Here is our 1994 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in Copper Metallic. Ten different exterior colors were available for '94, with only 116 of the 23,000+ Corvettes painted in this color, easily making the rarest color offered. In fact, when producing these cars in the Bowling Green factory, Chevrolet determined it would be especially difficult to match this color consistently on the various body panels. After only three days, the decision was made to pull the plug on this color after only 91 coupes, 24 convertibles, and possibly one ZR1 were built.
The engine for the base Corvette was a 5.7L 350 CI V8 powerplant making 300 horsepower. The choices for transmissions included a four-speed automatic, or a six-speed manual transmission. Not much changed for 1994 from the previous year. A sequential fuel injection system was added, which helped idle, throttle response, and drivability. The ignition system was revised, helping cold weather start-ups. Also, it marked the first year for Corvette’s first electronically controlled automatic transmission. On the outside, nothing was changed outside of the addition of this Copper Metallic exterior color along with Admiral Blue.
Our car is an outstanding Copper Metallic Coupe with only 19 original miles. It was sold new at Classic Chevrolet in Bellevue, PA for a total price of $39,419. Options include the Bronze removable roof panel, four-speed automatic transmission, the Delco/Bose music system with a CD player, and a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat. We are happy to have this rarely seen Copper Metallic coupe in the museum collection.