Corvettes for Sale: Torch Red 1999 Corvette FRC with 24K Miles

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Corvettes for Sale: Torch Red 1999 Corvette FRC with 24K Miles


When the fifth-generation Corvette was in the planning stages, Chevrolet considered offering an entry-level model that would have less standard equipment and hence lower pricing.

But when the C5 Corvette proved to be so popular in 1997 and 1998, plans to offer this hardtop version with cloth seats, manual door locks, and smaller wheels and tires were canceled.

Instead, the FRC (Fixed Roof Coupe) made its debut in 1999. We’ve always liked the look of these cars, which resemble convertibles, just with a non-removable hardtop bolted in place but still with a convertible trunk offering storage at the rear of the car.

Corvettes for Sale: Torch Red 1999 Corvette FRC with 24K Miles


Thanks to the fixed roof, these cars were 12 percent stiffer than a coupe with the roof panel in place and were the lightest C5s available by about 80 pounds. Eventually, in 2001, the FRC transformed into the Z06, and the rest is history.

This very nice 1999 Z51 FRC – one of just 4,031 produced that first year – is being offered on eBay for $21,900.

Corvettes for Sale: Torch Red 1999 Corvette FRC with 24K Miles


This Torch Red example is said to have been meticulously maintained and cared for, with the seller saying “pride in ownership shows.”

The two-owner car has just 24,000 miles and is virtually all stock other than the addition of two desirable modifications – a Borla exhaust and an aftermarket stereo head unit that looks professionally done in the center stack. But if you’re into originality, the seller has the original exhaust and radio available.

Corvettes for Sale: Torch Red 1999 Corvette FRC with 24K Miles


The car spent the first 12,000 miles in Florida, then the next 12,000 miles in Arizona.

The seller rates the exterior paint as a 9.8 but says it could be a 10 with a good clay bar detail. He judges the interior a 10 with very little wear (non-smoker, too), and says everything works as it should with no codes. Mechanically, the drivetrain featuring a 345-horsepower engine also earns a solid 10, he says.

“I’m trying to be as transparent as possible,” the seller concludes. “Car needs nothing, you could easily fly in and drive her home. Vette overall is a 9.8 with just a touch easily a 10 it really doesn’t need anything it’s just I’m very meticulous.”

Corvettes for Sale: Torch Red 1999 Corvette FRC with 24K Miles


Source:
eBay Motors

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