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1996 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible. 1 of 1000 Grand Sport Z16 cars produced in 1996, 1 of only 190 Convertible produced, Only 4,450 miles showing on the odometer, Fuel injected 5.7/330 HP LT4 V-8 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 5-link rear suspension with transverse fiberglass spring, Independent front suspension, Rack and pinion power steering, 4-wheel power disc brakes, Preferred Equipment Group 1, Admiral Blue with White stripes and Red hash marks, Delco Bose stereo, Dual remote heated mirrors, Halogen headlamps, 6-way power driver's seat, Cruise control, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17 inch Black 5-spoke wheels, Aluminum calipers. The last of the third-generation Corvettes boasted Cross-Fire injection and the first lift-up glass hatchback, the C4 went out with even more panache and power. Two special-edition versions included the silver-themed Collector Edition and the decidedly more gregarious Grand Sport, in both coupe and convertible versions. A fine example of the Grand Sport is presented here. One of only 190 convertibles produced, this Grand Sport has been driven just 4,450 original miles, a fact reflected in its outstanding condition. The Grand Sport enjoyed a solid foundation, which included the fuel-injected LT4 350/330 HP V-8, 6-speed transmission, 4-wheel independent suspension, power rack-and-pinion steering, 4-wheel power disc brakes, removable roof panel, dual remote mirrors, halogen headlights, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and cruise control. The exterior transformation to Grand Sport began with unique Admiral Blue Metallic paint with a central white racing stripe and red hash stripes on the left front fender. Huge Goodyear tires mounted on black-painted ZR1 wheels. Free-breathing aluminum heads, aggressive cam timing, increased compression and large-diameter valves give the Grand Sportís LT4 engine a healthy 330 HP. Oversized P255/45ZR front and P285/40ZR rear tires work with the drivetrain to maximize performance on road or track. The black leather dual power-sport seats, electronic air-conditioning control and Delco Bose stereo help set the standard for this rare special-edition Corvette Grand Sport. Boasting the highly desirable convertible top, this low-mileage Grand Sport is one of the most collectible C4 Corvettes built and would be welcome in any Corvette collection.

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