1996 Chevrolet Corvette

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1996
Mileage 47486
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1996

Title Status --
Exterior Color Admiral Blue
Interior Color Black


Classic 'Vettes are all about the numbers. So take note when you can find a well-presented 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. This one-year-only high-performance LT4 motor and six-speed is not only a terrific package, but it's also quite a rare sight (in this case, one of 197 ever made!)

The Grand Sports were the true swan song of the C4. Chevrolet used it to showcase all the reasons why we love the Corvette - power, poise, and true distinction. Combining Admiral Blue with Arctic White stripes and those bright red hash marks on the fenders was a stroke of genius. It's a look that dates back to the early '60s and resonates deep within Corvette lore. Not only the appearance made these instant classics, but also rarity, too. Only 1,000 coupes and convertibles were produced in total, and when you look at option packages, this is one of only 197. That's why this example has been treated with respect, and we have documentation to support that this has averaged only about 1,900 miles annually. And a quarter-century later, the factory paint still has a terrific luster in the sunshine; the doors shut with authority from good panel fit; and the special black Grand Sport alloys still look menacing.

Those dark wheels and dark accents around the car are a nice complementing piece to the full black interior. So this is the perfect machine for those who like to cruise with the targa top out. The leather seats have the right bolstering, and even have Grand Sport boldly embroidered in the headrest. Plus, both you and your passenger can power adjust these buckets to the individual ideal position. And that's only the tip of the premium feature iceberg. This GS is loaded with automatic climate control, power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, power mirrors, electric rear defogger, control cruise, dual airbags, and a powerful AM/FM/cassette/CD stereo system with Bose speakers. And as a true driver's car you'll love how the stick shift feels in your right hand, and the grip of the leather-wrapped steering wheel for your left one. Beyond that, the full gauge panel will remind you of a jet fighter as the mix of digital and analogue readouts dance while you test the limits of this Corvette's performance.

Chevy chose these Grand Sports to introduce the LT4 fuel-injected V8. The 330 hp engine boasted a number of improvements, including high flow fuel injectors, higher compression, and a completely revived valvetrain (including performance cam.) The result was the speedy fun you always knew was hiding within the C4's sleek lines. With such a desirable upgrade, we are glad to what is believed to be the original powerplant looking so sharp and clean. It's all correct right down to the red Grand Sport tag that reminds you only the best coupes got the LT4. The original appearance and good maintenance also means it starts easily, idles smoothly, and runs strong. While this coupe is beginning to sound like a car to park for an investment, it would be a shame not to have some fun on the backroads with the ZF six-speed manual transmission. Plus, the fully independent suspension on the late C4s found the perfect balance of road carving sports car and highway-mile cruiser. It was all part of a package that includes power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and grippy Goodyear Eagle tires.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records. This is the kind of car you know is great to drive today, and it will still be appreciated tomorrow. Don't miss out on this total package modern classic. Call now!


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