Lt. Pewter Metallic w/Black interior, 346/350hp, 4-spd. automatic transaxle.
This is the one that firmly established Corvette as a world-class sports car! The first C5 was introduced as a ’97 model and quickly became an instant success! It was longer, wider, and lighter than the previous generation C4 and was all-new in just about every sense.
The C5 was the first Corvette to be driven by a transaxle. This helped with both weight distribution and interior space. Namely wider footwells. A welcome change to be sure! It was also a lot easier to get in and out of. The result of a new platform which featured a frame that was formed with ultra-high water pressure, making for fewer welds and a lighter and stronger structure. The engine was redesigned to be more powerful and more fuel-efficient. In back, there was a lot more storage space due to the deletion of the spare tire in favor of standard run-flats. The fifth-generation Corvette was and is a high-water mark in engineering, that just keeps getting better!
Lt. Pewter Metallic was introduced in ’98 and it was one of the most popular Corvette colors ever offered! It’s understated, classy and complements the lines of the C5 perfectly. This one owner Coupe was purchased new by a local, So. CA. client. this was the last of many Corvettes that he owned over the years. It’s in absolutely pristine condition, with only 22k original miles driven. It’s optioned with the 1SB Equipment Group, which consisted of;
Sport bucket seats
Six-way power passenger seat
Electronic Dual-Zone air conditioning
The car has been well cared for and runs and drives as good as it looks!