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1996 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1996 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1996 Corvette research center.

1996 Corvette Factory Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
1YY07 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 17,167 $37,225.00
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 4,369 $45,060.00
AG1
Power Driver Seat 19,798 $305.00
AG2 Power Passenger Seat 17,060 $305.00
AQ9 Sport Seats 12,016 $625.00
CC2 Auxillary Hardtop (convertible) 429 $1,995.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 3,983 $950.00
24S Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 6,626 $650.00
64S Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe) 2,492 $650.00
F45 Selective Real Time Dampening, electronic 2,896 $1,695.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio 9,801 $50.00
LT4 350 Cubic Inch, 330 Horsepower Engine 6,359 $1,450.00
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission 6,359 $0.00
N84 Spare Tire Delete 986 -$100.00
UJ6 Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator 6,865 -$325.00
U1F Stereo System With CD, Delco-Bose 17,037 $396.00
WY5 Tires, Extended Mobility 4,945 $70.00
Z15 Collector Edition 5,412 $1,250.00
Z16 Grand Sport Package ($2,880 w/convertible) 1,000 $3,250.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package 1,869 $350.00

Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, removable body-color roof panel, a Delco stereo system with cassette, and leather seats were included in the base price.
  • The base engine for the 1996 Corvette was the LT1 small block. In 1996 Corvettes, the engine developed 300 horsepower (net) at 5,000 rpms. The engine torque was rated at 340 lbs. -ft at 3,600 rpm.
  • In 1996, LT1 engines were only mated to automatic transmissions.
  • The automatic transmission had improved friction materials for the intermediate clutch and front/rear bands, improved shift quality and more durable torque converters.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)

  • The base price of the 1991 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible without optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, a Delco stereo system with cassette, and leather seats were included in the base price.
  • The base engine for the 1996 Corvette was the LT1 small block. In 1996 Corvettes, the engine developed 300 horsepower (net) at 5,000 rpms. The engine torque was rated at 340 lbs. -ft at 3,600 rpm.
  • In 1996, LT1 engines were only mated to automatic transmissions.
  • The automatic transmission had improved friction materials for the intermediate clutch and front/rear bands, improved shift quality and more durable torque converters.

Power Driver Seat (AG1)

  • Optional, six-way, adjustable driver seat.

Power Passenger Seat (AG2)

  • Optional, six-way, adjustable passenger seat.

Sports Seats (AQ9)

  • Special sport seats that featured inflatable lumbar support and power-adjusted side bolsters.

Auxiliary Hardtop (convertible) (CC2)

  • An optional, removable hardtop.

Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) (C2L)

  • Included both a tinted, transparent glass top and a painted top.

Removable Roof Panels, blue tint (coupe) (24S)

  • Blue tinted removable glass top.

Removable Roof Panels, bronze tint (coupe) (64S)

  • Bronze tinted removable glass top.

Selective Real Time Damping, Electronic (F45)

  • Electronically controlled suspension with manual ride selection.
  • This option required the installation of power driver (AG1) and power passenger (AG2) seats.
  • It was priced the same as the 1995 Corvette’s Selective Ride Option (RPO FX3) but was considerably different. Using data from wheel travel sensors and the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), a controller calculated the damping mode that would provide optimum control via special shock absorbers.
  • The system could alter each shock individually every 10 to 15 milliseconds. By comparison, previous systems would modify all four shock absorbers simultaneously.

Performance Axle Ratio (G92)

  • Optional performance axle ratio of 3.07:1 or 3.33:1.
  • Was only offered when the Corvette was ordered with an automatic transmission.
  • The actual “Performance Axle Ratio” varied from year to year. The G92 Option was available when ordering either the Corvette or the Camaro throughout the 1980’s and early ’90’s.

350 Cubic Inch, 330 Horsepower Engine (LT4)

  • New version of Chevy’s 350 cubic-inch small block engine.
  • Option RPO LT4 was offered as an option exclusively on the 1996 Corvette.
  • Rated at 330 horsepower, which is 30 horsepower over the LT1 engine, the LT4 had higher engine compression (10.8:1 versus 10.4:1), a new aluminum head design, Crane roller rocker arms, a revised camshaft profile, and other significant engine tweaks.
  • The LT4’s engine redline increased to 6,300 rpm (versus the LT1 which redlined at 5,700 rpm. As a result, all LT4 Corvettes were equipped with an 8,000 rpm tachometer (versus LT1 Corvette’s which were equipped with a 6,000 rpm tachometer.
  • While the LT4 was made available on all variants of the Corvette (including the coupe, convertible, Special Collector’s Edition and the Grand Sport), all LT4 equipped Corvettes required a manual 6-speed transmission (RPO MN6).
  • All LT4 engines had red “Grand Sport” lettering, regardless of the application.

6-Speed Manual Transmission (MN6)

  • An optional, no-cost, 6-speed manual transmission.
  • The six-speed manual transmission was designed jointly by ZF (Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen) and Chevrolet and was initially built by ZF in Germany.
  • A computer-aided gear selection feature bypassed second and third gears (and locked out fifth and sixth) for improved fuel economy when a series of low performance criteria were met.

Spare Tire Delete (N84)

  • Optional deletion of the spare tire.
  • Had to be ordered in conjunction with RPO WY5 (Extended Mobility Tires).
  • This option reduced the 1996 Corvette’s overall weight and included a credit of $100.00

Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator (UJ6)

  • Low tire/air pressure monitoring and warning system.
  • Sensors strapped to each side of the inside of each wheel sent a radio signal to a instrument-panel receiver if pressure in any tire dropped below a preset limit.

Compact Disc Delco-Bose (U1F)

  • 200 watt Delco Bose AM/FM stereo radio with compact disc player.
  • Requires Preferred Equipment Group 1 (PEG 1) (see “NOTES” below for specific information on PEG 1).
  • To discourage theft, the CD player required an electronic security code input after battery disconnect.
  • A power delay feature was added to all models which permitted the stereo system and power windows to operate after the ignition was switched to “off” or “lock”. Power was cut after the driver’s door was opened or after 15 minutes, whichever came first.

Tires, Extended Mobility (WY5)

  • Optional Good Year extended mobility “run-flat” tires.
  • The extended mobility tires had special bead construction to permit use with no air pressure.
  • This option required the installation of RPO UJ6 because if tires were to be run more than approximately fifty miles, damage to the vehicle’s wheel could result. However, the safe driving range was significantly further.
  • This option was not available with the Grand Sport Package Coupe (Z16) or the Performance Handling Package (Z51).

Collector Edition (Z15)

  • Special edition Corvette body package.
  • The Collector Edition Corvette included Sebring Silver exterior paint, 17 inch, 5-spoke wheels painted silver, black brake calipers with silver “Corvette” lettering, special “Collector Edition” body emblems, P255/45ZR17 front and P285/40ZR17 rear tires, and perforated seats with “Collector Edition” embroidered on the head rest.
  • Black, red or gray interiors were available.
  • The soft-top (convertible) top was limited to black on the Collector Edition Corvettes.
  • The Collector Edition Corvette came equipped with the LT4 engine.
  • Total production of the Collector Edition Corvette was 5,412 unites, with 4,031 built as coupes, 1,381 built as convertibles.

Grand Sport Package ($2,880 w/convertible) (Z16)

  • Special edition Corvette body package.
  • The Grand Sport Package included Admiral Blue paint with white stripe, red left-fender hash marks, 17 inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels painted black, black brake calipers with silver “Corvette” lettering, P275/40ZR17 front and P315/35ZR17 rear tires (available on the Coupe only), rear wheel flares (on the Coupe only), black floor mats, and perforated sport seats with “Grand Sport” embroidered on the head rest.
  • The Grand Sport came equipped with the LT4 engine.
  • Interior choices were limited to either all red or a red-black combination.
  • All Corvettes equipped with the Grand Sport option had separate serial number sequences.
  • Total production of the Grand Sport Corvette was 1,000 units, with 810 built as coupes, 190 built as convertibles.

Performance Handling Package (Z51)

  • Special upgrade package that provided improved suspension components.
  • This option included Bilstein shocks, special front and rear springs, stabilizers and bushings, 17×9.5 inch wheels with P275/40ZR17 tires.
  • When purchased on the Grand Sport (Z16) model, this option included 17×11 rear wheels with P315/35ZR17 tires.
  • Required Power Driver and Power Passenger seats when ordered.
  • Was available on Corvettes ordered with either an automatic or manual transmission, but when equipped on an automatic, the performance axle ratio option (G92) was also required.
  • First time this option was available on the Corvette since 1990.

Notes:

      • Even though the 1996 Corvette was the last of its generation, it received AutoWeek magazine’s top spot for the American car in which readers had the most pride, beating out the Dodge Viper (which took second.) (From Auto Week issue date July 1, 1996.)
      • The On-board-diagnostics of the 1996 Corvette were considerably more complex than previous models. The total number of diagnostic codes increased from 60 to 140.
      • Performance Equipment Group 1 (PEG 1) included electronic air conditioning control, Delco-Bose stereo with cassette, and the optional Power Driver Seat (RPO AG1). It added $1,333.00 to the cost of the Corvette.
      • All LT1 and LT4 engines had a new throttle body for 1996.
      • Non USA sales for 1996 included 348 units to Canada, 11 units to Mexico, and 172 global exports.

1996 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Color Options

CODE EXTERIOR TOTAL SOFT TOP INTERIOR COLOR OPTIONS
05 Dark Purple Metallic 320 Beige, Black, White Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
10 Arctic White 3,210 Beige, Black, White Black, Light Beige, Light Grey, Red
13 Sebring Silver Metallic 5,412 Black Black, Light Grey, Red
28 Admiral Blue 1,000 White Black, Red/Black
41 Black 3,917 Beige, Black, White Black, Light Beige, Light Grey, Red
43 Bright Aqua Metallic 357 Beige, Black, White Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
45 Polo II Green Metallic 2,414 Beige, Black Black, Light Beige
53 Competition Yellow 488 Beige, Black, White Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
70 Torch Red 4,418 Beige, Black, White Black, Light Beige, Light Grey

Exterior Colors

1996 Corvette Colors

Interior Colors

1996 Corvette Colors Interior