Low-Mileage C4 Corvette Subject to Tacky Modifications
We hope the next owner will treat this C4 with tender loving care — and bust out the heat gun to peel off some of the nastiness.
I think, at this point, that we’re all familiar with the Corvette owner stereotype. As a community, we can almost universally acknowledge that it’s not a good look. It seems like your average workaday C4s and C5s are the most common victims.
Browsing for C4s for sale online, we found this one offered at a dealership in Hartville, Ohio. While we don’t like to judge a book by its cover, we can safely assume that we have a pretty good idea of what sort of person the previous owner of this Corvette is.
First off, it’s an automatic C4 coupe in white with a red interior. While we think it’s a very attractive color combination, we also acknowledge that it can look very tacky in the wrong hands.
This poor C4 definitely fell into the wrong hands. Like many C4 ‘Vettes, it’s suffered the ignominy of being saddled with more unnecessary chrome stick-on trim than a ’58.
The cherry on top of the proverbial tchotchke sundae are the faux Grans Sport fender stripes — on both sides of the car. There’s also some sort of extra badging ahead of the door. We feel that we’re better off not knowing what it says.
While the car is hardly ruined — it’d take an afternoon at lost to set things right — we can’t get over how sleazy this thing is. It’s like the official car of a fortysomething who goes up to 17-year-olds at CiCi’s Pizza and tells them he’s a photographer.
That sort of nastiness —real or imagined — doesn’t exactly wash off. Even with just 12,000 miles on the odometer, we’re going to have to take a hard pass on this one.