This is a cool classic that's 50 years in the making. The exterior looks like a first-year 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, but beneath the custom bodywork is a 2003 Corvette convertible. So you get all the iconic design lines, and it's now backed by a powerful LS1 V8, modern suspension, and all the modern amenities you could want.
Chevrolet did make a 50th anniversary Corvette, but you know this was really the proper way to do it. It's a 2003 convertible that carries the design cues of the car that came a half-century before it. These Commemorative Edition customs were hand-crafted by Advanced Automotive Technologies (AAT) with new body panels to give the C5 convertible a whole new attitude. They really took the time to get the details right. The toothy chrome grille, screens over the headlights, sweeping side trim with jet tails on the fender, and extra long tailfins all instantly recall the first-ever Corvette. We especially love how they incorporated the original tailpipe design to now hold the reverse lights. A thoughtful process like this is also expensive to get looking so good. Not too many people were willing to pay the premium, and so this is number 29 of what is believed only 200 ever produced.
While it's retro on the outside, the inside is all about modern performance and comfort. The black interior combines with the black exterior and black folding roof to create an ultra-desirable triple-black package. The leather bucket seats provide the perfect balance of sports car bolstering and all day comfort padding. This is especially true since both are power adjustable, so you and your passenger can find the perfect luxury position. A proper limited edition car like this also needs to come with all your favorite features. It includes dual zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual airbags, AM/FM/CD stereo (w/ additional CD changer), power windows, power locks, anti-theft system, and keyless entry. There's even the convenient windshield head up display (HUD). Most family-sized convertibles don't even offer a real trunk, but this custom build still retains the C5's good cargo characteristics. So feel free to take this cool retro machine on a weekend getaway for two.
While the first Corvettes almost died off because they were underpowered, you'll never have that problem in this creation. The C5 was a true leap ahead for sportscars when it received the LS1 motor. So it's great to have the original fuel-injected V8 looking so good in this one. It's a versatile V8 that makes for easy driving in everyday situations. But the moment you want a performance machine, it growls to life to deliver a 350 horsepower dominant presence on the streets. This convertible comes with a four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, and a fully independent double-wishbone suspension. It's a total package that makes this collectable a fine companion for everything from the backroads to the morning commute.
This special edition custom build comes with all the right pieces to enjoy as a limited edition classic. It includes build photos, an article on AAT, and the original window sticker. A true retro custom like this strikes the perfect balance between modern performance car and low-numbers classic. So when one convertible has it all, you know you need to hurry to grab it. Call today!!!