An unusually clean, showroom-type look on a car that first saw asphalt 18 years ago? It's no illusion. This 2001 Chevrolet Corvette convertible has only logged 49,370 miles in its lifetime - just under five years of driving, by most standards - and has never strayed far from home to encounter salted roads or other corrosive influences.
Its black exterior is a stunner - it's a pulse-quickening shade that provides maximum visual impact on a car whose sleek aerodynamic shape attracts attention to begin with. As you draw closer, you'll see the paint is in great shape, with no evidence of major mishaps to dampen your enthusiasm, only a wet-looking shine and even coloring from front to back. It's not perfect but shows very little wear and tear and you can't help but notice just how even the gaps between its body panels are, and how the curvature of its front fenders meets the top line of the doors with no visible variation. No doubt, your first inclination is to picture yourself behind the wheel, carving canyon corners with the top down on a sunny day, but when the weather won't cooperate, its black convertible top is in good shape, sealing well to keep you protected and featuring a glass window in back that's armed with a defroster to keep it clear.
The black leather interior beckons you to climb behind the wheel. Its shade would normally make it susceptible to the ravages of the sun, but there's no evidence of UV damage to be found on those plush seats. The ergonomically designed front buckets don't show much wear either, and their bolsters still perform as intended to keep you in place while bearing into turns. As you put this Corvette through its paces, you'll no doubt appreciate its inventive heads up display - all the functions you'd want to keep tabs on are conveniently projected onto the lower windshield, eliminating the need to look down at the gauges in the cluster. The comfort features you'd want in a daily driver are all here, including air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD player, a steering column that both tilts and telescopes into the perfect position, cruise control and power windows, door locks and seats. Driver and passenger airbags provide an added measure of safety and the onboard anti-theft system will help ensure that this great-looking car doesn't make any unintended departures. The storage area in back is just as tidy as you could want, with a well-vacuumed expanse of carpet lining its floor.
Raise the hood and you'll find that the years have also been kind to the occupants of the very clean engine compartment that shows not a wire out of place and fresh-looking hoses. Everything remains in its original configuration here - there's not much of a temptation to make changes with the arsenal of top-notch components this Chevy started out with. A 5.7 liter LS1 engine partners with a 4-speed automatic transmission to make up a low-effort, high reward drivetrain that, with just 49,370 miles on the odometer, is just now broken in and hitting its peak. Power steering and 4-wheel anti-lock power disc brakes make this open air 'Vette a nimble performer that can stop on a dime. This American sports car sits on a set of chrome Corvette wheels - 17” in front and 18” in back - wrapped with blackwall tires.
The weather is getting warmer, making this 2001 Chevrolet Corvette convertible all the more inviting. With lots of maintenance records showing off a life of careful ownership, this C5 is ready to hit the road for years to come. Call today!