We recently heard from our friend Michael Yager, son of Mid America Motorworks founder Mike Yager, about a new venture he was starting called MDY Motorcars. MDY will be offering for sale all types of sportscars, luxury cars, and vintage rides, building on Michael’s lifelong experience of growing up in a car family and overseeing the famous “MY Garage Museum”. With experiences of buying and selling high-end cars at auction, as well as his stint as a sales consultant at a Chicago-area Rolls Royce dealership, MDY Motorcars appears to be well suited for helping make dreams come true for today’s car aficionados.
Michael asked us to check out one of the first cars he was offering for sale and how could we refuse when we saw that it was a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport that wears VIN 006!
Not only was this Grand Sport one of the first of 1,000 to come off the line, but it was also a pilot line car used by GM staff and its build sheet shows that was sent directly to the GM Proving Grounds following its production in Bowling Green. GM kept the car in show condition while it was used for various testing through the year and when GM sold the car, it had 8,000 miles on the odometer. Today that odometer reads 46,427 which makes it a collectible Corvette that can also be driven without feeling guilty about the mileage.
The 1996 Corvette Grand Sports have done well to retain their values over the last 25 years and for good reason. The last hurrah of the C4 generation featured the return of the Grand Sport name that was first attached to the 5 factory racers built in 1963. The Admiral Blue/White livery with Red Hashmarks looks outstanding and perhaps the most important feature to Corvette buyers at the time was the one-year-only LT4 V8 with 330 horsepower. Production was limited to just 1,000 cars with only 190 Convertibles produced. Making the VIN 006 Corvette even more special is it was one of 53 Convertibles equipped with the optional Torch Red interior.
This ’96 Corvette Grand Sport is a three-owner car and is fully documented. In addition, the original build sheet has been signed by GM/Chevrolet executives. MDY Motorcars is offering it for $46,500.
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