Here’s your chance to buy a very rare C4 Corvette.
Back in 1994, Chevrolet built 17,989 coupes, but only 91 of them were Copper Metallic, including this one that’s up for sale on craigslist for $12,600.
We like what the owner of this Copper Metallic coupe says at the end of his listing – “CASH MONEY OF $12600 WILL BUY THIS BEAUTY TODAY, NOT A ‘COPPER’ PENNY LESS.”
Nothing like being honest – and humorous – at the same time.
When these cars were built in Bowling Green over a three-day period, it didn’t take Chevy long to realize that it was going to be hard (impossible?) to get all the body panels to match consistently in this unusual color, so after making just 91 coupes, 24 convertibles, and one ZR1, they quickly threw in the towel.
Making this particular example even rarer is the fact that only about one in four Corvettes that year had a six-speed transmission the way it does.
The seller describes his car as a “very clean example” and says the pictures tell the story of its condition. He also notes that it has covered just 78,000 miles since new – less than 3,500 a year.
From the photos, it’s not possible to tell how the color of the body panels match up. Some observers on the forums note that the match is better on some cars than others, so this one would probably require a visual inspection in person to make sure.
Apparently a serious Corvette enthusiast, the seller says he’s owned around 35 Corvettes over the past 46 years so it’s “not my first rodeo,” he quips.
Now he’d like someone else to get some enjoyment out of this one.
“I just don’t use it enough so thought I would see if there was any interest out there,” he says.
We’ve always wondered had Chevy been able to get the technical issues taken care of regarding this color, would Copper Metallic have been popular?
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