1996 Corvette Convertible - ** Collector Edition ** LT4 350/330hp V8, ZF 6 - Speed Transmission, Power Steering, Disc Brakes, Factory Air Condition, BOSE AM/FM Cassette Player, Dual Lumbar Power Seats, Climate Control, 17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Dual Remote Mirrors, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Power Rear Hatch Release, Factory Silver Exterior, Black Leather Interior, Black Convertible Top, Real Nice LT4 Collector Edition Corvette Convertible, 42K Actual Mile Garaged Kept Car! Investment Grade! Certified Car Fax! Highly Detailed Inside & Out!
The 1996 Collector Edition was the last of the C4 Corvettes, just as the 1982 Collector Edition was the last of the C3s. It included Sebring Silver paint, silver 5-spoke alloy wheels, and special emblems and seat trim. Of the 5,412 built, 4,031 were coupes and 1,381 were convertibles. It cost $1,250 extra.
1996 marked the final year of the C4 Chevrolet Corvette as well as the introduction of a new engine called the LT4. It was available only with the 6-speed manual transmission and made 330 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque. The LT1 was still the base engine, which had 300 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque on tap.
With the ZR-1 gone, Chevy filled the upmarket gap with the Corvette Grand Sport and Corvette Collector Edition. The Grand Sport can easily be distinguished by its Admiral Blue paint job with a large white stripe down the middle and red “hash marks” at the front fender. This car was fitted with the LT4 and so was only available as a 6-speed. These cars also featured unique two-piece black five-spoke wheels. The 1996 Grand Sport Corvette was available in both coupe and convertible form.