2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
The original front emblem and horn button was designed to show a checkered flag crossed with an American flag. The design was changed when it was discovered that using an American flag on a commercial product is illegal. The American flag was changed to a flag showing the Chevrolet “bow-tie” emblem and a French fleur-de-lis symbol, reflective of the French etymology of the Chevrolet name.
For consignment a 1 owner beauty, and near perfect example of the year 2008 Corvette in Convertible form. 36,717 original miles, and these are consigner stated easy miles, never raced, just enjoyed. Polished wheels, new tires, new maintenance, fresh inspection, and always garaged, it is ready for its next life in capable hands. It is yearning to be taken out and stretch its legs, carving through a winding back road, top down and shaded only by the trees overhead, and the birds jumping off their perches being startled by the sound of you exercising its 8 cylinder legs.
This integrated bumper, sealed headlights, no audacious chrome just pure performance oriented sculpted exterior is bathed in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat. Fiberglass is near perfect just like it was carefully un-molded at the factory. All gaps are well minded, and with all the panels, it becomes a piece of racing sculpture with a performance heritage. On top is a pristine black canvas power convertible, with a glass rear window. It moves up and down almost as fast as the car does and allows for 3 season driving. 18 inch 5 spoke polished wheels in front and 19's in the rear, and we are ready to step inside and spin the tires. Bringing up the rear is a large flat angled inward panel, complete with the round Corvette taillights, and a quad grouping tailpipe setup centered at the bottom.
Carved utilizing smooth lines shaping foam and leather which form 2 high back buckets for driver and passenger. These are in very nice condition no rips or tears. Fronting these seats is a dash which grows from side to side out of a center console which houses a glovebox, and shift lever fabricated out of leather knobbed and booted. The console moves gracefully upward giving the climate control center and Bose AM/FM/CD player space to hang out. Under the curved instrument cluster, we see a backlit cascade of gauges perfectly fitted under an emulating shape to this cluster arch steering wheel. Plenty of power conveniences are noted throughout. Black carpet floods the floors, and is very clean, as are the door panels also utilizing the curve for their design.
Under the front flipping hood, is a 6.2-liter 8-cylinder EFI mill that looks like showroom condition. On back is a 6-speed automatic that utilizes a paddle shifter on the steering wheel option if you so desire to get a bit competitive. A 2.56 rear axle is present.
A nice mixture of cast aluminum, steel and fiberglass mix it up to give this car handling and stability. C6 Corvette suspension is seen all around, and power disc brakes are on all 4 corners. A dual mode exhaust all clean and no rust snakes its way rearward to the quad pipes.
I've had the pleasure to drive every Corvette that has come to the Classic Auto Mall, and they all have their own feel year to year of production. This one is easy in and out, seats grab you, and with the push of the button it lights right up. I like the paddles and make extensive use of them on the test track where it has neck snapping acceleration, rail like handling, and is very stable in the curves which it cuts through like a sharp hot knife through butter. It also has a very smooth low RPM cruise. The sound system and all interior power functions worked just supremely.
A great example of 2008 bow tie iconic design, plenty of extra power and ultimate interior comfort. Plus it is a convertible for that open air sports car experience. A wonderful solid car well cared for, and ready to hit a curved road and carve out some excitement.
6-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
W-6.2L V8 436hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
125127-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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