2004 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Compared to its predecessor, the C5 Corvette that hit dealers for 1997 featured a more rigid hydroformed box frame and transmission now mounted at the rear helping achieve 50/50 front-and-rear weight distribution. By 1999, Chevy offered the Vette as a convertible, targa top and fixed-roof coupe. Motivating base versions of the 1997 Corvette was a 5.7-liter V8 producing 345 horsepower that worked with either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. Power inched up slightly to 350 in 2001. On the tech front, an optional head-up display was made available as an option in 2000.
The last year for this hidden headlight design, this 04 'Vette C5 up for consignment has an LS1 V8, EFI, cast ZR-1 Snowflake pattern chrome wheels, black leather interior, and a Machine Silver Metallic painted fiberglass exterior. Still sporting the Corvette cove up front and back harken back to the 60s fiberglass tonneau for the convertible top to hide within. A total aero rounded look has this model with a very low drag coefficient. Low original miles (17,487) and a very tasteful presentation and it's a convertible for some extra fun and sun.
Aerodynamics and handling was the key to this generation, and it shows up in Machine Silver Metallic with a mirror-like finish. Neoprene bumpers form the low sleek front end and move upward through the hidden headlight covers and small bumped up hood. On either side is the ubiquitous “Corvette Cove” beginning on the front quarter just aft of the wheel wells and continuing throughout the sleek doors with their Italian design rear view body matching mirrors. Black window surrounding trimmings go well with the silver, and a black cloth convertible top with a clear glass rear window is there for when the weather goes awry. Although this top could have been down since the car's purchase as it was NEVER driven in the rain! On the rear we're goin' oval with oval taillights and 4 oval centered exhaust tips. Shiny and tall (17 & 18 inch respectively) C7 style ZR-1 wheels are wrapped by deep run flat treaded rubber.
Heavy usage of the french curve for this sculpted interior that ergonomically grabs you and wraps you in supple black leather. Buckets are high back and have plenty of support on the bolsters and offer power adjustment. More curvaceous curves for the molded console and dash with its glowing number and lettered gauges under the driver's curved dash top. It features a heads up display. An AM/FM/CD Delco with digital readout and Bose speakers is noted as well as dual climate controls for each passenger. Black carpeting floods the floors and rear storage area and appears like now all around. Just perfectly preserved and all beautifully designed.
Under the hood in a very clean engine bay is the LS1 5.7 Liter power plant showing as a V8. It is fed by EFI and has a 4L60E 4 speed automatic transmission. On the back to help spin the tires and get respectable gas mileage is a 2.73 rear axle.
All clean and lots o' cast aluminum parts for weight loss this car was built to handle. Hold your breath because the suspension is coming right up…Independent SLA forged aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse mono leaf springs, and a steel stabilizer bar and spindle offset for the front, and for the rear, independent 5 link design with toe and camber adjustment, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse mono leaf springs, steel tie rods and stabilizer bar and tubular U-jointed metal matrix composite driveshaft..WHEW!! Also, of note 4 wheel power disc brakes can bring you to a screeching halt. Also noted is a free flowing Borla exhaust system for the big exhale from the mill.
Our car for this consignment fired right up and worked immediately to get to the test track. Here it handled like it was on rails, was very quiet on the road noise front, and gave us a comfortable ride with all working functions for the interior conveniences. These C5's do not have the most power, however they more than make up for it in handling capabilities…like it's on rails!
An extra clean all working and smooth aero design, rail car with some beautiful paint, and sculpted lines. Ergonomically off the charts when it comes to comfort and drive-ability, and low mileage to boot. All showroom condition fer sur.
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-5.7L LS1 350hp V8
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
122298-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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