2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
In 1951 a group of Harley Earl's ""Special Projects"" crew began work on a GM sports car. Bob McLean designed a general layout for the car which was originally code named, ""Opel"". William Durant, the founder of GM, said a wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1908 inspired the bow tie logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to Detroit. Myron Scott, at the time, Chevrolet's Chief photographer, is credited with coming up with the Corvette name, drawing from the small, fast warships of the ""Corvette"" class.
A C5 or 5th body design, LS1 engine Corvette up for consignment. All menacing black, all very nice, and tastefully updated with some aesthetic and performance work. A removable roof section, Bilstein shocks and a recent detailing and a 3 year ceramic coating make this aero defeating, garage kept, never abused cruiser one serious work of fiberglass art.
A serious coating of U8555 Black covers the exterior of this curvaceous car. Some scratches, scuffs and imperfections are showing mainly on the nose of this whip. With a virtual lack of any chrome save for the 4 protruding tailpipes, and the later model Commemorative Lemans cross flag emblem on the nose and the polished aluminum multi spoke wheels on all 4 corners, the Black quickly takes over as star of the show, at least on the exterior. Seen is a removable top for some open-air motoring and some custom paintwork consisting of a rose and ""baby"" airbrushed onto the tail panel. Also noted are those snazzy red brake calipers on all 4 corners and an added set of fixed position projector headlights.
Beautifully complimentary buckets with a memory and convenience package, black carpet and a black center console with a new lid and dash add to the menacing all black look of this car. The interior presents in nice condition. The drivers and passenger's seats are power operated, and we can note power windows, power locks, cruise control, white faced gauges, and a remote deck lid button. You have the option of dual zone climate control. An AM/FM/CD sound system is installed from the factory. Overall, a very nice presentation as it pertains to the interior, all in its mostly analog instrument form, with a slight peppering of digital readouts for the temp, radio, and new heads up display.
The standard 5.7 Liter LS1 fuel injected V8 nestled under the forward tipping hood resides between the front tires. A cold air intake has been added and sending power to the 2.73 geared limited slip rear axle is a 4L60E 4-speed electronic automatic transmission. Per our consignor, a new shifter cable was recently installed as was a new oil pressure sensor along with a new battery.
Very clean, nothing but black painted steel, cast aluminum suspension and stainless steel. Very sound with no rust or surface rust. Active handling, traction control, and 4-wheel disc brakes with a rebuilt ABS with a surge protector are noted as well as Borla dual exhaust.
This Corvette in black on black is a menacing stunner. Plenty of power after a quick start and warmup, and the test track was no match for this vehicle. It ran great and all was working except for the dual zone climate control display did not light but the blower and temperature controls still operate.
Overall, a very nice example of a 20 year old 'Vette, that has been well cared for. Some recent new parts under the hood and for the interior all come together making for a very nice and powerful version of the 2002 Corvette.
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
G-5.7L LS1 V8 350hp
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
105490-Sequential Unit Number
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