Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1991 Chevrolet Corvette with only 29k miles from new.

It seems like many people have forgotten that, when it was introduced, the C4 Corvette was the best handling and one of the fastest cars in the world. For the first time Chevrolet had truly designed a Corvette that was capable of taking on, and often beating, the best that Europe had to offer. It was a clean slate design with nothing carried over from Corvettes of the past and yet still had the design language intact in a way that made you know it was a Corvette even if you were seeing it for the first time. The C4 got better as years went on and was always considered a world class sports car in the era. Despite this, the C4 Corvette in all of its forms represents the best bargain on all of Corvette cars and one of the best bargains in the entire segment of 1980s and ’90s sports cars.

The 1991 Corvette featured here is described as a car that has covered only 29,035-mile from new. It was originally sold new by Mente Chevrolet in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and comes with 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, a Delco/Bose AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo, and a Bosch anti-lock braking system. It is finished in factory Dark Red Metallic and equipped with a body-color removable roof panel over a Saddle leather interior.

The seller states that the exterior condition of this car is excellent. They disclose that it has received a replacement front bumper. It features retractable halogen headlights, integrated fog lamps, vented front fenders, a body-color fiberglass removable roof panel, and quad exhaust outlets. Brass gears have been installed in the motors for the pop-up headlights. In addition the aluminum 17-inch factory “saw blade” style wheels are wrapped in 275/40 Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

The interior looks to be as nice as the exterior as well. Described by the seller as optioned with six-way power-adjustable Saddle leather bucket seats, matched to the door panels, lower dash sections, and carpeting. Features include embroidered floor mats, heated power mirrors, power windows, power locks, power steering, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a Delco/Bose AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo. A speaker amplifier was replaced in 2023. As this Corvette is a 1991 model, it features the revised C4 dash which includes a digital speedometer, digital fuel gauge, a analog 6,000-rpm tachometer, and gauges for the oil pressure, oil temperature, coolant temperature, and voltage. The digital odometer reads 29,039 miles, which lines up with the most recent figure of 28,707 miles recorded on the CARFAX report in 2023.

Under the hood you can see how the C4 evolved over time, as this 1991 model features the Chevrolet L98 5.7-liter V8 with Tuned-Port Fuel Injection that was rated at 245 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque when new. This gave it a 5.3 second 0-60 time and a 1/4 mile of only 13.9 seconds, both very quick for the era and still respectable today. Maintenance in 2024 includes the replacement of the belt tensioner and the installation of a battery shutoff switch. In 2023, the alternator, fuel filter, air filter, oil, thermostat, and coolant were changed. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a console-shifted four-speed automatic transmission.

This looks to be a truly great example of a 1991 C4 Corvette that has been extremely well cared for and fully documented and serviced. The seller closes by stating that the CARFAX report begins in 1991 and shows ownership in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, and California. An emissions inspection was performed in March 2023. An accident involving a rear-end collision with another vehicle that resulted in minor damage to the front end of this Corvette was recorded in 2019 which explains the replacement front bumper. The seller has provided a video showing the engine, exterior, interior, and a start-up. The car will come with a cover, a build sheet, an owner’s manual, two sets of keys, and a window sticker showing an original vehicle price of $35,514.

These C4 Corvette have quietly moved up in value in the last few years as people have become aware of what a great value they represent in both the Corvette and sports car market. If I were in the market for a Corvette I would seriously consider bidding on this example.

The auction for this 1991 Chevrolet Corvette coupe ends Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT).

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