<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042

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Lot 131
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

Sold for US$ 29,120 inc. premium
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042

350ci OHV LT4 V8 Engine
Port Fuel Injection
330bhp at 5,800rpm
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Selective Real Time Dampening
4-Wheel ABS-Assisted Disc Brakes

*From a Deceased Estate
*One of only 810 Grand Sport Coupes built
*Only 2,100 miles from new
*The Corvette C4's swan song
*Rare, Red and Black leather interior


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Introduced in 1984—after a one-year model hiatus—the C4 Corvette modernized Chevrolet's halo model and brought it out of the emission-choked doldrums. Entering the digital era with a host of new electronic features—including a digital dashboard—the C4 would carry Chevy through the 1980s and early '90s. The 1 millionth Corvette built was a C4 and the introduction of the ZR-1 brought the Corvette back to the top of the performance roost, a place it had not really set since the late 1960s.

For its final year of production in 1996, Chevrolet introduced a special model to help the C4 go out with a bang prior to the introduction of the new-for-1997 C5. Named Grand Sport in honor of the five lightweight Corvette racers than Zora Arkus Duntov designed in 1963 prior to The General's official exit from motorsport, the C4's swansong was a limited-edition of 1000 cars. Painted "Admiral Blue Metallic" with a wide white stripe up the center and pair of red hash stripes over the right front wheel, there was more than just paint to make this model special. Under the hood, a massaged LT1 V8, now called the LT4, was made to produce an extra 30 ponies and power was funneled through only one available transmission—a 6-speed manual.

This example of the Grand Sport is number 42 of the 1000 (total, including convertibles) examples built. While most of the Grand Sports came equipped with a black leather interior, this is one of 217 fitted with the optional Red and Black leather interior—and one of just 86 to have said interior and the desirable, optional Z51 handling package.

Delivered new to Michigan in October 1996, this car had covered just over 2,100 miles since leaving the Bowling Green, Kentucky factory. Spending the bulk of its life in Chicagoland, this Grand Sport was acquired by its last owner in January of 2015. Early in its life, Zora Arkus Duntov signed the front license plate insert, dash plaque, owner's manual, and sales brochure that accompanied the car.

This Grand Sport Convertible is a great opportunity to acquire a barely used example of one of the most refined fourth-generation Corvettes for a fraction of what it cost new.
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<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
<b>1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe</b><br />VIN. 1G1YY2251T5600042
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