1998 Chevrolet Corvette
$22,900VEHICLES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
6 Speed C5
1998 Chevrolet Corvette
- 5.7L V8
- 6 Speed. Manual Transmission
- 40k Miles
- Red Over Black Interior
- Upgraded Pioneer Radio
- Reupholstered Seats
- American Racing Wheels
- Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotors
- Upgraded Tail Lights
The C5 Generation of the Corvette represents a true world class driving machine marking the timeline when Corvette became a true competitor worldwide in the sports car market. Corvette designers set out to build a Corvette that not only took the Y-Body to new performance levels they also wanted to pay tribute to four decades of Corvette design. The long hood and short rear deck along with the sculpted sides and with the traditional front engine rear/drive are a tribute to the first Gen Vettes. The quad taillights are a throw back to the midyear Stingrays of the sixties and finally the massive rear hatch to the later generations. The Y-Body engineers resulting design and then groundbreaking performance earned the 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Motor Trend Car of the Year. While subsequent generations of the Corvette continued to increase horsepower output and improve handling, the C5 remains highly sought after by enthusiasts as an affordable option to break into the Corvette hobby with a car that provides outstanding performance and timeless design.
Featured here for sale is a stunning red on black coupe that features some subtle upgrades. With only 40,000 miles on the odometer this Corvette presents as well cared for and very clean. The Torch Red paint has been well maintained and presents with a nice luster and the removable roof hatch is painted body color. The rear lights have been upgraded with LED lights with a halo effect.
Inside the cabin, the interior furthers the well-kept theme. The carpet is clean and shows very little wear. The standard bucket seats have been recovered with leather upholstery with embroidered Corvette insignia in the head rest with red stitching. This Vette is well optioned with power windows and locks, power seats, air conditioning, cruise control and tilt steering. The radio has been upgraded with a Pioneer Radio and high-powered amp that features DVD/CD/AM/FM SiriusXM and Bluetooth compatible.
Underneath this car presents as quite clean. The suspension features fiberglass leaf springs with traction control and multiple electronically suspension modes to meet your driving mood as well as power steering. Anti-lock four wheel power disc brakes and have been upgraded to drilled and slotted brake rotors. Under the hood is likewise clean and a cold air induction kit has been added to bring in the fresh colder outside air to 5.7 LS1 motor which is factory rated at 345hp. Power is transferred back to the 6-speed Tremec manual transaxle and power the hits the road the through a set of American Racing wheels outfitted with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 ultra-high-performance tires.
This is an outstanding car to drive with manual transmission and removable hatch. There is no better Corvette experience then taming a curvy back road as you work through the gears manually with the wind in your hair. The upgraded radio will fill the cabin with your favorite road tunes but try and keep the volume down as you don't want to drowned out the music that is coming out the quad trumpet tailpipes. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thanks for looking.