2001 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
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
1908 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.
A C5 or 5th body design, LS1 engine Corvette up for consignment.
All menacing black, all very nice, all rebuilt engine with some
snappy Dyno results for you to view, certainly with improvements
from the factory. 379.5 HP to be exact, and some extras for
handling, ride control, and chassis dampening.
A serious coating of U8555 Black covers the exterior of this
curvaceous car. With a virtual lack of any chrome save for the 4
protruding tailpipes, and the cross flag on the nose and the
polished aluminum 5 spoke wheels on all 4 corners, the Black
quickly takes over as star of the show, at least on the exterior.
Seen is a removable top for some open-air motoring. Also noted are
those snazzy red brake calipers on all 4 corners.
Beautifully complimentary buckets with a memory and convenience
package, black carpet and a black center console and dash add to
the menacing all black look of this car. The interior presents in
nice condition. The drivers and passenger's seat are power
operated, and we can note power windows, power locks, cruise
control, a heads-up display, and a remote deck lid button. You have
the option of dual zone climate control. An AM/FM/CD sound system
is installed from the factory. Overall a very nice presentation as
it pertains to the interior, all in its mostly analog instrument
form, with a slight peppering of digital readouts for the temp and
The original but rebuilt in 2010 according to the consigner, 5.7
Liter Sequential fuel injection V8 is under the forward tilting
hood. It now has headers and a 6-speed manual transmission is
attached to the rear. For the rear axle we have a limited slip 3.42
(RPO G42) rear axle.
Overall very clean, with absolutely no rust, and very solid
structure underneath. Selective ride control, and continuously
variable realtime chassis dampening, with traction control, coupled
with 4 wheel C5 independent suspension, and power disc brakes are
all around underneath.
She fires right up and sounds great with those headers and 379.5
horses waiting to be galloped around our test track, and a
thoroughbred it was. I'm not really sure if there is anything extra
that was put into this engine during the rebuild, but I do suspect
there is something up in power because it was definitely an E
ticket ride! Great handler, good cruiser and everything control
wise works swimmingly.
Overall a very nice example of a 19 year old 'Vette, that has been
well cared for. Documentation for the new HP rating from the 2010
rebuild reflect on how the actual car was taken care of...very
nicely, for a very nice and more powerful version of the 2001
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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
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