1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Corvettes didn't always call Kentucky home. In 1953, the first 300 were built by hand in Flint, Michigan, just after General Motors unveiled the Corvette as a “dream car” in the Motorama show in New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. The following year, production moved to St. Louis. In June of 1981, Corvette production transferred from St. Louis to Bowling Green, Kentucky. The facility has remained the exclusive home of the Corvette for over 30 years. Known around the world as America's sports car, the Corvette exemplifies the definition of innovation.
For consignment Classic Auto Mall's sole example of a 1999 Corvette. With over 55 models representing nearly every year, this is the 1999! An original two owner car, played with, then neatly put away for the next time, we now have a low original mileage (46,030) car that has led a good life, and is now offered for another's enjoyment.
Near perfect Torch Red fiberglass is draped over the high-performance chassis of this car. Hidden headlights, and integrated bumpers provide the aero package that can whisk you down the highway with just a touch of the throttle. A black convertible top, which functions flawlessly is in very nice condition, and has a clear glass rear window. This style Corvette wins the award for best rear styling with the round imbedded taillights, and the quad exhaust piercing out the center of the integrated rear bumper. 17” 5 spoke polished wheels are upfront and 18” in the rear.
Sporty black leather buckets grab you with a sit inside. Black door panels with nearly every power control one could want border these buckets. Leather is in good condition with a few wrinkles, and areas of wear, but very presentable. A heads-up display, along with cruise control, a power memory seat, power telescoping steering wheel all wrapped up in a curved dash that presents very clean. Black carpet floods the floors and is in very nice condition. Ride control and active handling knobs are conveniently located just behind the shift lever.
A well-manicured 345hp 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 is seen with a front flip of the hood. This has EFI, and a T56 6-speed manual transmission attached. The 3.42 upgraded rear axle configuration, and active handling package handle the power this active mill produces.
Extreme clean sums it up underneath looking very close to showroom with a touch of patina from just plain old enjoying this fine sports car. C5 Corvette suspension all around as are 4-wheel power disc brakes. A stainless steel Borla exhaust system is noted.
An extremely quick starter, and runner. This LS1 V8 can push this car very quickly up to speed, and due to the comfortable interior, even with the top down, it is hard to tell exactly how fast you are really traveling. Overall a good driving experience, and easy manual shifter. All the power options are functional, and the stereo sounds fab!
The ONLY 1999 Corvette currently in inventory, and this one is well cared for, played with and nicely put away in a temp controlled garage, well maintained, and is just a fun car to drive. Nothing like being low to the ground and taking a corner like it is not even there...Wild!
3-2 Door Convertible
2-Manual Belts, Front Air Bags
G-5.7L V8 LS1
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
117607-Sequential Unit Number
IMPORTANT RPO CODES
GU6-3.42 Axle Ratio
JL4-Active Handling System