From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Sunday, April 1, 2012

For sale: 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, 59K miles

Kim and I are expecting an addition to the family and baby car seats and Corvettes don't mix. And so I'm parting with my pride and joy (replacing it with a Cadillac CTS-V), but I'm hoping it finds a new home that will appreciate it and baby it as I have!

I'm the second owner, having bought it in May of 2003.  I have since put 31,000 miles on it over the last 9 years. Meticulously maintained and cleaned, it has always been garage kept, and rarely even driven in the rain (like count-on-one-hand times). The Pewter on Tan leather color combination is very classy and distinctive. Even with C6's cruising around, this car has plenty of speed, power, and handling and you'll always get 2nd looks when you
drive around with the top off ;-)

This car has the variable suspension package, allowing you to switch the ride from rigid, corner-on-rails "performance" mode, to deal-with-potholes-in-a-parking-lot "tour" mode. It's nice to keep it in between, in "sport" mode, and switch it up to "performance" when you know you want to hug the road on some tight turns, and switch it down to "tour" mode when you're on the interstate high way or between stoplights downtown. I typically get 22mpg driving around town and 28mpg on longer road trips -- which ain't bad for a 350hp sports car!

It also has "active handling", which keeps your rear tires on the road. Active handling is usually on by default, but you can turn it off any time with the push of a button and peel out in 1st, 2nd, and even shifting to 3rd gear. The removable hard top is really the best of both worlds. When the top is on, there's no interior noise and never any water leaks (like you'll find in a convertible). But the top comes off in seconds and then you're cruising in style!

Lots more pictures are posted at:
  • 5.7 Liter V8, 350hp
  • 59,500 miles
  • Manual, 6-Spd
  • Adjustable Suspension Pkg (Tour, Sport, Performance)
  • ABS (4-Wheel)
  • Bose premium stero
  • Power Steering
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • 2 x remote key fobs
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Air Bags
  • Dual Power Seats
  • All leather
  • Premium 5-spoke chrome wheels from 2002 model
  • Drilled, slotted high performance brake rotors
  • Oversized chrome exhaust tips and Corvette emblem plate covering rear transaxle
  • Oversized Blackwing air filter (adding 10-15 horsepower)
  • 10-disc Sony MP3 changer added to the trunk, controls in the ashtray
  • Cast aluminum gas pedal and dead foot pedal to match brake/clutch pedals
  • Brushed aluminum gear plate on shifter
  • Corvette emblem floor mats
  • C5 fitted canvas cover in trunk (in case you ever have to park it outside)
  • LS1 engine plate in glove box
  •  Bypass installed to remove 1st-4th forced shifting

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