The Chevrolet Corvette has occupied place of pride in the brand’s pinnacle sports car slot since 1953, and is currently on the eighth generation, making the Corvette one of the longest-running nameplates in automotive history. This 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from Texas is from the model’s C5, or fifth generation. With just 26,500 miles since new, it’s reportedly well-maintained and comes with the original manual and paperwork too. The C5 generation is gaining desirability as it ages well, and values are on the rise, and this candidate is an ideal way to get into owning a relatively modern Corvette that will be a classic in time to come.
This 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe wears the most popular body style of its generation, which is the fastback coupe. This profile was popular as it allowed for a glass roof panel to be specced, which this Torch Red car proudly wears. It rolls on a set of five-spoke chrome alloy wheels that are wrapped in tires that are described as “like new” by the seller. With its bright paintwork, pop-up headlamps and quartet of chrome exhaust tips at the rear, this ‘Vette is sure to turn heads wherever you take it. The interior sports a black color theme with two powered leather seats, including memory function for the driver seat. Power windows, power mirrors, power door locks and power trunk release are some of the functions, as well as dual-zone climate control and a Delco Theftlock radio with CD player and premium Bose speaker system. The clear instrument panel looks like it just rolled off the assembly line if you disregard the odometer. All in all, the interior has relatively little wear for this low-mileage car.
Except for the first generation, subsequent Corvettes have been powered by V8s, as anything less would send loyal fans into a frenzy. This 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe carries the automaker’s LS1 V8 under its hood which displaces 5.7L (345ci) and puts out 350hp and 365lb-ft to the rear wheels via a 4L60E four-speed automatic transmission. The C5 was the first Corvette to have a drive-by-wire throttle, as well as variable-effort power steering. The performance figures were very good for the time, and remain decent in 2022, with a zero-to-sixty time of under five seconds and a top speed in the region of 170mph for the automatic.
Car Location: Texas 5.7L V8 26,500 Miles Torch Red Paint Black Leather Interior Original manual and paperwork Very Well Maintained Glass Removable Top Tires are like new 5 Spoke Chrome Wheels