1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1996
Mileage 83061
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1996

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Beige


It's not just that this 1996 Chevrolet Corvette comes in an awesome color combo, and has ALL the desirable features, including the LT4 V8, six-speed manual transmission, and the F45 adjustable suspension. It's that this well-respected and loaded survivor offers all this for such an affordable price.

It's the final year for the C4 Corvette, and Chevrolet did a fantastic job of evolving this sleek sports car. The long hood with flat front end made this look like it was out to cheat the wind, and this flush-fitting sleekness followed all the lines of the car, right down to the gas cap. That's why the C4, and especially the convertible, always has embodied what a speedy machine should be. This one does it particularly well. The body panels fit with the kind of flushness that instantly conveys a well-respected modern classic. The paint is believed to be the original application, and it retains the kind of gloss that keeps this a sunshine-ready droptop (plus, there's just something special about the look of a sleek black Corvette!) And while the body has a blackout package, it draws even more attention to the bright buzzsaw-style alloys.

A black car with a black roof is awesome, but the real distinction happens when you lower the top. There is just something timelessly classic about a black and tan color combo that will fill you with pride every time you show this one off. In fact, this one looks extra clean and there are even newer seat covers to make sure it looks good whenever someone gets drawn in for a closer peek. But more than just the way this one looks, you'll love it because a modern classic provides all the features you want. It includes power seats, power windows, power locks, dual airbags, and provisions for R134a air conditioning. Plus, the AM/FM/CD stereo is an upgrade that includes an aux input for your iPod and USB port to charge your phone. But what will really excite you about this C4 is how much this is a driver's machine. The stick shift feels confident in your hands, and the mix of digital and analogue gauges give the feeling of piloting a jet fighter.

When shopping for a final-year C4, collectors go looking for the red cover on the motor. That's the sign of the optional 350 cubic-inch LT4 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 in the sleek lines. With such a desirable upgrade, we are glad to see this original powerplant looking so correct under the hood. It's all correct right down to the red Grand Sport tag that reminds you only the best got the LT4. With a fully independent sports suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, grippy ZR tires, and the full control from the six-speed manual transmission, this is an impressive performance package. But no matter if you're a collector or a driver, you'll love the optional F45 Selective Real Time Dampening suspension package. A forerunner to MagneRide in modern Corvettes, a computer uses current ride data to calculate the damping mode for optimum control. It can then individually adjust special shock absorbers every 10 to 15 milliseconds. This did not find many takers in 1996 because it was one of the most expensive options on the list...but this one has it!

The best features, the best color combo, and the best year all come together in this outstanding C4 Corvette. So at a price like this you know you need to hurry and call today!


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