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For Sale: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
in Center Point, Iowa

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Duffy's Collectible Cars
Duffy's Collectible Cars
4204 Lewis Access Road
Center Point, IA 52213
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THIS ONE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF ONE O The 96 production year was a tough one for Corvette sales. The fast-approaching C5 was on the horizon-threatening to steal potential buyers of 96 Corvettes who were coiled, ready to jump on the all-new 97 Corvettes as soon as they became available. Ch evrolet knew it needed something to tickle the purse strings of Corvette shoppers and put a 96 on their must-have list. Not surprisingly, they went to the root of Corvette fanaticism: performance! Bridging the gap between the LT5 and LS1 engine package s, GM devised another mighty-mouse powerhouse in the LT4. Similar to the LT1 dimensionally, the LT4 used upgrades to achieve a 30hp gain over the LT1 and top the dyno scales at 330 hp at 5,800 rpm and 340 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. Changes to the hea ds, intake, and camshaft were responsible for the increase. Slightly larger valves, more lift on a roller-chain-actuated camshaft, and roller rocker arms helped this engine spin up another 600 rpm over the LT1. While the LT4 was available in any Corvett e, it was highlighted in the 96 Grand Sport package; and any LT4, whether in a Grand Sport or not, had the Grand Sport throttle-body tag. If you wanted an LT4 in your Corvette, youd better like shifting gears because the only place GM was installing LT 4s in Corvettes was in front of a six-speed manual transmission. Checking the box for RPO Z16 put in an order for one of the 1,000 Grand Sports produced for 1996. This example is one of the 810 coupes built. The option included the LT4 engine with six-

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