2001 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The Corvette crossed flag logo originally started out by using an American Flag, crossed with a checkered flag. Federal law prohibits the use of the flag in any advertising, so they had to come up with another flag. Chevrolet being of french origin, decided to use the French symbol for peace, the Fleur-de-lis, with the checkered flag. Over the years it has gone through many iterations, but the basic principles still exist.
For consignment a C5 Corvette with a LS 1 engine in good condition.
Bathed in Quicksilver all panels are straight and true, and the gaps are good, as expected for fiberglass. A black power convertible top floats up and down with silent ease. We note a much more rounded design, almost bulbous for this generation, with indented side panels with an air intake in the front quarters. Standard polished aluminum wheels are all around, and 4 sweet sounding chromed exhaust pipes exit center stage in the rear. A little bling added on are the red brake calipers.
Utilizing black leather, curvaceous buckets are form fitted to the driver and passenger and sit in front of a black dash which is showing the same undulating curvature, all the while housing key analog but backlit instrumentation. A digital odometer reads 34,512 original miles, putting this car in low mileage clocked territory. Other features seen are an AM/FM/CD player radio, power windows, power locks, climate control, an active handling mode button, and a heads-up display. Black thick pile carpeting which floods the floors, and the rear storage area, accessible with the large curved glass pane lifting.
An electronic fuel injected 5.7 Liter V8 is attached to a Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel is delivered by electronic injection.
I could use the word showroom here and for an undercarriage even with low miles one sees some signs usage, however this undercarriage is pristine. Independent suspension and power disc brakes are seen all around.
A low mileage well cared for and maintained C5 that runs like a clock is in overall very nice condition and performs as expected. With 350hp for 2001, the Corvette was making a comeback from the emissions regulation years, and this one is a silvery shining example.
5-Bowling Green KY Assy Plant
107737-Sequential Unit Number