Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find

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Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find


An interesting special edition Corvette popped up on eBay this week. It is number 295 of the 810 Grand Sport coupes produced to cap off Corvette’s fourth generation and it is a storage unit find!

This skunk-striped car had been tucked away for the past 20 years until it was discovered by the seller after catching wind of it through word of mouth in his Texas town.

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find


After being purchased new from Frank Parra Chevrolet in Irving, TX, this clamshell hooded rarity traveled 11,956 miles before being tucked away and somehow forgotten. The seller dumped $5,000 into bringing this Corvette back to life before listing it for sale. The clean Carfax shows just one owner and it sits on original ZR-1-spec Goodyear’s.

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find


Bidding for this 330 HP beauty starts at $20,000 and ends this Sunday, September, 22nd. The posting is light on other information and the seller could help his cause by checking and posting some important RPO codes from the label in the console. The Z51 package and Selective Real Time Damping options in particular command a premium.

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find


1996 Grand Sports landed on Hagerty’s list of 10 Best Collector Cars to Buy in 2019 due to low production numbers and increased buying power from members of Generation X and Millennials who are snapping up cars that they lusted after as kids. The Grand Sport is the most expensive car on Hagerty’s list with a current average asking price of $29k after a peak of $33,350 in 2016. They are expected to gain that value back and continue appreciating in the coming years.

If you are in the market for one of the most desirable C4s, this example might be your huckleberry but you should strike while prices are reasonable.

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find

Corvettes on eBay: 1996 Corvette Grand Sport No. 295 is a One-Owner Storage Unit Find


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Although the Grand Sport coupes are holding in value, overall their prices have dropped considerably.
    Very low mileage LT4. What I don’t understand is how an 11K car needed $5000 bucks to bring it back. Back from what? That rusting in fuel lines in the engine bay and surrounding areas delineates extensive water in areas normal cars aren’t exposed to.
    A saavy 1996 Grand Sport collector will pass on this car. I drive a ’96 myself, which has 112,000 on the odometer and looks a thousand times better than this neglected gem.

  2. VIN check shows it’s a Z51 car, so no “Selective Real Time Damping” RPO – that would be F45. Better off without it. My ’96 LT-4 had it when I bought it @ 93k miles, all four shocks were shot and leaking.

    Gene, I concur about all the rust…also the oxidation on the aluminum parts. The $5k was probably for all fluids and functionality checks from a dealer. I certainly hope they used syncromesh in the ZF.

    Beautiful car, if I had room I’d snatch it up and treat it like it was built to be treated…drive the damned thing!

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