2006 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 1928 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.
Fast forward to 2006 and this C6 version putting out 400hp and has the first exposed headlights since 1962. From Bowling Green, this Corvette presents in very good condition with a mere consigner stated 26,103 miles. This car is a convertible and drives smoothly.
Very nice Machine Silver Metallic covers the exterior of this open headlight fiberglass car. A black convertible top also in good condition can be raised and lowered with ease automatically. 5 spoke polished wheels are noted all around, and some bling from the rear in the form of dual exhausts peeking out from the center rear.
With a nicely contrasting color to the Metallic Silver exterior, we are met with red leather buckets, and matching red leather door panels. Tastefully mixed with dark vinyl the dash shows a hint of the red at the bottom, and mixes in red and gray for the center console. Seat heaters, climate control, a single disc CD player with the standard AM/FM/radio, anti-skid button mode, power windows, power locks and power seats with 2 position memory, make this red interior even more spicy! A note about the fiberglass cowling covering the convertible top as well as the flying dual flags on a vertical panel directly under it…..go back to the late 1950's and early 1960's Corvettes, and note this very same style setup…shall we say back to the future?? One more note about the black carpeting covering the floor...beautiful!
A 6.2 Liter V8 with electronic fuel injection can be seen emblazoned with LS2 logos and is attached to a 6-speed manual transmission.
With the use of many lightweight materials, we see no corrosion, no surface rust, and all structurally sound framing and floorpans. 4-wheel power disc brakes are seen, and this C6's suspension consists of independent unequal-length double wishbones with transverse fiberglass mono-leaf springs.
With its beautiful red leather interior mating with the Metallic Silver exterior, it does not get any better than this with the color combination. The low mileage is an attraction, as well as a clean overall engine bay, and well performing engine and transmission, this open headlamp version of the C6 is a turnkey sports car awaiting action.
6- Manul Seatbelts, Front & Side Airbags
U-364 CUI V8 400 HP
5-Bowling Green KY Assy Plant
130745-Sequential Unit Number