There are extremes in the way to own and drive a used car. The first is to find the nicest example you can find and drive it hoping it doesn’t depreciate, and the opposite side of the coin is when you find the ugliest example for a cheap price. You might end up dumping the […]
I’ve wanted to own a C5 generation Corvette Z06 since they came out of the factory for the 2001 model year for its blistering performance and basic good looks, and that desire didn’t wane as they’ve depreciated in price. My biggest concern (aside from things like shifting tectonic plates making my house closer to my neighbor and zombie sasquatch invasion) is that I’ll miss the window to buy the zed-ought-six before they become the playthings of wealth collectors. Find this 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 bidding for $7600 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go located in Morgantown, PA via eBay.
This next car met the criteria for featuring on DailyTurismo for two reasons; first (but not primarily) is that it is the cheapest C5 Z06 I’ve ever seen for sale that wasn’t wrecked, and second (most certainly primarily) is because it is located in the town of Pflugerville. Say it out loud; Pflugerville. If this is not a made up name of a town, I don’t know…welp…duckduckgo says it is indeed a town in Texas named after the German word for “ploughman,” but I’m pretty sure that if I was a supervillian I’d claim it as my home town. Find this 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 offered for $11000 in Pflugerville, TX via craigslist.
The Saleen S7 was an insane mid-engine supercar (hypercar?) built by madman Steve Saleen and sold in minimal quantities for a catastrophic sum of money ($500k?) from 2000 through 2009. This next car is NOT a Saleen S7, but it does a decent job of hiding the basic C5 Corvette body in a Saleenish body. My only suggestion is to remove the “Saleen” badging and replace it with something whimsical and mysterious like; “L’Orange” or “Spleentastic” or “Corvantic” or “El Chupacabra”. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Saleen kit offered for $24000 buy-it-now located in Kew Gardens, NY via eBay. Tip from Cory.
Here is a challenge for you folks on the interweb — find me a car that’ll go around a proper American road course (let’s say Laguna Seca) faster than this next thing for a similar amount of money. Some basic stats for the base C5; 350 horsepower LS1 V8, 6-speed manual, 3200 lbs curb weight, 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and on to 13.3 at 108mph in the 1/4 mile…and you get all that (plus some peeling paint!) for $7k. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $7000 in Duncanville, TX via craigslist.
Ah, the C5 Corvette Z06. The cheapest way to go fast, and the fastest way to lose your license. It is a formidable track machine, tuned by the wizards at Chevy’s performance group to take the standard C5 from fast enough to faster. When introduced in 2001, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was the fastest production […]
Bumped back to the top of the page! The C5 generation Corvette was a huge leap forward compared to the C4 generation — and not just because the new LS-series V8 was more powerful, or that the interior was nicer, but most importantly, the chassis was rigid and thoroughly modern. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5 […]
Find this 2008 Chevrolet Corvette, Owned by Angelyne here on eBay bidding for $14,100 reserve-not-met with auction ending Sunday at 8:15PM Pacific located in Los Angeles, CA. If you’ve spent any time in Los Angeles a few years ago, you will know Angelyne for her buxom billboards that dotted the LA skyline. For the most […]
The C5 generation Corvette was a huge leap forward compared to the C4 generation — and not just because the new LS-series V8 was more powerful, or that the interior was “nicer”, but most importantly, the chassis wasn’t as floppy as the C4 a lawn chair zip-tied to a skateboard. If you want to go […]
Chevrolet’s C5 generation Corvette was a fast car, and competent in the turns — but when they released the Z06 edition in 2001 they turned the knob up to 11. For the first time in history you could, for $56,395, buy a car that would hit 60mph in less than 4 seconds, cover a 1/4 […]