213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
The 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe (FRC) was the one built for serious drivers, and so it only gets better when it's done in an intimidating all-black package. So when you combine the full midnight appearance with the 345hp LS1 V8, sports suspension, and a six-speed, you know you've got a car built for pure power intimidation.
The sleek lines of the coupe look excellent with the seamless roof lines and a long rear deck that helped finish the rear fender's curves. Plus, enthusiasts recognize the fixer roof coupe's silhouette almost instantly. It was the perfect setup where the C5 was built to be strong convertible from day one, and a fixed hardtop took away bulky folding roof items. So when you can take away 75 pound AND add rigidity, it's a no-brainer. Still, not everyone was this focused on performance, and only around 6% of this year's production were FRCs. So when you have low numbers on a car made for added performance, that makes a great recipe for collectability. That's especially true when this coupe was also born in such a predatory black. The car has been driven and enjoyed, but the finish still retains a shine that will make people take notice when you pass them. Plus, the shining upgraded exhaust tips and polished C6 wheels are nice additions that break up the darkness with added flair.
The interior continues this car's dark side attitude as it introduces you to a true driver's environment. The leather bucket seat power adjusts to your ideal driving position. The leather-wrapped sports steering wheel adjusts so you can get a good view at the full gauge package, but that's not even needed, because this also has the desirable head-up display option. And you just know your right hand is itching to grab the upgraded Hurst shifter. While this is built for aggressive driving, it's also done for premium comfort, too. This includes dual zone climate control, power steering, power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, power mirrors, cruise control, and an AM/FM/CD stereo system with Bose speakers. Because this is a modern classic, it also means modern safety features such as dual airbags and anti-lock brakes.
The 5.7-liter LS1 V8 is at the heart of the FRC's appeal. This is a 345 hp fuel-injected powerhouse that was built for performance-mined machines like this. You'll even see that this one has an upgraded air intake for better breathing. These cars were so hardcore, that the FRCs were only available with the Borg-Warner T-56 six-speed manual transmission and Z51 performance handling package, which were optional on other C5 models. Add that to four-wheel disc brakes and grippy Continental ZR-rated tires, and this is a recipe for a great weekend.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, reproduction window sticker, and reproduction buildsheet. This is the rare, striking, and sporty Corvette that is also in a brief window of affordability. Don't miss out, call today!
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