2001 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
In 1951 a group of Harley Earl's "Special Projects" crew began work on a GM sports car. Bob McLean designed a general layout for the car which was originally code named, "Opel." William Durant, the founder of GM, said a wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1908 inspired the bow tie logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to Detroit. Myron Scott, at the time Chevrolet's Chief photographer, is credited with coming up with the Corvette name, drawing from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette" class.
A C5 or 5th body design, LS 1 Engine convertible Corvette up for consignment. 90,700 miles grace the odometer, and this is believed to be correct actual miles. It is also a documented 1 owner car.
A serious coating of 518F Quicksilver Metallic covers the exterior of this curvaceous car. With a virtual lack of any chrome save for the 4 protruding tailpipes, and the cross flag on the nose and the polished aluminum 5 spoke wheels on all 4 corners, the Quicksilver needs to be the star of this show. A pristine black canvas convertible covers the top, which glides up and down as smoothly as the car rolls down the road.
Beautifully contrasting red leather buckets, red carpet and a black center console and dash add a really nice combination to the all silver exterior. The interior of this car presents in nice condition. The drivers and passenger's seat is power operated, and we can note power windows, power locks, cruise control, a heads up display, and a remote deck lid button. When the top is up, you have the option of dual zone climate control. An AM/FM/CD sound system is installed from the factory. Overall a very nice presentation as it pertains to the interior.
A 5.7 Liter Sequential fuel injection V8 is under the forward tilting hood. A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is attached to the rear of the V8
Overall very clean, with absolutely no rust, and very solid structure underneath. Active handling, and traction control, coupled with 4-wheel independent suspension, and power front and rear disc brakes are noted. A limited slip differential with 2.73 gears works with the C5 coil over shocks to create a smooth ride.
Overall a very nice example of an 18-year-old 'Vette, that has been well cared for. Serious documentation from the original bill of sale, window sticker, and copious amounts of invoices are all perfectly preserved in a booklet. Documentation as such will certainly reflect on how the actual car was taken care of…very nicely, for a very nice Corvette.
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
127499-Sequential Unit Number