We recently acquired this 2004 Corvette Convertible from the original owner who lived here locally in the Southwest Missouri area. Lady driven and cared for. Non-smoker vehicle and garage kept. Finished in Torch Red with Black Leather interior and a Black
Canvas soft top. Clean CarFax Vehicle History Report with no accidents or issues. Serviced regularly at Dennis Hanks Chevrolet in Ozark MO. No paint work and a real nice clean C5 Generation Corvette. This was the last year of this generation as well to see the Torch Red exterior paint color as it was discontinued and not brought back until 2010. Also the last year of the retractable headlamps. The mileage on this car is only 38,745 and performs well. The tires were replaced with a nice set of Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 3s in the correct original sizes both front and back that the car came with. The wheels were also replaced with new chrome ones in the updated C6 style version and look nice on the car. The tires are balanced out smooth and drive exceptionally well compared to the original Goodyears that came on the car.
This particular Corvette originally came with just the painted aluminum wheels and is the reason why they were changed out to the chrome. This wheel and tire package alone would easily cost you $2,000 today. We have also installed a new battery in the car and a recent service was performed as well.
Exterior and interior of this Corvette is excellent. Little to minimal wear showing on the seats. No tears or rips on the interior and no chips in the windshield. The convertible top is just “like new” condition with no wear or wrinkles from being left down for a long period of time. The paint shines well and has only a few minor nicks in the paint but nothing that noticeable. A nice and presentable example of a C5 Corvette convertible.
The C5 was a big success when first introduced back in 1997 and the convertible model in 1998. Unlike in the past, with carry over engines and drivelines, the C5s had a completely new engine driving a rear transaxle, a Corvette first. Virtually all interior, exterior and suspension components were redesigned for this vehicle. All wheelbase, length and width changed and provided much more interior and cargo room. The new LS1 engine was an all aluminum small block V8 producing 350 HP for the 2004 model year. For the first time since 1962, a separate trunk with outside access returned for this Generation of the Corvette. It was a standard feature for the convertible body style.
Standard features for the 2004 model included:
Leather seats, 6-way power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone air electronic air conditioning with outside temperature gauge, tilt wheel, cruise control, fog lamps, and floor mats.
The 346 ci, 350 hp LS1 engine and automatic transmission was standard equipment as well as sport seats, 6-way passenger power seat, and a tire-pressure monitor system.
This Corvette originally had a list price new of $53,335.00
Sold new Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario California.
Original purchase date was January 13th, 2004.
The original owner lived here in Missouri and was out in California on vacation and bought this Corvette and drove it back home to Missouri.
The original base price of a 2004 Corvette convertible was $51,535.00
There were 34,064 Corvettes built in 2004.
Out of that number only 12,216 were convertibles and only 1,709
Convertibles were finished in the Torch Red exterior color.
This was an early 2004 Corvette model being built in August of 2003.
Preferred Equipment Group $1,200.00
Electrochromic Mirrors Inside
Rear & Left Outside Rear
Head Up Display
Steering: Power Telescoping &
Manual Tilt Steering Column
CD 12 Disc Changer, Remote $600.00
Rear Axle 2.73 Ratio NO CHARGE
AM/FM Cassette Stereo NO CHARGE
Front Tire-P245/45ZR17 BW SBR NO CHARGE
Rear Tire-P275/40ZR18 BW SBR NO CHARGE
TOP-BLACK NO CHARGE
OTHER STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
5.7 Liter 350 HP Sequential Fuel Injection V8 Engine
4-Speed O/D Auto Transmission
Traction Control System
4 Wheel Independent Suspension
Power Front/Rear Disc Brakes
Power Speed Sensitive Rack And Pinion Steering
Limited Slip Differential
Aluminum 5 Spoke Wheels
Tire Pressure Monitor System
Oil Life Monitoring System
SAFETY & SECURITY:
Driver/Front Passenger Airbags
Air Bag Shut-Off Front Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Pass-Key II Theft Deterrent System W/Horn Alarm
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
Power Heated Outside Mirrors
Full Folding Top With Heated Rear Window Glass
Retractable Halogen Headlamps
Fog & Daytime Running Lamps
Chrome Plated Exhaust Tips
AM/FM Stereo W/Bose Speakers
Dual Zone, Electronic A/C
Carpeted Floor Mats
Driver Information Center
Cruise Control With Resume
Intermittent Wiper System
Leather Seating Surfaces
6-Way Power Sport Seats
Leather Wrapped Tilt Steering Wheel
Power Door Locks & Windows
Remote Decklid & Fuel Door Release
Including with this Corvette is the original window sticker, original purchase agreement, original pre-delivery inspection, original dealership papers when purchased new, both sets of keys and key fobs labeled 1 & 2 for the memory package, original owners manual and portfolio that came with the car when new, CarFax Vehicle History Report, and original owners information.
The C5 Corvette Generation is one of our best sellers being in the Corvette Business.
The overall looks, ride and comfort, as well as the room that these models have is just some of the many reasons they are good sellers.