By 1996, the C4 generation of the Corvette was coming to an end
after 12 years of production. Because the C4 received many updates
over the years, the first and last year models are almost
completely different cars. When comparing the last of the C4s to
the first of the C5s, it is very apparent in what direction the
Corvette was headed.
This 1996 Corvette Collector's Edition has a lot of great things
going for it! From condition to performance, there is nothing to
dislike about this vehicle. The exterior is in excellent original
condition; exactly the condition one would expect for a
well-maintained 72,000 mile car that has seen nothing but care and
maintenance. Sitting on the special Collector's Edition wheels,
this Corvette looks right! The paint and targa-top are both in
excellent condition. Tinted tail lights have been added for a mild
custom touch, and this is the only notable cosmetic change from
The interior is in equally excellent condition with minimal defects
and wear consistent only with casual, infrequent use. Additionally,
being a final-year C4 this car has perhaps the most refined
interior available in a C4 and is equipped with airbags. It is hard
to believe that this car was based on a 12 year old design! The
seats are comfortable and everything works as it should. This
Corvette is also equipped with the passive keyless entry system,
which for 1996 was incredible technology. This system allows you to
both lock and unlock the car without doing anything other than
having the key fob nearby; the car automatically locks and unlocks
as your proximity to the vehicle either increases or decreases.
This system is working exactly as it should, and is a neat feature
to have in a 23-year-old car.
Under the hood is a 5.7 liter LT-4 V8 hooked up to a six-speed ZF
manual transmission. This LT-4 is the same engine used in Corvette
Grand Sports of the same model year. The 330 horsepower LT-4
coupled with the ZF six-speed are cause for some to consider this a
Grand Sport in disguise; a car that will deliver similar
performance for less money-serious bang for your buck!
This is a great example of an uncommon Corvette in largely original
condition. With Grand Sport prices soaring, this Collector's
Edition is tremendous value for the money. While it would make a
worthy addition to a collection of any size, to quote a 1996
MotorTrend article: "Just don't let us hear that you've got one of
these road weapons polybagged in an Arizona garage. This car was
made to be driven."
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704)
663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys - Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Tire Condition: Good tread, 2011 date code
Runs & Drives YES
TITLE STATUS: CLEAN
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