Having owned – and driven – several C5s over the years, including buying the same ’97 twice, the last time selling it with roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer – I don’t know if I would necessarily agree with that assessment.
But today, we offer up an example of a C5 that has indeed covered just 12,000 miles since it left the Bowling Green assembly plant nearly 20 years ago.
Of course, this 2003 Corvette coupe just happens to have an excuse for the low mileage, considering it’s a special 50th Anniversary Edition coated – appropriately enough – in 50th Anniversary Red paint.
It’s up for sale on Bring a Trailer for the next four days, and the high bid so far is $18,000.
If you expect a perfect car for such low mileage, however, don’t. According to the listing, the car’s fuel gauge functions intermittently, stone chips are visible on the front bumper, and a section of the lower lip spoiler is detached on the passenger side.
Otherwise, based on the many photos accompanying the listing, the car looks to be in fine shape, however.
All the 50th Anniversary Editions came equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out 350 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, a four-speed automatic transmission, and a limited-slip differential. Also included were commemorative badging, auto-dimming mirrors, memory settings, Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, head-up display, automatic headlights, special trim, power-telescoping steering column, removable roof panel, cruise control, automatic climate control, power-adjustable seats, staggered-diameter alloy wheels, and a CD stereo with Bose audio.
The Shale leather interior – with darker tan trim on the upper door panels and dashboard – features power-adjustable sport seats with headrests embroidered with the “50th Anniversary” logo.
What’s your take on this special edition Corvette? Would you enjoy driving it a lot with no concern for keeping the mileage down, or would you be the person who owns the car “nobody drives, nobody sells, and nobody buys”?
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