Only 569 Firehawks built total. First time a convertible was
available- only 102 made and only 4 of those were purple! Listed in
the registry. It has the $6,495 R6V Firehawk option which was
installed by SLP. It also has the optional $1,195 SLP exhaust for
15 extra hp and SLP floormats. This one has only 30,570 actual
miles and looks like it just came from the factory. The same owner,
a Firehawk collector, the last 19 years.
EXTERIOR: The convertibles had taller tire on a 16 inch wheel
because the loss of a solid roof made the body more flexible, a
taller tire absorbed some of the twist. The body appears to be in
excellent shape. No rust or damage. The original paint is still
very nice. Upfront the rubber bumper doesn't have any damage but
there are some nicks that have been touched up. It has pop up
headlights. The functional ram air composite hood is part of the
Firehawk package. This one proudly displays a 315 hp decal on it.
Looking down the sides they're both straight. Rear bumper has no
damage. It has a power antenna. The rubber window seals and
weatherstrips are still excellent. Jambs are clean. The glass is
excellent. The convertible top is black cloth in excellent shape. I
was surprised to see it is a power top too. It has a clean looking
hard boot that is easy to install.
INTERIOR: It is in excellent condition. I'm sitting in the car
right now and I really can't find anything wrong with it to tell
you about. Even the light gray carpets are still very clean. The
optional Firehawk carpeted mats are in the trunk and look new. It
has not been smoked in, I checked the lighter and the ashtrays.
There are no cracks in any of the plastic or the dash. There isn't
really any wear showing on anything. It has the factory premium
stereo with an equalizer and a CD player and it has the premium
speakers. Features include a/c, steering wheel controls, cruise
control, tilt, delay wipers, power windows, locks and mirrors. In
the glovebox is the sticker with all the option codes and the pouch
with manuals. The Firehawk plaque is in the console, this is car
#594. I know they only built 569 but they were going to build 1,000
and assigned random #s to the cars.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: This has the factory LT-1 350-275 hp motor
which was raised to 300 hp by SLP by adding the Corvette cold air
induction system. A seperate SLP option is the performance
stainless exhaust which brings it to 315 hp, more then the Vette!
Everything looks like it did when sold new. It is clean and
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It opens by remote on the keychain. Inside is
all carpeted and still looks new. The purple paint and
weatherstrips are excellent.
UNDERSIDE: Looks like it did when sold new. All the components are
clean and in their factory finishes. Factory stickers and markings
are still there. The floors still show the factory gray primer with
the purple overspray, very clean condition. In front it has rack
and pinion steering. The bottom of the motor is clean. It has 4L60
overdrive automatic. Both the motor and trans have matching vin #s
laser etched. In back it has 3.23 posi. It has disc brakes at all
four wheels. It has the ride and handling package too.
This is an extremely rare modern muscle car that will do nothing
but go up in value for many years to come.
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
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