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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
In 1953, when GM executives were looking to name the new Chevrolet sports car, assistant director for the Public Relations department Myron Scott suggested Corvette after the small maneuverable warship-and the name was approved. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept and was followed ten years later by the 1963 second generation, in coupe and convertible styles. Originally manufactured in Flint, Michigan, as well as St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette has been manufactured since 1981 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Corvette has since become widely known as "America's Sports Car." Automotive News said that after 'starring' in the early 1960s television show Route 66, the Corvette became synonymous with freedom and adventure," ultimately becoming both "the most successful concept car in history and the most popular sports car in history".
For consignment, a 2005 Corvette C6 version with the exception of the sound system, an all original car with low mileage (20,532). Victory Red for the exterior, and let's take the lap to celebrate our victory! Throw in a sexy gray leather interior with just a few red highlights and we are going to steer this nimble warship down a curved back road and see what she does.
Victory Red bathes the fiberglass on this beautiful factory C6. Clean integrated plastic covers head and taillights to give the car a more menacing and aero look. A Corvette cove is there on the front quarter, right out of 1954. A beautifully sculpted hood is on and flips forward to reveal the engine bay. Noted on top is a black canvas convertible top complete with a glass rear window, and this is power actuated. Out back are the iconic round taillights and a cluster of quad exhaust tips sounding out of the center of the rear of this car. 19-inch 5-spoke wheels with low profile rubber surrounding them, and let's go do some carving of curves. When the top is down a nicely dual eyebrow curved fiberglass tonneau tucks the top in and conforms to the seat backs. As an added bonus there is a dealer installed rear windscreen that comes with the car.
A swing of the doors and we are bowled over by light and dark gray molded panels which have door pulls that also house the power windows, mirrors and locks. A large Bose speaker is on the inside tucked into the door panel. Planting ourselves into the high back gray leather buckets, which take you and push you firmly into the cockpit ready for the take off! You can grab on to the ergonomically designed steering wheel which is wrapped in black leather with stitching and peer into the gauge cluster which is all white LED backlit analog displays with red pointers. In the center of the dash is mounted a screen which controls all radio, CD, phone, Bluetooth, and USB functions at the touch of your finger. Below is a temp controller with digital display. The lower console houses the shift lever and anti-skid push button. Also, the handbrake and a nifty console mounted glovebox. Black carpet for the floors all clean and ready to rub your toes into.
An original 364ci V8 can put out 400 horses. It has EFI and a Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission. All looking very clean under the sculpted hood. On back is a 3.42 Limited slip rear axle.
Rust free and all covered up with ground effects panels, we can note C6 suspension on front and rear, as well as power disc brakes all around, and stainless steel exhaust.
Top down, spirits up, and foot to the floor (well, not right away) it was off to the test track. This car has great acceleration, handles like it's on rails, and stops on a dime. All the functions were working just fine, and rowing the gears made me feel like Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel.
A touch of originality, low mileage and 2 owners. All looking perfectly wrapped up sans the bow. A convertible, a great sound system, and the throaty exhaust sounds good and plays a nice tune too!
34-2 Door Convertible
6-Manual Belts, Front Airbags & Side Airbags
U-364ci V8 400hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
120495-Sequential Unit Number
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