2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
In 1951 a group of Harley Earl's "Special Projects" crew began work on a GM sports car. Bob McLean designed a general layout for the car which was originally code named, "Opel." William Durant, the founder of GM, said a wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1928 inspired the bow tie logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to Detroit. Myron Scott, at the time Chevrolet's Chief photographer, is credited with coming up with the Corvette name, drawing from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette" class.
Fast forward to 2006 and this C6 version puts out 400 horses and has the first exposed headlights since 1962. This convertible from Bowling Green presents in very good condition with a mere 48,620 original miles. A 2-owner car, purchased by our consignor in 2008 and meticulously maintained, garage kept, and never driven in inclement weather. Loaded up as a 3LT package car, every available option was added in, including Navigation, a power convertible top and the Z51 performance package to name a few. This Corvette drives smoothly with a really nice ride quality and makes it seem as though you are floating over the bumps and bruises in the road.
Very nice Monterey Red covers the exterior of this open headlight fiberglass car. A beige canvas power convertible top with a glass rear window and rear window defogger can be opened by simply pressing a button for some extra airflow through the car. 5-spoke polished wheels are noted all around, and some bling from the rear in the form of dual Corsa exhausts peeking out from the center. Overall, a very well taken care of and sexy Corvette.
With a nicely contrasting color to the Monterey Red exterior, we are met with Cashmere leather buckets, and matching Cashmere leather door panels. A very nice curved dash melts into a similar curved design center console. Seat heaters, climate control, a single disc CD player with the standard AM/FM radio and navigation, anti-skid button mode, power windows, power locks and power seats with 2 position memory, make this interior as smooth as silk! One more note about the tan carpeting covering the floor...beautiful!
A 6.2 Liter V8 with sequential fuel injection making 400hp can be seen emblazoned with LS2 logos on exterior matching valve covers. Attached is a 6180E 6-speed automatic transmission and a 2.56 geared limited slip rear axle.
With the use of many lightweight materials, we see no corrosion, no surface rust, and all structurally sound framing and floor pans. 4-wheel power disc brakes with cross drilled rotors are seen, and this C6's suspension consists of independent unequal-length double length wishbones with transverse fiberglass mono-leaf springs. Factory dual exhaust snakes towards the rear of the car and ends with a Corsa cat-back muffler system.
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.
With its beautiful Cashmere leather interior mating with the Monterey Red exterior, it does not get any better than this with the color combination. The low mileage is an attraction, so is the pampering by our consignor, as well as a very clean overall engine bay, and well performing engine and transmission. This open headlamp version of the C6 is a turnkey sports car awaiting action.
3-2 Door Convertible
6-Manual Belts, Front Airbags, Front & Side Occupant Sensors
U-364ci V8 400hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
133942-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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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