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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1996 Chevrolet Corvette
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HIGHLIGHTS: Clean, 72k-mile, rare Collector Edition 1996 Corvette! LT1 V8, auto transmission, great weekend driver!

BODY OVERVIEW: The exterior is in nice original condition; exactly the condition one would expect for a well-maintained 72,000 mile car that has seen some road use. Sitting on the special Collector's Edition wheels, this Corvette looks right!

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: This Corvette is finished in the correct color Sebring Silver paint. There are some minor, normal signs of wear as would be expected, but the condition is pleasantly surprising for a Corvette of this vintage. It's hard to say if this car has been repainted or not, but if it has been it was a job well done. Though the body paint and targa-top paint are both in good overall condition, the targa top itself does have some defects along the edges as shown in the photos.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior is in condition consistent with the condition of the rest of the car. There are minimal defects and wear consistent with casual use. Additionally, being a final-year C4 this car has perhaps the most refined interior available in a C4 and is equipped with airbags. It is hard to believe that this car was based on a 12 year old design! The seats are comfortable and everything seems to work as it should. While there is some mild creasing in the leather from use, this can be expected of any car this age that has been driven. Nonetheless, the interior is in impressive condition--even the plastics!

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is a 5.7 liter LT-1 V8 hooked up to a 4 speed 4L60 transmission. While the LT-4 was also an available option, the LT-1 provides strong, reliable, and adequate power. This is the perfect car for carefree cruising! The engine runs smoothly and the car handles well. It drives just as you'd expect a 72k-mile 1996 Corvette to!

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The overall condition and the relative rarity combined with an affordable price point!

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: There's not much to dislike! If you're looking for a 100% documented, show-winning car, this probably isn't it. This one is one to be driven!

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? The tires are showing their age and should be replaced.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? This is a great example of an uncommon Corvette in largely original condition. With Grand Sport prices soaring, this Collector's Edition is tremendous value for the money. What buyer is looking for this car? To quote a 1996 MotorTrend article: “Just don't let us hear that you've got one of these road weapons polybagged in an Arizona garage. This car was made to be driven.”

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: Dry rot, recommend replacement
Keys – Ignition & Doors YES
Runs & Drives YES


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Engine Size
LT1 350 V8
Fuel Specification


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Engine Size
LT1 350 V8
Transmission Type
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Traction Control
  • Power Brakes
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Driver Side Airbag
  • ABS Brakes
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Windows
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Hatch Release
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Door Locks
  • Padded Sun Visors & Dash
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Leather Shifter
  • Leather Seating
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Factory Tach
  • Digital Info Center
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Center Console
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Tinted Glass
  • Removable Roof Panels
  • Premium Wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Accent Stripes
  • Cassette