With just a little over 52,000 miles on its odometer and an original bill of sale sitting in its glove box alongside a collection of maintenance receipts, this 2004 Chevrolet Corvette convertible has reaped the benefits of being well-cared for and conscientiously sheltered. It's looking and running great and would be a great score for any fan of exhilarating, top-down motoring.
Dressed in Magnetic red - certainly an apt description - this 'Vette will grab your attention right away. It's carrying a sharp looking, metallic shade that complements the conformation of this low-slung performer nicely and, with it having had the obvious benefit of being carefully protected from the elements, it shows no fading or unevenness. Fifth generation Corvettes like this one represented some significant improvements over their predecessors in terms of aerodynamics and weight distribution, and you can see from its curvature, sharply angled windshield and pronounced but stylish incline as it rises from front to back just how effortlessly it would cut through the wind. When viewed from the front, its flip up headlights look especially clear when raised, and sit nice and flush when lowered. As exhilarating as its top down experience is, for those occasions when the weather isn't cooperative, a beige cloth convertible top sporting a clear glass window in back sits ready to rise up and protect you from the elements.
The beige leather interior has come through the years in fine shape. As far as color, it's a great match for the exterior and when you get up close, you'll appreciate the quality of the leather it features. The high-backed buckets have retained their form well and have plenty of life left in them, offering a good balance of comfort for everyday driving and support for inspired corner-carving. Chevy has always put an emphasis on equipping its true American sports car with inspired, driver-centric cockpits and this one is no exception. The black dash area contrasts well with the light oak that sits underneath it and the array of gauges in its instrument cluster are well laid out. Get behind the wheel, fire up the engine and hit the road, and you'll see that this 'Vette also features a heads-up display - an outstanding option that allows you to view essential motoring functions projected onto the lower windshield. The comfort features you'd want in a daily driver are all on hand, including air conditioning that's at the top of its game, an AM/FM/CD player, tilt steering, cruise control and power windows, power door locks and power seats. The storage area in back looks as if it's seen very little action in its time.
Even after witnessing just how well looked after this 'Vette has been, you'll likely be impressed with the clean order of its engine compartment. Every surface you come across - from the gun metal gray of the engine's branded valve covers to the induction system sitting up front to feed the engine a supply of cold, dense air - looks as if it's just been steam cleaned. The drivetrain affords just the compelling, hands-on driving experience an agile performer like this deserves, in the form of a 5.7 liter LS1 V8 joining forces with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission. The engine is good for 350 horsepower and sounds great as it sings into its dual exhaust. Smooth power steering combines with power disc brakes at all four corners to provide this drop top with easy navigation and dependable, fade-resistant stopping power.
Looking to get behind the wheel of an iconic Chevy performer that's still at the top of its game? You have to check out this 2004 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Call today!