5.7L LS1 V8
An impressively clean appearance and rock-solid driving condition on a car that first saw asphalt more than 18 years ago? Absolutely. This 2001 Chevrolet Corvette convertible shows all the signs of consistent care and proper sheltering and it\'s running like a dream, propelled by a potent engine that combines with an exhilarating open air driving experience to make for exciting times on the road.
The exterior on this drop top provides ample proof that the car has seen very little exposure to the elements when not in service and it still retains every bit of its original curb appeal. It\'s dressed in Magnetic Red - a pulse-quickening shade that has a definite custom sensibility to it but is, in fact, factory-issue. As you draw closer, you\'ll see the paint is in great shape, topped by a strong clearcoat to provide a deep shine and a smooth texture. You\'ll find no evidence of mishaps to dampen your enthusiasm here - even the front bumper area, generally the first place to show blemishes, is as clean as can be. No doubt, your first inclination is to picture yourself behind the wheel, carving canyon corners with the top down on a sunny day, but when the weather won\'t cooperate, its black convertible top is in fine shape as well, sealing tight to keep you protected and featuring a clear glass window in back for maximum visibility.
Climb in and take your position behind the wheel and you\'ll find yourself surrounded by the inspired driving environment this model has become known for over the decades. Its black color would normally make it susceptible to the ravages of the sun, especially with this being a convertible, but there\'s no marked evidence of any UV damage to be found. The ergonomically designed power front bucket seats show only the subtlest signs of wear, and those deep bolsters really keep you in place while bearing into turns. As you put this \'Vette through its paces, you\'ll no doubt appreciate its inventive heads up display - all the functions you\'d want to keep tabs on are conveniently projected onto the lower windshield, eliminating the need to look down at the gauges in the cluster. The comfort features you\'d want in a frequent driver are present and accounted for, including air conditioning that\'s blowing nice and cold, an AM/FM/CD player, a steering column that both tilts and telescopes into the perfect position, cruise control and power windows and door locks. Driver and passenger airbags provide an added measure of safety and the onboard anti-theft system will help ensure that this great-looking car doesn\'t make any unintended departures.
As you raise the hood, you\'ll find that the same attentive care bestowed upon the rest of the car over the years carries over into the very clean engine compartment that shows not a wire out of place and an array of fresh-looking hoses. Everything remains in its original configuration here - there\'s not much of a temptation to make changes with the arsenal of top-notch components this Chevy started out with. The electronically fuel injected 5.7 liter LS1 engine partners with a 6-speed transmission geared to take full advantage of its substantial output. Power steering, an independent suspension at both ends and 4-wheel anti-lock power disc brakes make this open air \'Vette a nimble performer that can stop on a dime. This American sports car sits on a set of chrome Corvette wheels - 17 in front and 18 in back to accentuate its distinctive, inclined profile.
This 2001 Chevrolet Corvette convertible offers the chance to own a well-preserved representative of one of the most storied American nameplates at an attainable price. Call today!
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