Some of the different ways that enthusiasts may judge the rarity of Corvettes are by how many were produced in total, or those produced with any special options, or simply how many were painted in a particular color. A rare color may not make a Corvette any more valuable, but just knowing there are a fewer of them out there tends to make the cars more special in the eyes of the owner.
We all know that C4 Corvette prices are depressed right now and these are becoming great starter Corvettes or for owners wanting to dip their toes into the C4 generation without spending a lot. So if you’re in the market for a C4, why not go after one in a rare color?
Last year we found a 1994 Corvette coupe for sale with the rare Copper Metallic exterior. That car was selling for $12,600. Today we found one that even more rare and as it has a few more miles, it’s priced less than the Coupe.
We found this Copper Metallic 1994 Corvette convertible for sale in Texas on Craigslist for $10,400 with the seller saying its 1 of 24 convertibles painted in the color.
We turned to our resident Corvette Colors expert Robert Casey (who wrote All Corvette Colors 1993-1996) for some info on the 1994 Copper Metallic color (PRO 66U) and here is what he says about the color:
There were 116 units of Copper Corvettes built for model year 1994. Although many sources indicate otherwise, VIN records prove that there were 90 coupes and 26 convertibles. All VINs are known. Not counting the first six test cars, Copper cars were built on seven different days, beginning August 3, 1993. The last 1994 Copper Corvette was VIN 02036, built on September 13, 1993. The 1994 Copper color was discontinued early in production due to paint matching and curing inconsistencies.
One these 1994 Copper Corvettes welcomed visitors inside the National Corvette Museum during its Grand Opening celebration in 1994.
Back to this 1994 Copper Metallic Convertible for sale. The Corvette is an automatic with a Light Beige interior and a Beige convertible top. Based on Robert’s numbers, there were 13 convertibles offered in that color combo with an automatic transmission.
Despite having 104,310 miles on the odometer, the car presents itself very well. The seats are either new or very well maintained with no rips or tears in the leather. With the convertible top in the up position, the combo of Beige and Copper gives the car a two-tone effect and we noticed the windows have a tint on them.
We know that C4 Corvettes may not be at the top of everyone’s shopping list, but they are great cars that can be purchased for a fraction of their original MSRPs. Finding a 1 of 13 makes it just a bit more special!
Here are the seller’s comments from the ad and then photos of the Copper Metallic Corvette Convertible:
Here is your chance to own a very rare 1994 Copper Corvette Convertible. Only 24 were made in 1994 and this is one. Car has been well maintained and cared for. The car turns heads everywhere it’s driven. The tan leather sport seats look incredible which match the tan top. This car will surely go up in value. There is a registry for these rare copper corvettes. I hate to sell this car but need to for my daughter’s tuition. Thanks for looking!
A big thanks again to Robert Casey for his info on RPO 66U Copper Metallic. You can see all his books on Corvette colors at Amazon.com
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