Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The Corvette crossed flag logo originally started out by using an American Flag, crossed with a checkered flag. Federal law prohibits the use of the flag in any advertising, so they had to come up with another flag. Chevrolet being of French origin, they decided to use the French symbol for peace, the Fleur-de-lis, with the checkered flag. Over the years it has gone through many iterations, but the basic principles still exist.
For consignment, here at Classic Auto Mall is a 1998 Corvette convertible. With over 40 plus Corvette models here representing nearly every year, this is the only 1998 model in our vast inventory! A nice clean 2 owner example, with 33,818 original miles, a beautiful white exterior, pristine canvas convertible top in matching white and a red and black leather interior, it was played with then neatly put away for the next time, not unlike a favorite toy!
Near perfect Arctic White fiberglass is draped over the high-performance chassis of this car. Hidden headlights, and integrated bumpers provide the aero package that can whisk you down the highway with just a touch of the throttle. A white canvas convertible top, which functions flawlessly is in very nice condition, and has a clear glass rear window. This style Corvette wins the award for best rear styling with the round embedded taillights and the quad exhaust piercing out the center of the integrated rear bumper. 17\" 5-spoke polished wheels are upfront and 18\" in the rear and are shod in staggered width rubber, and as a bonus the original wheels are included with the purchase.
A swing of the doors and we have excellent black covering the door panels which include a large Bose speaker which is one of many within the driver\'s compartment. Power windows, mirrors, locks and seats with 2 memory positions are present. Speaking of the seats they are red leather and show a beautiful patina with some slight folds which give them character. These are high back tuck and roll buckets, and they grab you when you sit down. An AM/FM/CD player is inset into the dash and surrounds you with a wonderful Bose sound. The instrument cluster is very clean and contains a series of round analog gauges staring at you to keep you informed of the vitals. Red carpet is on the floors and is in good condition with no stains. Moving behind the seats is a small stowage area that can serve to hold your items when the top is up and holds the manual folding top when in the lowered position. A shout out to the trunk which shows the original interior color of gray.
A 5.7 Liter 345hp sequential fuel injected V8 is under the hood and is extremely clean. This is connected to a 4L60E 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. A traction control system has been added in from the factory and the rear axle ratio weighs in at a 2.73 limited slip ratio.
Showroom would best describe this undercarriage, with no drips even nearly present, which would lead us to believe this car was seldom if ever driven in bad weather, including a rain shower. C5 Corvette suspension is on all 4 corners, which consists of an independent SLA system with forged aluminum control arms and a transverse leaf spring in the front and for the rear an independent 5 link arrangement with another transverse leaf spring. Factory dual exhaust is on with upgraded Borla mufflers for the exhale. Just beautiful underneath.
I slipped in and enjoyed the comfortable retina searing red leather and cranked up the awesome stereo before turning the engine over. Finally, I did, and it kicked right over, idled smooth as silk, and with the stereo on I barely knew it was running. Popping it into D it smoothly accelerated and just kept going. Has plenty of power and handles like it\'s on rails. Needless to say, I was glad I fastened my seat belt, mostly because I did not want to listen to the constant nagging from my dear beloved crack decoder that I was not buckled!
Super low mileage, and plenty of TLC would sum this \"Vette\" up. Tons of power conveniences, a color change for the interior and everything adjustable to get it just right for any driver. Good power, and awesome handling. What more could one want?
3-2 Door Convertible
2-Manual Belts, Front Air Bags
G-346ci V8 345hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
110815-Sequential Unit Number
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