click on the link to find the Grand Sport Registry.
1996 Grand Sport Corvette in the Admiral Blue with white center stripe and 2 red fender hash marks. One owner with 45K on it. This model came with the black interior but you could get it with a red interior.
GM made 1000 units all with a special VIN number. This is number 330 of the 1000 units built. This is the last year for the C4 Corvette generation.
This is what the ALLEN'S Exhaust unit looks like from EBay, great person to deal with. Even gives a Corvette Discount. We need all the help we can get.
If you recall from the 60's GM had a CHAMBERED EXHAUST system you could order on like the 1969 Z28 and the exhaust looks like someone went nuts with a hammer and just bent the pipe here and there all the way front to back. This is just a short section of Chambered Exhaust which ACTS like the muffler.
azmusclecar on Jan 2, 2021 said:
George, No I have never had this Corvete on the track neither drag or road course.
I come from learning from my first 1965 Mercury Comet 289 4 speed, if it breaks, it's going to cost a lot to fix. Motor mounts, syncros, valve jobs, lost oil pressure is among the history.
So my days of track and drag are behind me. This Grand Sport handles sweet on the mountain twisties from Payson to Phoenix. It sticks like peanut butter to an old wool Army blanket.
My revs are limited to 5K to 5.5K No more speed shifting. At age 70 I'm happy to have a knee that can still work a clutch.
This Corvette has some old school in it yet has a few nannies that can save this old man's arse should I think my youth returned with a bad decision.
I did reach 138 mph at Las Vegas Speedway in a Richard Petty Driving Experience track car.
And Richard Petty was there to autograph my photo. When I told him I'm available to drive, he said great Rob, we are looking for a tractor trailer driver.
Uhhhh, so I did drive rig for him for 9 months while his full time driver had surgery. Great experience, but hated over the road trucking.
Not my cup of tea.
Happy New Year to all.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Jan 8, 2021 said:
Well Richard Petty went by the nickname KING, Dave, I will allow you to call me, Robert the Great. Sort of goes with the Scottish heritage and nobility of which I have none but wish I did.
When I worked for THE KING, I also worked on the pit crew to add to my credentials.
Yes, and I wanted you to know there were always people around trying to steal memorabilia.
If caught they were charged with:
Buh Dump Dump .... I crack myself up at times.
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azmusclecar on Mar 1, 2021 said:
Oh my, this will be fun.
I hope I pass so I can get into the Pumper Humper's Hall of Fame.
Remember the service bell at the gas station? You look to see what car needs servicing so you make a mad dash to the driver's window. 57 Chevrolet? NO PROBLEMO. 58 Oldsmobile: PEACE OF CAKE 58 Pontiac Bonnevile? No sweat Chet! 56 Imperial Hampton: Pass side tailight. 57 Cadillac Coupe Deville: Flip up the tailights 58 Lincoln Continental: Way too easy.
Well let me go take the test and see how well I do.
This test should be easier than the one where they ask if a train leaves Chicago going 25 mph headed east and another train leaves Pittsburgh headed west at 30 mph which one will get to the Indianapolis first? MY ANSWER: I DON'T USE TRAINS. I drive my car.
The teacher obligingly placed an F on my test paper.
Wish me luck.
I guess he was a train person.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Mar 1, 2021 said:
I am having humble pie for lunch...see unlike the cartoon character Yogi who was smarter than the average bear, I only scored 76.
Wow...maybe I best get my affairs in order before anymore gray matters slips into the TWILIGHT ZONE.
Truly enjoyed the test, thanks for creating.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on May 8, 2021 said:
Great article you posted Rob on the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport celebrating it's 25th Anniversary by Hemmings.
I see you have 1 of 810 Coupes that were made of 1000 total counting the convertibles. I wonder how many are still around of the 1000. Regards, Mario[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on May 9, 2021 said:
Thanks Mario, this 25th Anniversary sort of snuck up on me. I hope to someday find a good beautician to apply a new coat of makeup to the ol gal. Her clear coat is thin and her color has faded. But shes always ready to go have fun with a turn of the key. I had a painter all lined up but then Covid hit and the shop closed down and so Im back to square one. I just want a nice refresh for her. In fact looking in the mirror I personally need a refresh too. I asked the woman cutting my hair the other day if she could cut it to make me look younger.
She replied: Im a beautician, NOT A MAGICIAN.!!
She had sharp scissors and a razor in her hand. I felt it was best if I just sat quietly after that.
Get out and enjoy life today by sharing a smile with someone who lost theirs.
Rob[Reply to this comment]