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Corvette Of The Day: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport “The Grandest Sport”

Denver Corvette dealer Purifoy Chevrolet collaborated with two successful Corvette tuners, John Greenwood and Doug Rippie Motorsports, to create “The Grandest Sport” out of a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.

Using the last of only three body kits made by Greenwood for the C4 Grand Sport-based Greenwood G-350 and G-500 series, Purifoy added aerodynamic lower body pieces, larger front fender vents, front and rear spoilers, and a rear diffuser.

The car retains its Admiral Blue paint with White stripes and Red leather interior, and features Fiske forged wheels and Michelin tires, as well as a Rippie-tuned suspension.

Under the hood, the Grand Sport’s original LT4 350/330 HP engine was swapped out for a Rippie-built 383 CI stroker with custom tuned exhaust for increased power output of 493 horsepower.

Source: Mecum Auctions