2005 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Coupe Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056
The 1967 Corvette is considered the most-loved Corvette ever produced. The combination of classic C2 styling, along with an incredible array of powertrain and comfort options, makes it one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Not bad for a car that was never supposed to be made!
The ZR-1's production run from 1990-95 was one of the most exciting times for Corvette enthusiasts in recent memory. In the mid-1980s, rumors of a "King of the Hill" Corvette began to leak out of Detroit and into America's speed shops and dealerships.
Classic Car Overview
Very tidy two-owner C6 Corvette. LS2 V8, automatic, performance axle ratio, heads-up display, transparent roof, polished wheels, 1SB package. Runs and drives extremely well, never in winter, super clean, well-maintained Corvette.
No modifications, and obviously it has not been raced. Just a clean 15-year-old Corvette that delivers serious fun on a budget. 2005 was the first year of the C6 generation, whose sharper styling corrected one of the biggest complaints about the C5: the somewhat soft-looking styling. From certain angles, this C6 could be mistaken for something far more exotic and the look has aged quite well—quintessential Corvette without looking busy (looking at you, C7). The color is code 86U Magnetic Red, which cost an extra $750. Worth it, because it’s gorgeous especially in the sun. Like most Corvettes, it has been waxed and polished regularly and there are few signs of use—just some nicks on the nose and along the rockers, which obviously isn’t unusual. The C6’s exposed headlights are the first since 1962 and give the Corvette an entirely new personality and the lenses are still clear after all these years, another sure sign of good maintenance. The weather seals remain supple, the black trim hasn’t been baked by the sun, and it fits together quite well, a late-model Corvette hallmark.
Black leather is a great choice with Magnetic Red, and the designers did their homework here. The seats are supportive yet all-day comfortable, and thanks to good quality materials, the leather is still in good shape. There are a few creases in the driver’s seat but nothing out of the ordinary and everything else looks far fresher than the car’s age and mileage would have you believe. It’s also loaded with gear, including power everything, dual-zone climate control, heads-up display, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with in-dash CD changer. Overhead there’s an optional blue tinted transparent roof ($750), and it stores neatly in the trunk so you’ll always have it when you need it. The gauges are big and easy to read, with the heads-up unit and center display being configurable so the driver can select exactly the information he wants to see. And the great thing about late-model Corvettes is that they have proper trunks with plenty of space—fully upholstered, there’s room in there for two peoples’ luggage or some golf bags, or even groceries. This Corvette can be used as a real car.
This car packs the revised LS2 V8, which was rated at 400 horsepower in 2005—a 50 horsepower improvement over the C5 and just about equal to the C5 Z06. It’s still smooth, torquey, and bulletproof reliable, but the extra punch is certainly noticeable when you hammer the throttle. The LS-series of engines are also extremely adaptable to modifications, with a massive aftermarket supporting them, but this one remains 100% stock, right down to the air filter, meaning that it hasn’t been messed with. That’s always the way to buy your second-hand ‘Vette. It’s reliable, too—just get in and press the button and it fires instantly and idles perfectly, every time. It’s perfectly content to sit in traffic with the A/C blasting, but it’s also ready to hit the track on a weekend.
Corvette engineers know their customers, so this car is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which was standard equipment on the C6. In the real world, it’s every bit as quick as the manual gearbox cars and combined with the massive grip and competent stability and traction control systems, the car feels like a weapon in traffic. This car is also equipped with the optional G90 performance axle ratio, which puts a set of 3.15 gears on a limited slip behind the rear-mounted transmission. The underside of the car is extremely clean with no evidence of winter weather use and minimal road rash. Many of the original assembly decals and markings are still in place and again, no modifications is always a good sign. The brakes are massively powerful, the suspension rides well but grips like Velcro in the corners, and the factory exhaust has a great V8 bark that never gets annoying. Optional polished aluminum wheels (an eye-watering $1295 upgrade) are just gorgeous against the Magnetic Red paint, and carry Goodyear radials with lots of life left in them.
Original manuals and books are included and this car has a clean CarFax report.
There’s no better car to own if you want something fun that still won’t break the bank in terms of purchase price or maintenance, and which anyone can just jump in and start having fun. Go ahead, try this Corvette on for size and see if it doesn’t put a big grin on your face from the moment you lean on the accelerator. Call today!
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Vehicle History Report
Classic Car ID101390744
Transmission6 Speed Automatic
Custom ColorMagnetic Red
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