VERY CLEAN LOW MILES Z06! RARE INTERIOR COLOR, ONLY 53K MILES!
With Corvettes, you can almost ensure future collectability with a
few key ingredients: more power, limited production, and condition.
This low-mileage 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 captures all three,
and while it isn't going to make you rich overnight, it is the kind
of car that you can drive and enjoy (big time!) without
The Z06 was the C5's answer to the ZR1: more power, better
handling, and less weight, all adding up to a formidable factory
performer. It kept the ZR1 tradition alive in that it, too, kept a
low profile with subtle changes to its appearance, and it was only
available in one body style: the fixed-roof coupe (FRC). Bathed in
sinister black paint, it looks like a track weapon thanks to
performance-based upgrades like the screened-in brake cooling ducts
up front and in the rocker panels, long tube headers, and stage 2
cam But despite its abilities, this one seems to have led a very
easy life, and shows very few signs of use and none of the usual
"upgrades" that the aftermarket all too willingly will supply to
Corvette fans eager for more performance. Instead, it seems that
looking good was this car's primary mission and someone made sure
that the black paint remained in good shape overall. With only
53,060 original miles, it just hasn't had time to get beat up.
The Z06 stuck to the basics inside, getting a two-tone leather
treatment on the seats (which were the lightweight standard
Corvette buckets, not the heavy Sport seats), but otherwise looks
like most other C5s. That's OK because the hardware is really what
matters and the C5's driving environment was already pretty good.
Key it up and the gauges do a little dance and the car springs to
life with a single turn of the key. A 6-speed manual transmission
was the only choice, and it featured revised ratios in every gear
to hone the Z06 into a track-based superstar. And yes, all the
usual stuff was standard including power windows and locks, keyless
entry, A/C, and a decent Bose audio system that was powerful enough
to overcome the thunder under the hood. The C5's biggest calling
card was storage space, because the FRC offers a real trunk with
plenty of space for track gear or a week's worth of luggage.
The revised LS6 engine was boosted to 405 horsepower but dyno
testing after the fact suggests that Chevy deliberately under-rated
the Z06 and that the real number is somewhere closer to 425 horses.
The LS6 had a few parts inside the engine changed for the Z06,
making it faster, lighter, and more powerful, and it happily spins
to its 6500 RPM redline, which is 500 more than the stock LS1. The
undercarriage is clean enough to convince us it has never seen
inclement weather, and bright red brake calipers are just about the
only bit of color on the car.
Fun today and collectable tomorrow, this Z06 represents perhaps the
biggest bang for the buck in our showroom. Call today!
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