In 1994 the C4 generation was growing long in the tooth. Now in its 11th model year, the Corvette team needed new ways to keep the car interesting until the C5 would arrive in a few years. With that in mind, Admiral Blue and Copper Metallic joined the Corvette color palette. Admiral Blue would go on to become one of the all-time favorite Corvette blues, but Copper Metallic wasn’t so fortunate. Due to quality concerns, the color was canceled early on and just 116 cars ended up being in this unique hue.
If you wanted to buy a brand new 1994 Copper Metallic Corvette but missed out, we’ve got good news for you. This 120-mile Copper Metallic convertible is currently up on eBay and you can Buy-it-Now for $39,990. Previously it was listed in the low $40’s. The listing itself is succinct basically stating the mileage (120), the production number (116), that it’s rare, and has never been repaired.
We can glean a lot of info from the photos, though. Here we see the beige interior, the automatic transmission, dual power seats, and FX3 selective ride suspension. Other options include the leather sport seats, electronic climate control, Bose Gold stereo, low tire pressure monitors, and the performance axle ratio. It’s also got a matching copper hardtop. With only 682 total hardtop cars built in 1994 this has to be one of just a handful – if not the only one – made in Copper Metallic.
Condition-wise the car appears to be as expected for a 120-mile car. Best we can tell everything looks to be in showroom new condition. The window sticker still clings to the windshield, the paper sleeve is still on the driver visor, and it’s even got plastic still on the seats.
Looking at Mecum Auction’s Infonet we see a total 154 1994 Corvettes that have crossed the block. As you’d expect the vast majority most of those have sold in the $8,000-$15,000 range. Only 3 of those were Copper Metallic. 1 was a convertible that no-saled at $18k in 2011 and the other 2 (1 coupe and 1 convertible) sold for $23,000 and $24,500 respectively from the Bob McDorman Collection auction in 2010. A little internet snooping using the VIN has us believing that this is the McDorman convertible available again based on the similar options, window sticker and hardtop. If you’re interested in this rare C4, Buy-it-Now or make an offer before December 23rd.