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Just a few Corvette Grand Sport facts.

By TerryO

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Yes they sure are sharp looking aren't they. You know these are a limited eddition of only 1,000 made. They called them the 1996 Grand Sport. You see in 1963 Zora Arkus Duntov, the head of the Corvette engineering and racing devision, built five 1963 Grand Sport Corvettes. At that time GM pulled out of the automobile racing sport and no more Grand Sport Corvettes were ever made until 1996. In 1996 the C4 Corvette was in its last year before the C5 Corvette was introduced. Gm wanted to do something special before the end of the C4. The Grand Sport was reintroduced for the first time since 1963 and only 1,000 of them were built. They were all Blue with a wide white stripe down the middle and red hash stripes on the front left fender. And they all had the LT4 at 330 net HP rated even though they had a little bit more (353) GM didn't want the LT4 hp rating to eclipse the new C5's LS1's 345 hp rating. And last but not least, they all came with a 6 speed manual transmissions in them. Better get one now ya'll because they are only getting more and more valuable :-).

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