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FS: 1996 Collector Edition LT4 Z51 Coupe

Old 05-19-2019, 01:22 PM
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Default 1996 Collector Edition LT4 Z51 Coupe

Contemplating selling this car as I simply dont have time to drive the car and so it sits in my garage under cover and on a battery tender. This car was a sort of bucket list car for me, I dont need to sell it, but I would like somebody to enjoy the car.

1996 Corvette Collector Edition
6 Speed
Z51 suspension
clear top(I believe blue tinted)
black interior
Somewhere around 41000 miles(I will get exact miles on Tuesday or Wednesday)

I believe this is a 1 of ~80 car based on corvette action center. Its 1 of 751 based on CE/LT4/6 speed/black interior, then ~11% total production(1869 of 17167) had Z51 option, so possibly around 1 in 80... just a random guess. I know it was hard for me to find a Z51 car last year when I was looking.

Bought this car last year from the 2nd owner. He owned it 22 years. The last 10 years he owned it, the car had ~2k miles total put on it. The first owner was a GM executive who owned in for 1 year. The second owner(who I purchased it from) was a GM employee and bought it either from the executive directly or through a special program. I have full maintenance history from the 2nd owner. Have factory service manuals, window sticker, promotional material, VHS tape, original floor mats(currently has, I believe, Lloyds embroidered mats), etc.... Has a few accessories(LT4 DIC insert, antenna power switch not installed, static cling clear top shade, clear front license plate cover, door sill protectors, and probably a few other things). The car is a really nice example of a 96 Collector edition and is whole-ly unmolested outside of a very few safety related items I replaced(stainless brake lines). I tried to use factory-replacement AC Delco parts in all other areas.

When I bought the car I brought the maintenance items up to speed:
flushed the radiator fluid(was 18 year old fluid, complete drain by pulling knock sensors from block) with 25/75 Prestone Dexcool/Distilled water/Amsoil coolant boost
replaced 1 knock sensor with AC-Delco replacement(had to destroy it to get it out of the block)
replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses with AC Delco hoses
replaced the thermostat with a Stant 180 degree thermostat
replaced engine oil with Amsoil Signature 5w-30 and Amsoil filter
replaced transmission fluid with Amsoil Synchromesh MTF
replaced rear differential fluid with Amsoil Severe Gear 75w90/sliplock additive
8x NGK TR55 spark plugs
Installed DRM stainless brake lines, DRM brake proportioning spring, flushed system with Amsoil DOT3/4 fluid
flushed clutch fluid
new AC Delco fuel filter
new Trico 20-4 wiper blades(correct blade for this car, does not hit the hood)
mount and balance 4x Toyo R888R 275/40/17 tires(tires on the car were 22 years old). I also detailed the wheels while they were off the car.
replaced serpentine belt with Continental Elite belt

I believe the battery is from 2015 and is an AC Delco battery(I dont have the maintenance record with me right now). The rest of the car is basically from the factory. Original headlights(plastic and not crazed or yellow) work great(sequence up and down at the same time). Original exhaust. Factory plug wires and optispark. Original shocks. Original brakes(except the lines and fluid).

No oil leaks that I can see.

Has a K&N filter from the previous owner. I cleaned and oiled it.

Paint is a 9.5 out of 10. Has a few small rock chips on front bumper, hood, and lower rockers/doors. Sits under a cover in my garage and I know it sat under the cover in the previous owners garage.

Interior is also a 9.5 out of 10. Seats are in great shape. I treated them with Lexol leather cleaner and Nextzett Lederpfledge when I got the car.

Mechanically I believe the car is very sound for a 23 year old car. Doesnt make any odd noises to me. Trans has the typical ZF whine, but otherwise shifts great. Clutch grabs well, no signs of slippage. Parking brake holds firm. A/C blows cold, all modes work as they should.

The PKE may or may not work. I have 1 fob. It doesnt work. The system will go into programing mode(which tells me at least the module in the car is working). I didnt care to spend any money on trying to get the fobs fixed or replaced since the car, for me, was always a pleasure use car. I have both sets of original keys(2 ignition, 2 door).

Looking to get $18,500. Willing to help with delivery/transport of the car.

I thought I had more pictures of the car, but I cant find any. I will get some more taken this week. I have a few from the original sales add last year and a few when I first got the car.

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