1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
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 at 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 a C5 version of the ubiquitous Corvette. This example has very low original miles…a mere 14,748 on the clock and has definitely been treated to a lifetime of garaging after use. Much like a favorite toy, played with then put neatly away until the next playdate.
Starting at the top we have a removable roof panel in dark smoked safety glass, that if taken off will allow plenty of airflow into the cockpit. A body color matching double is within the trunk/rear cargo area if you are in the mood for a no sun day. These are both in showroom condition. Moving downward we see gallons of Sebring Silver Metallic covering the immaculate fiberglass panels, an optioned trim spear, and plenty of curved aerodynamic panels all put together with well minded gaps. Corvette has certain iconic features that were on the car from day 1, and this is no exception with the quarter panel cove/air intake that melts into the doors as it goes rearward. This model has hidden headlights, which work flawlessly. Oval forms like the fuel filler door, marker lighting, and the taillights as well as the quad tailpipes all carry through this design motif. Highly polished 5 spoke wheels are wrapped with like new radials on all 4 corners.
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 black 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 in 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. Black carpet is on the floors and is in good condition with no stains.
A 5.7 Liter 345hp sequential fuel injected V8 is under the hood and is extremely clean. This is connected to a 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. A traction control system has been added in as well as a performance handling package.
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, a 2.73 axle and power disc brakes are all around. Just beautiful underneath.
I slipped in and enjoyed the comfortable 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 warning that I was not buckled!
Super low mileage, and plenty of TLC would sum this “Vette” up. Tons of power conveniences, and everything adjustable to get it just right for any driver. Good power, and awesome handling. What more could one want?
2-2 Door Coupe
2-Manual Belts, Front Air Bags
G-346ci V8 345hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
114912-Sequential Unit Number
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