1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
After decades of getting its ass kicked by Italian and German imports, the Corvette had officially returned to the point where it could at least offer them a little competition with the C4 generation. With this return to dominance comes the return of a more traditional crossed flags emblem. The checkered flag remained on the left, a Chevrolet bowtie on the right, with a circular border.
I feel like I'm dreaming for this consignment, as I see white fiberglass, white canvas, shiny turbine styled wheels, a hint of red striping, and a red interior. Heavenly to say the least with this low mileage example of the 1996 C4 Corvette. It's all coming back to me now so read on for the wake up call!
All clean, sparkling and ready to celebrate, Arctic White drapes this last year Gen 4 model. Paint is in good condition, and badging shows correctly. With its rubberized body matching crash bumpers, this car is virtually devoid of any chrome, and just badging shines brightly against the white. A slight flashback to the roots of the early 50's with the front quarter “intake” venting just behind the front wheel well. For some excitement to this dream, add-on some dual wide red stripes bordered with fine pin striping on the hood and trunk lid, we are now getting a bit racy in our visions. A pristine heavenly white canvas top with clear rear glass tops this vision of rem sleep. Standard polished aluminum multi swept back spoke turbine style wheels are noted on all 4 corners.
Amazingly red leather dominates the snazzy interior that features a semicircular instrument panel that is digital/analog combination, and shows in orange background with black LCD digits and lines. This all floats in a field of jet black. Noted is the actual mileage of 61,769 miles. Controls for power seat adjustments, a large glovebox and the shift lever are within the console. It rises to the dash and houses the digital radio, digital readout temp controls a large center screen digital display which is essentially a cluster of warning (idiot) lights. Black races with red making up the matching door panels, and within the armrest are power windows, and power locks. A red carpeted extra storage area is noted behind the supple buckets.
A 350ci LT-1 V8 which is electronically fuel injected, is connected to a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission. A 2.59 rear axle is attached. Visually the engine bay and engine are very clean with no corrosion on any bolt ons.
No rust, nice components, solid fiberglass tubs, and all looking good underneath as to structure. Independent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset for the front suspension and for the rear, independent five-link design with tow and cam¬ber adjustment, forged-aluminum control links and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel tie rods, stabilizer bar, and tubular U-joint aluminum driveshaft. WOW!
A quick starter, and solid runner with rail like handling, neck snapping acceleration, and quick smooth shifting for the automatic. All functions are looking fine as is also the interior is very clean, and well detailed. I did find the radio turns on but nothing comes out of it?
Heaven, I'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak…White on white with red stripe, and eye popping red leather interior with just a hint of black accenting and clean as a whistle. Uber handling suspension, and the LT-1 V8 EFI, and you will think you died and went to heaven right here in our hallowed halls of Classic Auto Mall. A perfect Christmas present for the wife with the white on white..(HINT!)
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P-350ci LT1 V8 300hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
107166-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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