Blue · 350 LT1 V8 · 59,966 miles
Classic Vettes are all about the numbers. So take note when you can find a highly original and well documented 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. This one-year-only high-performance LT4 motor and six-speed is not only a terrific package, but its also quite a rare sight (one of 197 in this case.) 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. Its 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. Thats why this example has been treated with respect since day one. It has averaged less than 2,800 miles annually, and you can tell this one-owner coupe had a prime spot in the garage. 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 the 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 perfect position. And thats only the tip of the premium feature iceberg. This GS is loaded with automatic climate control, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, power mirrors, electric rear defogger, control cruise, dual airbags, and a powerful Bose AM/FM/cassette/CD stereo system. And as a true drivers car youll 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 Corvettes 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 C4s sleek lines. With such a desirable upgrade, we are glad to see this numbers-matching powerplant looking so factory-fresh under the hood. Its all correct right down to the factory decals and 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 disc brakes, and now also features Nitto Extreme ZR tires. The sale comes with all the right paperwork, including original window sticker, full maintenance records, and the full owners packet (manual, flashlight, tools, VHS tape, etc.) So when something so special has been treated correctly and documented completely, you know its the perfect car to drive today and will still be appreciated tomorrow. Dont miss out on this total package modern classic. Call today!!!