The C5 Corvette was a massive step forward for the legendary
fiberglass sports car, and if you haven't driven one, you don't
know just how good they are. This brilliant 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
convertible shows just 43,507 original miles, and represents what
might very well be the biggest performance bang for your buck
Finished in bright Millennium Yellow, this car is about as close to
'like-new' as you'll ever see, and gleams in the showroom and draws
eyes like a magnet - which is true of most late-model Corvettes
that have been cherished by dedicated owners. It has been driven
enough to keep everything in top condition mechanically and thanks
to conscientious maintenance and a lifetime of being a "second"
weekend car, the paint still shows incredibly well. The bodywork is
in great order, and thanks to the plastic construction, dents and
rust are a non-issue. There are almost no scuffs on the chin, no
major sandblasting of the rocker panels by the tires, and certainly
no marks from parking lot mishaps, just a few light marks from car
washes throughout the years, most of which could likely be buffed
straight out. Millennium Yellow is a natural on the curvy C5
bodywork and if you want to have fun in the sun, there aren't many
better ways to do it. Go ahead, take another look at it; the C5 is
aging rather well, don't you think?
This car's black leather interior is every bit as nice and with the
C5s, GM included most everything that you'd want as standard
equipment. However, you're in luck, because this car includes the
desirable Performance Equipment Group II with optional sport seats,
which were a big upgrade over the standard pancake-flat buckets.
There's some very, very slight wear on the driver's seat, but
overall the interior is as well-preserved as the bodywork. You'll
never get tired of watching the gauges do their dance every time
you start the engine, and there's tons of useful data to be gleaned
from the driver information center in the middle of the cluster.
This car also offers options like dual zone climate control,
original AM/FM/CD stereo system, a heads-up display, power
telescopic/tilt wheel, windows, locks, mirrors, and memory seats,
among others. Just take a peak at the accompanying window sticker
to see just how loaded this baby came out of the factory.
Everything works as it should, as one would expect from such a
well-preserved piece. Even the trunk is pretty much like new with a
custom embroidered mat that makes it look almost too nice for your
suitcases. There's also a snug-fitting black canvas convertible top
with a glass rear window, and with a little practice, you'll be
able to stow it in a few seconds while waiting at a red light.
There's never a wrong time to put the top down!
The C5's LS1 V8 was another huge step forward. With 350 horsepower
in 2002, it was a formidable performer, yet it could still pull
down a reported 25 MPG on the highway, something few other cars
could match. The LS1 also introduced a plastic intake manifold to
control heat and noise, distributor-less ignition, and a
sophisticated fuel system, all stashed under handsome removable
covers with CORVETTE emblazoned on their surface. The standard
transmission was a 4-speed automatic as in this one, which also has
the optional 3.15 performance gear ratio in the rear end and
selective rear-time dampening, so it's an effortless high-speed
cruiser. The engine runs quite well and has not been modified (not
even an air filter upgrade from what we can tell) so it will be as
reliable as an anvil for years to come. Even the undercarriage is
incredibly tidy, with few signs of use and never any winter weather
or other notable issues. An H-pipe Corsa dual exhaust system is the
lone upgrade, and it sounds fantastic up and down the throttle.
Optional polished forged aluminum wheels wear staggered Goodyear
radials in the stock sizes so there are no clearance issues.
If you're looking for a clean C5 ragtop, they don't come better
than this and it's shocking that this much performance is available
for so little cash. Call today!