There are a ton of special-edition Corvettes out there, but perhaps none more obscure than the 1986 Malcolm Konner Edition C4. With just 50 units produced, it's incredibly rare, and the signature dual-tone paint will make it a standout among the Cars & Coffee Corvette crowd. But who exactly is Malcolm Konner, and why did Chevrolet give him his own Corvette?
Konner owned and operated a Chevy dealership bearing his name for over 20 years during the 1960s and 1970s in Paramus, New Jersey, according to . He focused heavily on Corvettes, racking up the most units sold of any dealership in the nation and forming close relationships with the higher-ups at Chevrolet.
Upon his death in 1983, the Konner family asked GM if it could build a special edition Corvette to commemorate Malcolm's life. "No division of GM had ever created a special-edition option to honor a specific dealer," , "so the Konners were pleasantly surprised when Chevrolet agreed to do it."
All 50 examples were equipped with commemorative edition badges, graphite leather upholstery, and a unique dual-tone black and silver beige paint job. Of the 50 cars, 20 were equipped with a manual transmission. Ten of the manual cars and ten of the automatic cars were further equipped with the C4's Z51 performance package.
This particular example with an asking price of $14,995. The three-owner car has just 40,407 miles on the clock. If you're looking for an ultra-rare collector Corvette you can actually afford, this one's got your name on it.