For Sale: 2008 Chevrolet Corvette in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

This 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car convertible is 1 of 500. That means it's a rare machine that was built to be special from day one. That's why this one has been treated with respect over its low-mileage lifetime. Of course, we'd never blame you for enjoying this LS3-powered six-speed Z51 drop-top to its fullest.

There were a lot of things to celebrate in 2008, and this pace car does it all well. It was the 55th anniversary of the Corvette, the debut of the LS3 V8, and it was the 30th anniversary of the first Corvette Indy 500 pace car. In fact, the black and silver color theme is inspired by the 1978 car. Of course, this now gets a modern take with a neon green highlighting the power dome in the hood and sleek side. And the way the silver fades into a checkers flag makes sure these cars are instantly recognizable as something special. And if you need any more proof that this is one of the ultimate collector cars from its era, this one is actually coming from the collection of an officer with the Corvette Collector Club of America. Technically, we call these pace car replicas because the original pace cars were the few that were actually on the track, but these official cars built by Chevy have their own built-in rarity. There were only 500 examples offered to the public. That number is reduced to 266 for convertibles, and it gets even rarer when you think about how infrequent a stick shift example is. That's why a car like this would be so well preserved. It has averaged under 1,400 miles annually and the fit and finish would suggest it has logged even less time on the road. So you see all the best details remain distinct, like the clear headlight cover, Z51 rear spoiler, and those bright five-spoke alloy wheels. And the Emerson Fittipaldi signature graphic on the rear is another reminder of why 2008 is such a collectible year.

While the black roof looks great on this low-mileage car, it gets even better when you take it down. That's because the black and titanium gray two-tone interior harmonizes so nicely with the special exterior color theme. The leather continues to look attractive, and so you can clearly see the Indy 500 logos stitched into the headrest. Memory power seats, a tilt/telescopic steering column, and a head-up display remind you this is a driver's machine. There are more great modern features, like power windows, power locks, rear defogger, dual front airbags, side airbags, push-button start, and the premium AM/FM/CD/XM touchscreen infotainment system with Bose speakers. And when it comes to comfort with the top down, it's terrific to have dual-zone automatic A/C climate control and heated seats to dial-in the ideal temperature.

The debut of the 6.2-liter LS3 motor is now a true part of the Corvette legend, and so it's great to see the engine bay looking so stock. You'll just see a clean style, good maintenance, and a few subtle upgrades like the air intake. You get to take full control of it thanks to the six-speed manual transmission. It only gets better with the optional Z51 Performance Handling package. It not only upgrades the four-wheel disc brakes to cross-drilled rotors, but it also adds stabilizer bars, performance springs, and other premium features that make this Vette feel like the C5 Z06 when it's time to drive it hard. The Corvette also settles back into commuter duty easily thanks to great anytime driving features like cruise control and power steering.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual packet. This is the Corvette that's great for showing, driving, and collecting. It's a true instant classic preserved to be admired. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1599350
  • Price: $48,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:2008
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Onyx Black
  • Interior Color:Ebony
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:19030
  • Stock Number:6728-ATL
  • VIN:1G1YY36W985131055
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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