The title on the Dallas Craigslist ad simply reads “1999 Chevrolet Corvette Yellow 8 Cylinder Automatic Coupe – $104,900”. Savvy internet searchers will immediately notice the $105k price tag and wonder what kind of C5 can merit such a lofty sum. Well, this one can as it’s one of the 19 Callaway C12’s built in 1999. Click past the jump for more on this rare bird.
Ruf Automotive Centre in Carrollton, Texas is currently offering this yellow 1999 Callaway C12 for sale. According to the ad description, the car has travelled just 13,979 miles since new and has been well cared for by its previous owners. The 440hp Supernatural (non supercharged version) features the following options: LeMans brakes, coilovers, carbon fiber body, carbon fiber interior, Alpine Audiophile stereo, and Callaway sport seats. We’re especially enamored by the black/yellow combo interior. You’ll also note that there’s actually a 6 speed transmission lurking in there as opposed to the auto referenced in the ad. The selling dealer states that the original MSRP from Callaway was a staggering $204,565!
We did a little digging through the Callaway Owners Group website and this example appears to be car #15 built in 1999 and it’s one of only 2 yellow cars assembled that year. For reference, car #16, a blue automatic speedster with 10,000 miles sold earlier this year at Mecum’s Monterrey auction for $90,000. So the $104,900 asking price on this one doesn’t seem to be too far off.