Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Longtime Corvette plant manager Wil Cooksey was known for his passion for the storied vehicle. A member of the Corvette Hall of Fame and as enthusiastic a brand ambassador as there ever was, he was thoroughly liked by his workers during his tenure, while also known to conduct on the spot evaluations of his plant's output that would, at times, result in a given part getting tossed, because Wil saw something that just didn't pass muster. To commemorate his retirement, his crew got together to create a special edition Corvette model bearing a one of a kind color combination, unique wheels and special interior appointments. This 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Wil Cooksey Edition is the result of their inspiration and efforts.
Because of its great looks, one could scarcely go wrong with a Z06 in ANY configuration, but the special edition touches, namely the outstanding Crystal Red Metallic exterior that's ornamented by a tapered black stripe down the center of its hood with commemorative "427" on each side, really DID turn out to be as exceptional as those loyal crew members had intended. It's on great display here, as this 'Vette has been extremely well protected over its lifetime. With that care, and the aid of barely perceptible layers of 3M protectant film on its front end and rear fenders, accounting for its museum-quality appearance. Every bit a worthy contender to its European counterparts both in terms of aesthetics and sheer power, this really is a great looking, refined car. The exterior is all about graceful curvature - even the side mirrors look as if they've been sculpted - and the combination of its ultra-aerodynamic presence and slight incline from front to back, as if coiled to strike, gives it the appearance of moving at a high rate of speed even when standing still.
The special edition black and gray interior appears as if it has seldom seen occupants, showing almost no wear at all. Surprisingly roomy and very comfortable even if it weren't a sports car, this is a great driver's environment. The high backed two-tone buckets have deep bolsters to hold you in place while attacking corners, and a low-slung shifter sits within easy reach in an inspired center console accented with carbon fiber that matches the exterior. All the comfort-forward options you'd want are right here, including a climate control system still very much at the top of its game, a steering column that both telescopes and tilts, cruise control, heated power seats and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD system that also features Satellite Radio connectivity. The trunk area in back is impressively clean and lined with an unwrinkled and unstained swath of gray carpeting bearing a Z06 logo.
No mere icon, this is a world-class performer. The 427-cubic inch engine underneath that lengthy hood carries no less than 505 horsepower. Connected to its 6-speed manual transmission, the powerplant endows this 'Vette with spectacular abilities - clocking well under 4.0 seconds from 0-60, a sub 12-second quarter-mile time and a top speed of just under 200mph. By any measure, rarified air. You'll notice the custom dipped covers in the engine bay adding a splash of flair, but if you prefer, the stock originals also come with the car. This show-stopping American sports car sits on a set of special edition Spider polished aluminum wheels - 18" in front, 19" in back - outfitted with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
Looking for a special edition American sports car that really IS special by any measure? You have to check out this 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Wil Cooksey Edition. Call today!
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