1996 Chevrolet Corvette Collectors Edition
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.
Sebring Silver- to a Corvette aficionado, is a color that will be forever linked with such classics as the first Sting Ray racer of 1959 and the legendary 1963 Split-Window Coupe. Now Sebring Silver is back, adding a special brilliance to this 1996 Corvette Collector Edition. A coupe version sports details that include distinctive chrome emblems outside, and perforated sport seats with “Collector Edition” embroidery inside. These leather seating surfaces are offered in gray on this car. For the final season for the fourth-generation Corvette, Sebring Silver rings in the celebration.
All clean, sparkling and ready to celebrate, Sebring Silver drapes this last year Gen 4 model. Paint is in good condition, and badging shows correctly. Spears return to the front air intake and are reminiscent of earlier corvettes from the 1950's, but in a more contemporary style. With its rubberized crash bumpers, this car is virtually devoid of any chrome, and just badging shines brightly against the silver. Standard polished aluminum 5 spoke wheels are noted on all 4 corners.
Gray stitched 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. Noted is the actual mileage of 57,030 miles. Controls for power seat adjustments, 3 handling modes, and seat heaters are within the console as is a commemorative plaque next to the automatic shifter. Gray and black make up the matching door panels, and within the armrest are power windows, and power locks. Other conveniences are an AM/FM/Cassette/CD, climate controls, and a large center screen digital display which is essentially a cluster of warning (idiot) lights. Nicely preserved gray leather embroidered buckets round out the sporty passenger compartment.
A 350ci LT-1 V8 which is electronically fuel injected, is connected to a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission.
Very clean, rust free environment, showing no signs of any stresses, or nagging problems.
The 1996 Collector's Edition, something special out of the ordinary offerings of 1996, with its silver exterior, special badging, and embroidered seating, harken back to another era when the car was in its infancy, but it's definitely not your grandfather's Corvette anymore!
2-Active Belts & Airbags
P-LT1 350V8 300HP
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
108400-Sequential Unit Number