I’ll be the first to complain loudly about the interior, how I’m not old enough to drive one, New Balance, chest hair, gold chains, Corvette tax….
Now that that’s out of the way continue on.
8/2/22 5:00 p.m.
I can’t find the article. What a nuisance!
I think the optimum buying time for these is sadly passed. I feel that way about so many cool cars today.
This article was written in 2011. Why not re-write to update and show the C6 as a bargain supercar?
Here’s mine at COTA in Austin, TX at an HPDE track day.
My only complaint is that the 1998 Convertible came with the automatic transmission only. It’s sorta kinda expensive to set the 4L60E to racing standards even when you have oversized clutches put in there…
In reply to ThumperUSMC :
Unfortunately, automatic transmission pretty well matches the ethos of the vast majority of Corvette convertible buyers.
As for the C5 still being a bargain supercar today. Absolutely, without question. You can shag a nice driver for $15,000 or less and right out of the box it performs well. Add a few mods and you’ve got a car that can hunt down a lot of modern cars costing many times more.