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C5 Generation Corvettes


(1997 - 2004)

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The C5 Corvette, belonging to the fifth generation of Chevrolet's iconic sports car, was produced from 1997 to 2004. It represented a substantial leap forward in terms of design, engineering, and performance.

One of the most noticeable changes in the C5 Corvette was its sleek and aerodynamic styling. It featured a more angular and contemporary design with pop-up headlights replaced by fixed ones, marking a departure from Corvette tradition. This new design not only improved aerodynamics but also gave the car a modern and aggressive appearance.

Beneath the surface, the C5 introduced significant technological advancements. It was the first Corvette to utilize a hydroformed box frame, enhancing structural rigidity, particularly beneficial for the convertible variant. The transmission was rear-mounted via a torque tube, ensuring a well-balanced front-to-rear weight distribution, which greatly improved handling.

The C5 Corvette also boasted superior fuel efficiency compared to many sports cars of its time, thanks to its lightweight construction, Computer-Aided Gear Shifting (CAGS) system, and a low drag coefficient. The introduction of drive-by-wire throttle and speed-sensitive steering marked a technological leap for the Corvette, enhancing overall driving experience and control.

Another notable innovation was the inclusion of a head-up display (HUD), allowing essential data to be projected onto the windshield, keeping the driver's focus on the road. The use of Sheet Molded Composite (SMC) for body panels improved durability, while balsa wood was utilized for the flooring due to its strength, sound-absorbing properties, and light weight.

The C5 Corvette also employed composite leaf springs for its suspension, resulting in a lower ride height and refined ride quality compared to traditional coil springs. Throughout its production years, Chevrolet made several improvements, including frame enhancements, the addition of the Active Handling System, trunk availability, and various paint color options.

In 2001, the C5 Corvette Z06 was introduced, featuring a tuned LS6 engine, stiffer suspension, and a titanium exhaust system. Over the years, the C5 Corvette received incremental horsepower increases, with the Z06 model reaching an impressive 405 horsepower by 2002.

A significant milestone was the release of the 50th Anniversary package in 2003, featuring distinctive red exterior paint and special emblems. The C5 Corvette's production came to a close in 2004, with all final-year editions sporting LeMans Blue paint. With a total production of 248,715 units from 1997 to 2004, the C5 Corvette earned praise for its speed, usability, and innovative features, particularly the hydroformed frame technology. It was also the last generation of Corvette to feature pop-up headlamps, making it a cherished chapter in Corvette history and a highly regarded sports car among enthusiasts.

Click Here to discover our detailed history of the C5 Corvette in the Corvette Warehouse Blog

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette CONV 1SB, HUD, Auto, Sports, Polished, Nice

Our Price$16,995

Exterior
[41U] Black
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
101,629
City / Hwy
16 / 23
VIN
1G1YY32GX45123314
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
123314
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2004 Chevrolet Corvette CONV 1SB, HUD, 6-Speed, Sports, Polished, Only 14k

Our Price$26,995

Exterior
[86U] Magnetic Red Metallic II
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
14,608
City / Hwy
16 / 23
VIN
1G1YY32G145112976
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
112976
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 1SB HUD, Polished Wheels, Bose, Auto, Nice

Our Price$15,995

Exterior
[67U] Machine Silver
Interior
Light Gray Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
108,658
City / Hwy
16 / 23
VIN
1G1YY22G045111814
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
111814
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop, HUD, Mod Red, Alloys, Only 37k

Our Price$32,995

Exterior
[41U] Black
Interior
Black/Torch Red Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
37,595
City / Hwy
17 / 26
VIN
1G1YY12S135124438
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
124438
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Bose CD, HUD, Alloy Wheels, Nice

Our Price$15,995

Exterior
[41U] Black
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
178,825
City / Hwy
17 / 26
VIN
1G1YY12S435114194
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
114194
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Bose CD, HUD, Mod Red, Chromes, 59k

Our Price$27,995

Exterior
[41U] Black
Interior
Black/Torch Red Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
59,028
City / Hwy
17 / 26
VIN
1G1YY12S335126630
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
126630
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Coupe HUD, 6-Speed, Corsa, 22k

Our Price$24,995

Exterior
[94U] 50th Anniversary Red
Interior
Shale Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
22,068
City / Hwy
16 / 23
VIN
1G1YY22G535115680
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
115680
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Bose, HUD, Mod Red, Chromes, Only 34k

Our Price$32,995

Exterior
[41U] Black
Interior
Black/Torch Red Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
34,568
City / Hwy
17 / 26
VIN
1G1YY12S035110997
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
110997
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2003 Chevrolet Corvette CONV 1SB, F45, HUD, 6-Speed, Sports, Polished, 34k

Our Price$24,995

Exterior
[88U] Medium Spiral Gray Metallic
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
34,412
City / Hwy
16 / 23
VIN
1G1YY32G635119050
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
119050
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 1SC HUD, Polished, Bose, Auto, One-Owner

Our Price$15,995

Exterior
[21] Electron Blue Metallic
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
131,551
City / Hwy
16 / 23
VIN
1G1YY22GX25124762
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
124762
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Pioneer, C7 Z06 Chromes, Only 34k

Our Price$28,995

Exterior
[12U] Quicksilver Metallic
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
34,267
City / Hwy
17 / 26
VIN
1G1YY12S315123756
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
123756
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2001 Chevrolet Corvette CONV 1SC, F45, HUD, Pioneer, Polished Wheels, Nice

Our Price$14,995

Exterior
[41U] Black
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
107,164
City / Hwy
16 / 24
VIN
1G1YY32G815117961
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
117961
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2001 Chevrolet Corvette CONV 1SC, F45, HUD, Pioneer, Two-Tone Int, NICE

Our Price$15,995

Exterior
[11U] Light Pewter Metallic
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
113,905
City / Hwy
16 / 24
VIN
1G1YY32G115131295
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
131295
Location
Corvette Warehouse

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Bose CD, Alloy Wheels, Nice

Our Price$19,995

Exterior
[79U] Millennium Yellow
Interior
Black Leather
Engine
5L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Rwd
Mileage
103,021
City / Hwy
17 / 26
VIN
1G1YY12S315121649
Warranty
Extended Warranty Available
Stock
121649
Location
Corvette Warehouse