When Chevrolet unleashed the Corvette Grand Sport as part of the final send-off for the C4 Corvette in 1996, it offered the distinctive Blue/White Corvettes in both Coupe and Convertible models. Only 1,000 total Grand Sports were built and the Convertibles are among the rarest of special editions with just 190 offered.
You hardly ever see a C4 Corvette Grand Sport on the market and a low mileage Convertible GS in driver condition is almost unheard of. Yet, here is 1996 GS #0421 offered for sale via this Facebook posting from Mirrock Corvette in Saltsburg, PA.
The 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible has just 6,635 miles on the odometer is and 1 of 14 that features the F45 adjustable suspension and a black interior. All Grand Sports were powered by the one-year 330-hp LT4 V8 that was coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The seller had purchased the Corvette from the estate of the original owner and all documentation is included. Apparently, the owner had fallen ill and the Grand Sport sat outside under a partial cover for a number of years before the owner passed away in 2018.
The photos show some worn items, but the car is remarkably clean for being stored outdoors. The insides show a nearly flawless interior with no rips or tears in the black leather seats. The seller claims to have gone over the car from top to bottom and all electronics work while mechanically the car is in great condition. A NOS GM convertible top replaced the original which had faded but other graphics and emblems that were original to the car remain.
The Seller does state that the car was stored on pavement during its time outdoors and that the tires will need to be replaced for driving. However, they are the original Eagle GSC tires and will be offered with the car in case the new owner wants to have it judged.
The Corvette Grand Sport is offered for $24,500 and we did a quick lookup of ’96 Grand Sport values using the Hagerty Valuation Tools. Hagerty shows the value of No. 3 “Good” condition GS Convertible at $29,500 and a No.2 “Excellent” condition GS Convertible priced at $41,500. So there is plenty of upside in this low-mileage 1996 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible.
For inquiries, contact Mirrock Corvette at 724-717-2330.
Mirrock Corvette / Facebook
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