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[STOLEN] 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Stolen in Suffolk England

Twenty years ago, Chevrolet closed out the C4 Corvette generation with a special run of 1,000 Corvette Grand Sports – 810 Coupes and 190 Convertibles. These Admiral Blue Corvettes are very distinctive with the white full length body stripe, Black Wheels and Red Hash Marks on the fender and they are a fairly rare sighting today on the streets unless you go to one of the bigger national shows.

We imagine that spotting a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport in the U.K. is even rarer which makes this story about a stolen Corvette in England newsworthy to Corvette enthusiasts everywhere.

Corvettes on eBay:  Untitled 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 480 Miles

When it comes to Corvette icons, one of the most historic names has been Grand Sport.

After a long hiatus after the original five 1963 Grand Sports were secretly produced by Zora and crew, the name lay in rest until the end of the C4 generation when Chevy revived it for one year in 1996. Then with the C6, Chevy brought it back from 2010 to 2013, turning the Grand Sport into sort of a “Z06 Lite” and proving that the name still carried clout as that version dominated sales of the Corvette during those four years.

Most C4 Corvettes don’t get much respect in the market these days, but for fans of that generation, the Grand Sport (at least the convertible version) is probably the best investment you can make right now – perhaps better than the legendary ZR-1.

And right now on eBay, you can buy what looks to be a great example of a Grand Sport Coupe that is essentially a brand new Corvette with just 479 miles showing on the odometer.

[ACCIDENT] 1996 Corvette Impaled after Man's Joyride Ends in a Crash
Photo courtesy Edgartown Police

Police never know what they’ll find at a crime scene.

Just witness this white 1996 Corvette that’s been impaled by fence posts that crashed through the back bumper, shattered the back glass, with one winding up going into the back of the passenger seat.

That’s what Edgartown police, fire, and medical responders found around 11 a.m. last Sunday when they reached the site of a car crash at Katama airfield off Herring Creek Drive.

[VIDEO] Today in Corvette History: Final C4 Corvette is Built

After a stunning 12 year run which saw Corvette once again flex its performance muscle, the final Corvette of the C4 generation rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green on June 21, 1996. Over 366,000 Corvettes were built during these years and today the sleek-looking sports car still has a loyal following. Check out these videos which chronicled the building of the final C4.

Corvette Values: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

BD in Florida submitted this 1996 Corvette Grand Sport to Corvette Values:

1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, VIN #1G1YY3251T56007XX. Admiral Blue with Red/Black leather interior. All original with no modifications. 20,000 Miles, LT4 350/330 HP. Options include F45 suspension, U1F Delco Bose Stereo, UJ6 Low Tire Pressure Warning System, Run Flat Tires. Documentation includes window sticker and shipping documents.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Grand Sport Convertible after the jump.

C4 Corvette Owner Dumps Supercharged 396 V8 for an Electric Motor

Wayne Bickley’s 1996 Black Corvette and its supercharged 396 cubic inch V8 was the epitome of performance. Unfortunately, it was also a target of California’s stringent emissions laws. So instead of fighting the man, Bickley went the opposite direction by dumping the gas-powered V8 engine for an electric motor and a batch of 16-volt batteries. How is the performance of that black Vette now? Check out these videos to see for yourself.

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

One of our favorite models of the C4 era is the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport. Just 1,000 Grand Sports were built and only 190 were convertibles. Combine the historical connotations of the 1963 Grand Sports with the 1996’s Admiral Blue and White exterior, unique VIN and a one-year-only optional V8 engine and you’ve got something that is a collector’s dream.

Oh No! SpeedRacer is Selling is Mach 5 Corvette?

Is the economy so bad that even SpeedRacer has to part with his famous Mach 5 race car? Actually, we were tipped to this unique Corvette-based Mach 5 from a twitter user who passed by it on Ventura Boulevard where the car was on the lot of Woodland Hills Quality Motors in LA. The body style is similar to one of Mark Towle’s The Real Mach 5 replicas down to the wheels, but I couldn’t tell you if this is one of his or not. You can be SpeedRacer for just $27,995 although we are pretty sure that it doesn’t come with a monkey.