5.7L LS1 V8
50th Anniversary Red
All 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Editions are great collector cars, but every once in a while, something extra special like this comes along. Not only has it been treated with amazing care, but also the original V8 has been given a large investment to enhance the power to 615+ hp. And now it can all be yours for an exceptional price.
Chevy does a good job of celebrating the milestones correctly, and the paint is a great example here. The Anniversary Red Metallic is a specially brewed burgundy that looks like candy, and dares you to touch its impossibly smooth surface. The applied stripe with a ghost-like appearance adds a subtle but custom look that adds another dimension to the exterior look. Averaging less than 2,000 miles annually, careful ownership, and a clear protective film on the front-end means this car really does retain its showroom shine. It has a luster in the sunlight that will fill you with pride of ownership, and that\'s always a great thing in a sunshine-friendly targa top coupe. Chevrolet really lets these hues do most of the talking for the car, and that\'s why they didn\'t need to go overboard with badging -- just a tasteful commemorative emblem on each fender. And while most of these have the Champagne-colored aluminum wheels (they come with the sale – on the original tires!) the set of Z06 chrome alloys that this one wears is a nice hint to the extra performance upgrades.
These special edition Corvettes received the Shale leather interior, and as you would expect from a collector-grade car, remains in exceptional condition today. Just like the exterior, this goes for subtle elegance in commemorating the golden anniversary with special embroidery in the sport leather seats. This came from the factory loaded with features like power seats, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, cruise control, a head-up display (HUD), tilt wheel, and an AM/FM/CD stereo by Bose that still plays your tunes loud and clear even if your running at high speeds with the targa top out. In fact, the C5\'s large trunk means you can always carry the roof panel with you to snap it in, or out at a moment\'s notice...and why wouldn\'t you? After all, the dual-zone climate control keeps you and your passenger comfortable even in the summertime.
While you already love the level of preservation and care that has gone into this special edition Corvette, it\'s what\'s under the hood that will have you instantly hooked. The fuel-injected 5.7-liter LS1 V8 is already a legend for power and robustness, but if you look closely at this engine bay, you\'re going to notice that this is one will can outpace them all. We have the receipts documenting over $17,500 worth of performance upgrades on this V8. It includes a ProCharger P-1SC centrifugal blower, dual cold air intake, hydraulic roller camshaft, Manley hardened pushrods, high performance computer reprogramming, headers, and high flow X-pipe dual exhaust. The result is a dyno tested 617 horsepower. Making sure the transmission is up to all this extra muscle is a Vigilante torque converter with a 2,600 RPM stall. But more than just pure power, this is a total package that was made to look stealthy and drive correctly. So the four-speed automatic transmission still provides easy overdrive cruising, and the power steering still makes commuting a breeze. But the moment you hit the backroads, the V8\'s upgrades work with the Magnetic Ride Control (remember, Ferrari uses this, too), four-wheel disc brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires to create the ultimate sports car experience.
Not only does this sale come with all the right paperwork (factory build sheet, window sticker, maintenance records, and owner\'s manual,) but also, all the original hardware that was replaced on this collector-grade coupe comes with the sale. That means you can enjoy this amazingly upgraded Corvette today, and if the survivor-quality \'Vettes are the cars that skyrocket
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