Mid Year Corvettes look cool. With stunning design lines and impressive performance (for the time), these early American sports cars still attract a lot of attention. However, you pay a price for looking so good. These cars are not always the most comfortable or the easiest to drive. This Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe could be the answer to that dilemma.
This Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe received a high quality rotisserie restoration without a frame in 2005. The Riverside Red finish has been done to a high standard. Chrome bumpers and trim are good in place with no signs of pitting or corrosion. The rustproof trim appears to be well polished and in good condition. Screw-on reproduction wheels in knock-off style are provided with Michelins in deep radial red. Glass is crystal clear throughout and there are no nicks or wipers on the windshield. Sealing strip appears fresh.
The red interior of this Chevrolet Corvette still looks fresh and shows little or no signs of wear. Carpets show no fading and there are matching Corvette floor mats. A tilt steering column has replaced the original fixed unit. The dashboard cover is in good condition, free from fading or cracking. The instrument console was painted in factory black. The ads appear and work like new. An upgraded vertical stereo system with a hidden iPod connector is located in the dashboard. The console surfaces are clean and correct. Options include electric windows, electric antenna, power steering, and vintage air climate control.
Under the hood is a 327 cubic inch V8 with an output of 340 hp. It is supported by a modern Tremec five-speed transmission with which this Chevrolet Corvette can drive well below 2,500 rpm at 75 mph. Keeping things cool is a modern aluminum cooler. A brake booster was installed to control the all-wheel drive disc brakes. The engine bay is clean and has a great mix of original equipment and new technology.
The owner states that the car has been driven on several long-distance trips without hiccups. This Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe is available at Classic Auto Rod in Lees Summit, MO for $ 124,850.
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