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For Sale: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette
in Charlotte, North Carolina

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RK Motors Charlotte
RK Motors Charlotte
5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
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The trouble with spending half of your retirement fund on an investment grade Corvette is the amount of poorly restored projects that are readily available for next to nothing. With every NCRS-grade car that shows up to a Chevy show there are 15 more hacked together, low budget builds that keep both prices and exclusivity in the lower end of the market. So, if you dont want a pile of parts held together with a hassle, you have two choices. The first, of course, is to cash in your blue chip stocks and buy a high dollar restoration from a reputable Corvette shop. The second is to find a cool old survivor like this 1996 Collector Edition convertible. Fully documented and ready to roll, this rare C4 is an all-original time capsule that mixes a roster of desirable options with only 92 miles of carefully chosen road time.

One of only 1,381 Collector Edition convertibles ever assembled, this showroom-fresh Vette began life at Gunderson Chevrolet in El Monte, California. Heres a detailed look at the cars original window sticker:


6-speed manual transmission

Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR)

5-link rear suspension thats complete with a fiberglass, transversely mounted spring

Independent front suspension

Power rack and pinion steering

4-wheel power disc brakes


Driver and passenger airbags

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Brake transmission shift interlock

Passive keyless entry system

Pass Key II anti-theft system


Electric, heated rearview mirrors

Full, folding roof

Glass rear window thats complete with a defogger

Halogen fog lamps

Power-operated, retractable halogen headlamps


AM/FM stereo thats complete with a clock, cassette player and power antenna

Air conditioning

A combination of analog and digital instrumentation

Electronic speed control thats complete with a resume feature

Intermittent wiper system

Leather seats that include lateral support and adjustable backs

Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel

Power door locks

Power windows that feature a drivers express down function


Collector Edition Package ($1,250)

- Sebring Silver paint

- 17-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels that are finished in silver

- Chrome emblems

- Perforated sport seats that are complete with Collector Edition embroidery

Corvette Convertible Preferred Equipment Group 1 ($1,333)

- Electronic air conditioning

- Delco Bose AM/FM stereo that features seek/scan, a cassette player and an electronic clock

- 6-way power drivers seat

5.7 liter V8 that utilizes Sequential Fuel Injection to create 330 horsepower ($1,450)

Selective, real-time damping ($1,695)

Removable hardtop ($1,995)

Delco Bose AM/FM stereo that features seek/scan, a cassette player, a CD player, an electronic clock and Delco Loc II technology

Low tire pressure warning ($325)

Extended Mobility Tires ($70)

Museum delivery ($490)

50-state emissions ($00)

255/45ZR17 black sidewall tires ($00)

285/40ZR17 black sidewall tires ($00)

Black convertible top ($00)





With todays history lesson in the books, Ill jump right in to describing this squeaky clean drop-top. The cars glossy Sebring Silver paint, which is sealed in a durable clearcoat shell, perfectly accentuates its lightweight body. That bodys composite panels display precise gaps and excellent fit under ancillary hardware that functions well and seals great. And, by the looks of this Corvettes slick finish, Im fairly certain it has never seen daily driver duty. In fact, its very unlikely the cars mirrored hue has ever felt anything more aggressive than a soft detailing cloth. And when that level of ownership is combined with Chevrolets top notch build quality, it creates one seriously capable sports car thatll show well and absolutely blister the road!

Walking around this roadster, its easy to appreciate how gently late-model C4s have aged. Nearly two decades after they debuted, the cars sharp lines still represent the Corvette brand incredibly well. At the front the cars subdued body, a clean combination of halogen running lamps and amber turn signals frame a chip-free Corvette tag panel. Above that panel, a long hood, which mimics the cowl induction units found on classic Chevrolets, features a chrome Corvette emblem thats complete with a pristine mix of silver checkers, black checkers and classy COLLECTOR EDITION lettering. At the sides of that emblem, the cars profile carries the same coke bottle shape of older Corvettes, except whittled down by years of gained aerodynamic knowledge. Embedded in that knowledge, a ring of body-color trim perfectly complements clear cornering lamps, traditional Corvette gills, bright Collector Edition emblems and Satin Black door handles. Above those handles, a black roof folds beneath an optional, Sebring Silver hardtop. And at the back of that roof, trademark tail lights frame a broad CORVETTE script, vertical reverse lamps and original, square exhaust tips.

As previously mentioned, power comes from the best iteration of Chevrolets second generation small block. Dubbed the LT4, and boasting 330 horsepower and 340 lb./ft. of torque, this stout engine is one of the most potent pushrod V8s to date. The mean mill is dressed in fine fashion, displaying a bright red intake manifold and GRAND SPORT branded throttle body. The cars engine compartment is in excellent condition, mixing few signs of use with a 100% factory-correct appearance. Like every other Collector Edition, the car is was loaded with options, including AC, power steering, and a traction control system that GM calls Automatic Slip Regulation (ASR). Those very clean ancillary components still carry all their original belts, hoses and decals. And, since this Corvette has rolled less than 100 miles, all it needs is preservation and care to continue to be perfect in virtually in every way.

Behind that hot small block, a proven 6-speed distributes power to a factory Corvette rear end. Although equipped with the dreaded skip-shift feature, which is easily defeated by giving the throttle an extra squeeze before making the 1-2 upshift, the cars slick ZF gearbox is one of the most durable units ever produced. Standard power steering and 4-wheel power disc brakes keep all the energy productive and pointed straight. Factory dual exhaust runs from original equipment manifolds into rear-mounted mufflers, which hang just before GMs familiar exhaust tips. And torque meets the pavement through killer 17-inch alloys, which spin wide 255/45 Goodyear Eagle GS-Cs in front of even wider 285/40 Goodyear Eagle GS-Cs. Aesthetically, the bottom of this Corvette is every bit as nice as its spectacular engine compartment and glossy exterior panels, showing minimal wear and almost no signs of weathering. The cars bright suspension bits contrast nicely to a clean floorpan. And its straight and solid chassis appears to have seen virtually no time outdoors ...For more information please call the seller.

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Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Charlotte, NC
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Vehicle Color(s)
Sebring Silver

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