WELL-DOCUMENTED/MAINTAINED, CLEAN CARFAX, 53K ACTUAL MILES, 5.7L LT4, 6-SPEED!!
Chevy gave the C4 Corvette a grand send off by creating an upgraded small block engine known as the LT4. It offered a few more horsepower and it loved to rev, and if you were smart like the guy who originally ordered this Torch Red 1996 Corvette coupe, you could get it in a standard 'Vette as well as the Grand Sport and Collectors' Editions.
A standard Corvette with the LT4 is arguably a rarer find than a Grand Sport and far fewer have survived with low mileage like this one. Showing just 53,804 original miles, this Torch Red 'Vette justifiably demands a premium over its garden-variety siblings. With the ZR-1 gone, this was the top performing C4 in its final year of production and it might even be considered a sleeper, if a bright red Corvette could ever be such a thing. The paint is original and beautifully maintained, and the best part is that it looks like any other Corvette. Of course, that's a good thing when the finish looks this bright, which comes thanks to two decades of being a cherished toy rather than a transportation appliance. You can't argue that the C4 wasn't a great-looking car and even today they command respect on the street. This one also offers a clean chin spoiler, nice rocker panels that haven't been beaten up with road grit, and the only visible modifications are the CORVETTE letters on the tail and the chrome A-mold wheels.
The black leather interior is one of the C4's best features, with grippy bucket seats that are all-day comfortable and all the creature comforts. Again, this one is pretty stock and in excellent condition. The seats show only minor comfort marks but definitely no damage or significant wear, the carpets are still protected by factory mats, and the door panels haven't been cooked by the sun. All the gauges are fully functional and the digital segments of the dash are bright and crisp, something that always seems to be an issue on lesser cars. And, of course, ordering the LT4 engine meant you had to shift for yourself, as the 6-speed manual transmission was the only choice. The long list of options includes power windows, locks, mirrors, and seats, automatic climate control, cruise, and a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo system that sounds great even with the top off.
The LT4 engine boasted a number of improvements and its willingness to rev makes it a blast to drive. It's easy to spot with its red intake manifold, and like its brother the LT1, modifications are plentiful. Fortunately, this one remains completely stock, which is how you want your investment cars to be, and thanks to always being maintained at the dealer, it starts easily, idles smoothly, and runs like it should. With so few miles, it's just getting broken in and you know it hasn't been abused or raced, but instead properly maintained by owners who respected its history. The suspension is competent without being too harsh and the undercarriage is amazingly well-preserved and very clean, so no worries about future issues here. The only other notable mod is that great-sounding Corsa exhaust system that includes beautiful polished tips. With gorgeous chrome 17-inch wheels and 255/45/17 front and 285/40/17 rear Kumho radials, it also has the perfect stance.
Fully documented with a build sheet and window sticker, plus books and manuals, this rare 1996 Corvette is the answer to the question, "Why aren't there any affordable investments?" Buy now, profit later, have fun the whole way. Call now!
AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Defrost, Numbers Matching, Targa Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Tilt Wheel, Vinyl Interior, Anti-Lock Brakes, Cruise Control, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Anti-Theft System, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts
Factory Buildsheet, Original Window Sticker
- Engine Size
- 5.7 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 53,804 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months