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Autotrader Find: 1993 Chevy Corvette Convertible With 1,000 Miles

If you’re looking for the ultimate well-preserved C4 Chevrolet Corvette, you may have found it. What you see here is a 1993 Chevy Corvette Convertible that’s traveled just 1,042 miles from new — an absolutely amazing feat, as few people sought to preserve the C4, and very few are left in such time capsule condition.

This particular C4 Corvette is finished in dark red with a dark red leather interior, and it uses an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, this particular ad doesn’t show any interior photos of the Corvette, but it’s an impressively well-preserved vehicle from the outside, and the interior is likely the same. The ad notes that this is a 40th Anniversary model, which was a special edition in 1993 finished only in these colors with some “40th Anniversary” badging around the interior and exterior.

So how does a 1993 Corvette manage to drive only 1,000 miles in 25 years? Obviously, someone thought this car would gain some value one day — and it is indeed much more valuable than most other C4 Corvette models. According to the Carfax report, it was sold new in California in September 1993, and by 2016 — when it moved along to its second owner — it had traveled just 219 miles, meaning the first owner truly never drove it. Since then, a second and third owner added all the additional miles, bringing the total to around 1,000.

Now it’s offered for sale by Corvette Mike, a Corvette specialist dealership in Orange County, California, where it’s listed for $28,500 — not a bad figure for what’s effectively a brand-new C4 Corvette.

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  1. The interior picture is of a C5, not a C4.

    Regardless no way this is worth $28,500. I always liked C4s but for one to cost more than $10,000 more than a nice C5 or even with C6 money is downright stupid. They were never that great of car when new and definitely not now.

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