|Major change from its predecessor the C4, was a hydroformed box frame, a design that offered an improved structural platform, especially for a convertible body style. To improve handling, the transmission was relocated to form an integrated, rear-mounted transaxle assembly. Connected to the all-new LS1 engine via a torque tube, the engine/transmission arrangement enabled a 50-50% front-rear weight distribution. The LS1 engine initially produced 345 hp. The C5 was also the first Corvette to incorporate a drive-by-wire throttle; and variable-effort steering, whereby the assist level of the power steering is varied according to vehicle speed (more at lower speeds, less at higher speeds). Also notable, though rarely discussed, the C5 generation was the first model to adopt the parallel or 'tandem' windshield wiper configuration, abandoning the opposed configuration that was used on every previous Corvette model since the first in 1953. The C5 is competitive in regards to 0"60 mph acceleration times with almost all premium sports cars of its era, including the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, and the Ferrari 355. A composite of published performance numbers for the base-model coupŠ and convertible gives a 0"60 mph time of around 4.5 seconds, and a standing quarter-mile time of around 13.3 seconds at 108 mph (both times for a vehicle equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission. This Gorgeous ONE ORIGINAL OWNER Corvette Has Always Been Babied, Spending Winters With The Snow Birds In Sunny Naples Florida Accumulating Only 28,000 Original Miles... Clean Car Fax Showing Dealer Maintenance And Accident Free. Well Equipped LS1 V8 350 6 Speed Manual transmission Power Steering Power 4 Wheel Disc Brakes Independent Suspension Power Seats With Lumbar Control Power Windows Rear Defroster Automatic Dual Zone AC And Heat Delay Wipers HEADS UP Display Leather Seats Front Plate Never Installed, Bracket In Trunk With Cargo Net AM/FM/CD Factory Radio Remote Side View Mirrors Front Bra Included In Sale This is a consignment vehicle and the information above was provided by the current owner. We can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the above information. However, please understand as with all pre-owned automobiles, the described condition is subjective Worldwide Enclosed Door To Door Transportation / Financing Available Numbers Matching and Original Mileage Cars If marked as such, the vehicle Consignor states, this vehicles as numbers matching and/or original mileage. It has not been verified by Midwest Car Exchange Inc. As such Midwest Car Exchange Inc. is not guaranteeing the authenticity of this claim. Buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase. This vehicle is being sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no warranty, expressed, written or implied. Midwest Car Exchange Inc. shall not be responsible for the description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, nor is responsible for any omissions or errors in advertising and therefore makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, to their satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Midwest Car Exchange Inc. shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Midwest Car Exchange Inc. assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle, post sale.