rain, no snow, no daily grind in rush-hour traffic, and no parking lot commutes, just easy weekend driving and a pampered existence since Day 1. The spectacular finish sizzles in the sunlight, and the Code 81 Bright Red paint is definitely the right choice for a high-visibility model like this. This one shows practically zero signs of age and use with only very minor blemishes plus a glossy finish that has obviously been lovingly waxed on a regular basis. This is a relatively low-ownership car as well, meaning it hasn't been passed around like a hot potato, and because the mileage is so low, we wouldn't be surprised if it moved between bonafide collectors since new, because the vision was singular: preserve this Corvette. There's no evidence of accident damage either, backed up by a clean vehicle history report, so if you're looking for a solid C4, it would be hard to do better than this. But at this price, it will be hard to resist a sunny afternoon and your favorite stretch of twisting pavement.
This roadster also got a special treatment inside, with matching red leather adjustable sport bucket seats. Showing almost no wear inside, short of the usual signs of use on the seat bolsters, the interior is absolutely beautiful and impressively preserved for a car that's meant to be exposed to the sun almost all the time. Standard on this 'Lil Red Corvette are power windows and locks, cruise control, intermittent wipers, the "Pass-Key" anti-theft system, ABS brakes, heated side mirrors, driver's side airbag and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, just to name the highlights. But this beauty was loaded up with options through the Group #1 Preferred Corvette Equipment package as well, which was available as an upgrade on the Corvette and includes electronic A/C, a Delco-Bose music system, six-way power driver's and passenger's seats, and a digital clock. The wrap-around dash is free of cracks and full of clear, crisp gauges, the middle console is a great comfort, and the like-new door panels and plush red carpets tie everything together quite nicely. Overhead there's a black convertible top that can be stowed in seconds, and we doubt it's ever been up in the elements, this Corvette just hasn't been on the road for long enough.
Power comes from GM's legendary 350 LT1 V8 (5.7L OHV L98), which made 250 horsepower in 1991 on paper, 5 HP more than the coupe. Performance is entertaining, especially with the 4-speed automatic transmission, which drops down a gear from the merest tickle of your big toe. There are few better point-and-shoot weapons on the highway than this car-if you see a space in traffic, punch it and the car roars forward. Some of the most powerful brakes of the era were a Corvette trademark, and by 1991, the suspension was supple yet energetic, delivering one of the best grand tourers of the era. You can see how clean the engine bay is in photos, and there are no questionable modifications, no goofy bolt-ons out of a catalog, and OEM parts and signs of maintenance throughout. The original, unblemished 17-inch alloy "Sawblade" wheels wear 275/40/17 blackwall radials all around, finishing off the stock look.
Most value projections say this C4 Corvette is a screaming bargain, offering a ton of performance and a design that is aging gracefully. Powerful, fast, and with the incredibly low miles, downright beautiful, this is a lot of fun for not a lot of scratch. Call today!
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