2001 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
2001 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, a C5 Corvette with an LS1 engine in good condition. An upgrade to the headlight gearing, and also a skip shift delete to get around that pesky EPA add on.
Bathed in black, all panels are straight and true and the gaps are good, as expected for fiberglass. The hood is slightly different, and the consigner states it was from previous stone and rock damage that was fixed but not matched exactly. A black manual folding convertible top floats up and down with ease. We note a much more rounded design, almost bulbous for this generation, with indented side panels with an air intake in the front quarters. Standard polished aluminum wheels are all around, and 4 sweet sounding chromed exhaust pipes exit center stage in the rear. A little bling added on are the red brake calipers.
Utilizing black leather, curvaceous buckets are form fitted to the driver and passenger and sit in front of a black dash which is showing the same undulating curvature, all the while housing key analog but backlit instrumentation. Other features seen are an AM/FM/CD player radio, power windows, power locks, climate control, an active handling mode button, and a heads-up display. Black thick pile carpeting which floods the floors and shows in wonderful condition.
A sequential electronic fuel injected 5.7 Liter V8 is attached to a a Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission. Power pushes rearward through a 3.42 limited slip rear axle. All nicely detailed and clean under this hood.
I could use the word showroom here and for an undercarriage even with low miles one sees some signs of usage, however this undercarriage is very nicely preserved. No real corrosion on the cast aluminum parts like suspension and floor tubs. Independent suspension and power disc brakes are seen all around.
A quick starter with a smooth idle. On the test track all performed as expected with nice smooth acceleration, bias free panic stopping, and rail like handling. All functions were working as they should.
A low mileage, 2 owner, well cared for and maintained C5 that runs like a clock is in overall very nice condition and performs as expected. With 350HP for 2001, the Corvette was making a comeback from the emissions regulation years, and this one is dressed in black shining example. Go carve your way through a winding back road, top down, and put a smile on your face!
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-5.7L LS1 350hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
100320-Sequential Unit Number
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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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