Last of the Gen2 SBC: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette LT4

Everybody with a keyboard raves about LS-this, LS-that, but before the Gen III small block ruled the V8 scene there was a little cast iron beast called the Gen II small block that used the prefix LT to designation it was Little and Tough. Out of all of the Gen II SBCs, the LT1 is certainly the most recognizable, but in 1996 GM created a special high-performance version they called the LT4 that was only used in a limited few Corvettes, Camaros, and Firebirds (sorry Roadmaster enthusiasts!!). With higher lift cams, high compression, alloy roller-rockers, and trick intake (hollow) and exhaust (sodium-filled), the LT4 was conservatively rated at 330 horsepower and 340 ft-lbs of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual makes for the fastest C4 Corvette that wasn’t equipped with twin turbos or the monster Lotus-designed DOHC LT5. And for some strange reason, these things are still cheap compared to most of the RadWood era sports cars. Find this 1996 Chevrolet Corvette LT4 offered for $17,000 in Lexington, NC via craigslist. Tip from Spencercat.

From the seller:

1996 Chevy Corvette
VIN: 1G1YY2254T5110307
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 84000
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
I’m selling my 96 lt4 corvette
Excellent condition inside and out 84k miles
No smoke no leaks runs and drives Excellent. Wood grain interior, All factory except Borla exhaust. Comes with glass and hard top and emergency top if you get caught in the rain with top off. Includes car cover. I’ve installed new head lights, brakes and shocks. Also brand new tires and wheels.
Price is negotiable after you’ve examined the car. Low ballers will be ignored. Shown by appt only. I’m a over the road truck driver so I’m only home once a week.

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