1996 Chevrolet

Corvette GS


Engine Size
5.7 Liter V8
Transmission Type
6 Speed Manual
Body Style

6 Speed Manual - Highly Optioned - LT4 5.7L V8 - 330HP- 27,xxx Original Miles!

Vintage Motorcars is excited to offer this 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport with ONLY 27,631 ACTUAL MILES

Say you're Chevrolet. During 1995, you killed the Corvette ZR-1, your performance flagship, for not per¬forming in the sales column. Next fall, you have the all-new, fifth-generation Corvette coming. In the meantime, what do you do for 1996 to generate a little excitement over your lame-duck, 13-year-old Corvette?

First, you find another 30 horsepower in the 5.7-liter V-8 engine.
Then you mix up some "Admiral Blue Metallic" paint, spray some five-spoke aluminum wheels black, dig up some fat Goodyear radials left on the ZR-1 shelf, and journey back to 1963 to revive the name of the most famous racing Corvette ever—the Grand Sport.
And you add red-leather interior and a couple of small red hash marks on the driver's-side front fender. On the coupe, you tack on a couple of rear fender flares that don't look unlike stuff available at the nearest Pep Boys, probably found next to the pink windshield wipers and fuzzy dice.

Finally, you add a big white stripe down the middle. Has every manufacturer now built a blue sports model with a white stripe or two down the middle? Coming next, we suspect: the Hyundai Accent Grand Sport.
But that's being snide. At $4934 over the price of a base automatic Corvette, the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport is a nice ride, and the 30 extra horses don't hurt.

The massaged 330-horsepower LT1 engine has been renamed the LT4. Not only is it standard on the Grand Sport, but it's the only engine you can get with any manual-transmission Corvette. The auto¬matic comes with the 300-horsepower LT1. The LT4 is rated at 330 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 340 pound-feet of torque at 4500 rpm. The LT1 is rated at 300 horse power at 5000 rpm, 335 pound-feet of torque at 3600 rpm. Redline for the LT4 is 6300 rpm; for the LT1, it's 5700 rpm.

What makes our 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport so special??? First, lets start with the obvious, just over 27,000 actual miles means if you average that out, just over 1,200 miles per year. Just enough to break the car in, but not enough to cause any fading or damage to the exterior. The previous owner always drove with seat covers on, so the rare red interior looks like it has 1,000 miles on it, not 27,000. Mechanically, the car runs and drives like it's brand new.

Our Corvette Grand Sport is Certified by the Grand Sport Registry as number 21 of only 1000 built.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this rare, original, very well-maintained Corvette Grand Sport

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Engine Type
Engine Size
5.7 Liter V8


Body Color
Admiral Blue Metallic
Body Style


Corvette GS


Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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