WINDOW STICKER, ONLY 17K ORIGIAL MILES, 6 SPEED, BLACK WHEELS, EXCELLENT SHAPE!
With Corvettes, you can almost ensure future collectability with a few key ingredients: more power, limited production, and being at the beginning or end of production. This 2004 Z06 captures all three, and while it isn't going to make you rich overnight, it is the kind of car that you can drive and enjoy (big time!) without worries, especially with only 17,011 original miles!
The Z06 was the C5's answer to the ZR1: more power, better handling, and less weight, all adding up to a formidable factory performer. It kept the ZR1 tradition alive in that it, too, kept a low profile with subtle changes to its appearance, and it was only available in one body style: the fixed-roof coupe (FRC). Bathed in sinister black paint, it looks like a track weapon thanks to performance-based upgrades like the screened-in brake cooling ducts up front and in the rocker panels, the lowered ride height, and the titanium exhaust, which is visible from behind. But despite its abilities, this one seems to have led a very easy life, and shows very few signs of use and none of the usual "upgrades" that the aftermarket all too willingly will supply to Corvette fans eager for more performance. Instead, it seems that looking good was this car's primary mission and someone made sure that the black paint remained gorgeous.
The Z06 stuck to the basics inside, getting a two-tone leather treatment on the seats (which were the lightweight standard Corvette buckets, not the heavy Sport seats), but otherwise looks like most other C5s. That's OK because the hardware is really what matters and the C5's driving environment was already pretty good. Key it up and the gauges do a little dance and the car springs to life with a single turn of the key. A 6-speed manual transmission was the only choice, and it featured revised ratios in every gear to hone the Z06 into a track-based superstar. And yes, all the usual stuff was standard including power windows and locks, keyless entry, A/C, and a decent Bose audio system that was powerful enough to overcome the thunder under the hood. The C5's biggest calling card was storage space, because the FRC offers a real trunk with plenty of space for track gear or a week's worth of luggage.
The revised LS6 engine was booted to 405 horsepower a few years before this one was built, but dyno testing after the fact suggests that Chevy deliberately under-rated the Z06 and that the real number is somewhere closer to 425 horses. Virtually every single part inside the engine was changed for the Z06, making it faster, lighter, and more powerful, and it happily spins to its 6500 RPM redline, which is 500 more than the stock LS1. This one remains bone stock without so much as an air filter upgrade, so you don't have to worry about someone else abusing it. The undercarriage is clean enough to convince us it has never seen the rain, and bright red brake calipers are the only bit of color on the car. Even the blacked-out alloy wheels add to the sinister look and wear oversized 265/40/17 front and 295/35/18 rear Michelin Pilot radials.
Fun today and collectable tomorrow, this Z06 represents perhaps the biggest bang for the buck in our showroom. It also includes the original window sticker to add to the collectability standpoint, Call today!
Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Anti-Lock Brakes, Anti-Theft System, CD Player, Cruise Control, Defrost, Driver Airbag, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Heat, Leather Seats, Numbers Matching, Passenger Airbag, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Remote Door Openers, Seatbelts, Tilt Wheel
Original Window Sticker
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- LS6 V8
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 17,011 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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