A low mileage and well-preserved 1998 Chevrolet Corvette
convertible with a six-speed for the price of a basic family
sedan?! Your practical side can easily justify this purchase,
because the value of this future classic is sure to hold better
than a Camry over the years. But it's really the wild child in you
that can't wait to hit the backroads in this sharp V8 droptop.
Nassau Blue is this car's original color, and it's a great look on a C5 ragtop. Like the hue's namesake, it's bright and sunny. Plus, it's rare with only around 1,100 coupes and convertibles from '98 were produced in this deep blue ocean hue. So with this in mind, it's great to see that it has been treated with the proper respect over its two-owner life. But it's not just the shine that tells you this was a cherished toy. Averaging around 2,200 miles annually lets you know there was little time for road marks and stone chips. That's why the panels fit together so well, the lenses are bright & clear, and the upgraded polished alloy wheels have never seen a curb. So you know this was the convertible that got the prized spot in the garage.
Low mileage also mean little seat time, and so there was barely any time to even put cresses in the leather seats. Plus, these sport buckets provide the perfect balance of sports car bolstering and all day comfort padding. This is especially true since both are power adjustable, so you and your passenger can find the perfect luxury position. Speaking of luxury, this future classic is loaded with the right modern features. It includes power windows, power locks, keyless entry, dual airbags, cruise control, a carbon fiber appearance package, and AM/FM/cassette w/CD changer & Bose speakers. And since the modern air conditioning is blowing ice-cold, you can stay cool with the top down all summer long. It's this all-around usefulness of the C5 Corvette that makes us happy they also included ample trunk space into the design. After all, the perfect weekend getaway machine also needs room to carry luggage for two.
Under the hood is the original LS1 V8. The fuel-injected 5.7-liter motor has re-ignited a whole new generation of Corvette fans with this 345 hp powerhouse. It's a versatile powerplant that that releases a fierce growl when intimidated, but the animal remains tame and caged when it's not time to be aggressive. Best of all, you get to have complete control over the V8's personality with the six-speed manual transmission (downshifts are greeted with extra rumble thanks to a cat-back exhaust.) This convertible also comes with power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, Michelin run-flat tires, and a fully independent double-wishbone suspension. So this convertible has a great all-around package for everything from tearing up the asphalt to cross-country cruising.
Complete with owner's manual and maintenance records, you're looking at the first year for the C5 convertible, and it's presented in its original and rare color. So this is not only a terrific driver now, but also it has all the right pieces for a great classic in the future. The valve price is just the cherry on top. Call today!!!
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