ONLY ONE OWNER, WINDOW STICKER, 6 SPEED MANUAL, HEADS UP, WELL MAINTAINED, CLEAN
If you want a high-visibility Corvette, this Millennium Yellow 2001 ragtop certainly delivers the goods. The C5 Corvette was a slam-dunk success, and in 2001 the Corvette received a host of upgrades, not the least of which was an upgraded LS1 with 350 horsepower and a whopping 375 pounds of torque on tap. Showing 63,276 original miles, this gorgeous yellow roadster is beautifully preserved and available for a shockingly reasonable price.
This Corvette's shiny flanks have been lovingly preserved, and the finish today belies the cars age and mileage. A few upgrades give it a slightly custom look, including the vented cowl-induction hood, Z06-style grilles, and the louvered taillights, so it's not just the bright yellow paint that makes this one stand out. With only a few minor battle scars, this Corvette looks less than half its age, and it has obviously been owned by a dedicated Corvette fan who routinely washed and waxed it. The primary wear areas, mostly right behind the wheels, and the chin spoiler, are in very good shape, and the rest of the car is spectacular. The C5's timeless shape is instantly recognizable as a Corvette, and looks especially good in yellow, which ended up being one of the most popular colors of all time.
Inside, the black leather interior is equally nice. The upgraded sport bucket seats are well preserved, and show only minor wear and age that's entirely in line with the car's condition. The C5's interior was a major step forward, and offers excellent ergonomics and a comfortable driving position that's good for cross-country runs. This car also features the optional heads-up display, which projects things like speed, engine RPM, the turn signals, and other information onto the windshield so it seems to be hovering somewhere out over the hood, which is incredibly useful when driving fast. Corvettes typically came loaded with just about everything, including power windows, power locks with keyless entry, dual zone climate control, and one of the best traction/stability control systems in the world. With it active, it's awfully hard to get in over your head, even with 350 horsepower on tap. There's also a custom armrest cover and matching yellow steering wheel and airbag emblems, which brighten up the all-black interior. The black canvas convertible top fits well and shows only minor signs of age and the deep and useful trunk is almost like new.
The engine is the fabulously durable and reliable LS1, perhaps the best-engineered small block V8 GM ever designed. Over the years, these engines have proven time and time again that they're virtually indestructible and will stand up to years of abuse with only routine maintenance. It fires up with the characteristic LS1 bark and a smooth hum from a stainless Borla exhaust with custom tips. The engine bay has been dressed up with carbon fiber and there's a custom cold air intake that might add a few horsepower. Fans of manual transmissions will also be pleased to see that this Corvette carries the optional 6-speed manual, which drives a 3.42-geared rear axle with limited slip. The C5's suspension is highly capable, yet the stiff structure allows the use of softer springs, so the ride is far less punishing than the C4's was. 13-inch discs with 2-piston calipers provide legendary stopping power, and ABS is, of course, standard equipment. Wheels are positively gorgeous polished forged alloys wearing 245/45/17 front and 275/40/18 rear Michelin radials.
If you haven't driven a C5 Corvette, you're really missing out. This is a great car to own, and a great way to join some of the best enthusiasts in the world. Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.7 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Millenium Yellow
- Body Style
- 63,276 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console