Polo is one of the world’s oldest known team sports. It is believed to have originated in the 6th century BC and is played on horseback. Did lush green polo fields inspire the Corvette designers who created the color palette for the C4? Maybe one of our readers can shed some light on the matter.
“This C4 has been owned and adult-driven in the state of Illinois since new with a clean Carfax,” the listing says. The odometer shows just 38,692 miles, which puts this car in low-mileage turf for being 30 years old.
Speaking of “turf,” this color is technically called “Polo Green II Metallic.” I did some investigation around the internet, and the shade seems to have originated in 1990. It’s a fantastic color and not something frequently seen on a sports car. Worth noting, one of the websites I referenced showed that there were two other greens offered for 1993: Dark Green Gray Metallic and Medium Green Pearl Metallic.
Power for this high-performance drop-top comes from an LT1 300-horsepower fuel-injected 5.7-liter V8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission. While mostly stock in terms of its equipment, the seller states that the car has an upgraded Borla exhaust system, a Centerforce performance clutch, and newer R134a air conditioning refrigerant. Recent service included an oil change, a new battery, replacement window seals, and fresh fluids.
Accompanying the car is the original window sticker; the standard vehicle price for this ‘Vette was $41,195, but there were a few options added. The first was the Preferred Equipment Group with electronic air conditioning, a Delco/Bose audio system, and a six-way driver seat. In addition, the car received leather bucket seats, a low tire pressure warning system, and a six-way passenger seat. The price tag ended up at $44,579. When adjusted for inflation, that comes out to $94,954. That’s a hefty chunk of change.
The C4 was phased out of production in 1996, with the last unit rolling off the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly line on June 20 of that year. Hey… Bowling Green. That’s yet another reference to “green” that could have played into the design team’s color-brainstorming session.
The asking price is $18,495 for this clean green machine.