Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
A familiar face was behind the Grand Sport, one Zora Arkus-Duntov. The Corvette's first ever lead engineer, along with racer Briggs Cunningham, entered three nearly stock Corvettes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Corvettes had been upgraded with 283 "Fuelie" engines, mechanically supplying fuel injection. The Corvette upset the Europeans in the large GT class, placing first and eighth overall. The Corvette shared the podium with Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche. RED colored duct tape was slapped on hoods/fenders so pit crews could easily identify which driver was in which of three 1963 Grand Sport Corvettes, from a distance. As they say the rest is history, and why the stripes are there.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, this car takes the cake for its special Carlisle Blue paint which is one of only 243 Vette Grand Sport Coupes made for this year in this color. A one owner, all original car with its dealer installed hash marks in red, and a body design that was taking on a more European exotic car look than the traditional Corvette. Oh, and a mere 5,669 actual miles.
This low slung wide design with integrated headlights, no chrome, and a Corvette cove with sharklike gills in front, is bathed in special edition Carlisle Blue metallic. A raked back windscreen and wrap- around rear glass greenhouse window which lands just before the tall back all neoprene bumper less rear with 4 inset round taillights, and a quad of centered exhaust tips. 18- and 19-inch wheels are wrapped in good treaded rubber, and tinted glass is all around. Note the headlights and fog lights have clear X-pel protectors installed which protects them up to 100mph.
Charcoal gray leather covers sculpted seats and some molded door panel inserts. Q wide center console races forward and has a spacious glovebox and an industrial looking short shift knob. As we rise upward in the center a digital display keeps track of the climate control, and just above is an AM/FM/Multi CD player that puts out a killer sound. Plenty of other power conveniences are available, most controls reside in the door panels or the steering wheel which includes paddle shifters. Black carpeting with red edge piping covers all flopper surfaces and the rear cargo area under the greenhouse glass.
Under the hood is a showroom condition engine bay and a 6.2 Liter 376ci LS3 V8. This mill rates at 430hp, is fed by EFI and has a 6L80E 6-speed automatic attached. The rear axle weighs in at 2.56.
Pristine with plenty of cast aluminum parts for the suspension and none have any corrosion. 4 wheel power disc brakes, and a clean dual exhaust original to this car are on.
Our test track was no match for this machine as it handles like it's on rails, and has neck snapping acceleration. Bias free panic stopping to bring you back to earth after your launch. All functions were working perfectly.
A low, low mileage Grand Sport Edition of the 2012 Corvette. Pluck it right out of our hallowed halls and put it onto your driveway, but enjoy it often
U-Grand Sport Automatic
D-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
104533-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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