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The 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Is Today’s BaT Auction Pick

The 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Is Today's BaT Auction Pick

• Picture yourself in a shiny teal V-8 convertible for less than the price of a Hyundai Accent. This 1992 Corvette C4 has approximately 25,000 miles.

• The car is at auction on Bring a Trailer, and the bid is down to just $9,600 with five days to go.

• Auction ends Monday, March 28.

    At a time when used cars are selling for unacceptable prices, salespeople are keeping a straight face and asking $20,000 for a 1991 Buick Century. Today, we’re pouring Bright Aqua Metallic on that out-of-control fire with the best car that General Motors made in 1992 – and to be honest, most years since 1953: the Corvette. Just in time for warmer rays, this C4 Florida Special could be your tan-roofed cassette-playing ticket to summer fun.

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    We’ve selected other C4 Corvettes on Bring a Trailer (which, like Car and driver, part of Hearst Autos) which made a lot of money. A 1990 ZR-1 sold for $45,500 in February, while last May the record-breaking 1988 Callaway Sledgehammer topped half a million. This entry-level convertible with 25,000 miles might not even touch the Century’s list price, and yet it’s proof that GM knew how to build a world-class car while peddling disposable sedans.

    1992 chevrolet corvette convertible

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    The fourth-generation Corvette, like the Mako Shark C3 before it, lasted a long life. First introduced in 1984 and shelved for 1991, the C4 departed after the 1996 model year. The 1992 model year was memorable for two reasons. It was the millionth Corvette built and introduced the LT1 V8, which had the same 5.7-liter displacement but could finally breathe since the late ’80s. With 300 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque and a manual transmission six-speed, this car’s $40,145 base price in 1992 is equivalent to today’s cash-laden C8.

    1992 chevrolet corvette convertible

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    It was first purchased in Florida and the first owner must have really used the rack; a piece of trim is missing. Since then this Vette has been in Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois and now New Jersey, where it sits with what appears to be a lightly worn tan leather interior. and the C4’s 17-inch flat wheels. Bright Aqua paint is no longer retro now that bright colors have made a triumphant return to high-end sports cars. Just look at the Belize Blue on a McLaren 720S Spider and tell us it’s not inspired by this C4 convertible. Fiberglass, carbon fiber – does it matter when the sun is out and the roof comes off?

    1992 chevrolet corvette convertible

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    1992 chevrolet corvette convertible

    According to Corvsport, only 5,875 convertibles left the Bowling Green plant for the 1992 model year. Hagerty values ​​this car at $9,500 in good condition and over $20,000 in excellent condition. This Corvette may not be the last word among the C4 generation, but at this point we challenge you to find another desirable used sports car that sells for so little money.

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