Used 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible


$16,629 - $16,997
1999 Chevrolet Corvette

1999 Highlights

A hardtop model aimed at enthusiasts is introduced, and its options list is short. Other Corvettes can be equipped with numerous options including a new heads-up display and a power tilt/telescope steering wheel.


Pros

  • High performance. Daily-driver livability. Bargain sticker price.

Cons

  • Some cheesy interior bits, slow kick-down with automatic transmission.

Used 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible for Sale

Chevrolet Corvette 1999 2dr Coupe Torch Red 18,098 miles
Used 1999Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$19,990
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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4.8 mi away
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Dealer Notes

Extremely Low Miles Vette Finished in Red W Red Leather Interior, VA Inspected, Runs Great, Heads Up Display, Bose Sound, Chrome Wheels, Looks Brand Spanking New, Financing Available - Call Now 703-665-2124 PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703-206-8570 for more info or set up an appointment !

Chevrolet Corvette 1999 2dr Coupe Magnetic Red Metallic 30,881 miles
Used 1999Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
Pure Car Buying(1)
33.2 mi away
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Dealer Notes

LOWEST MILES AROUND THIS CLEAN 1999 CORVETTE IS A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND CAR TO HAVE SOME FUN IT ITS LOADED WITH Front air conditioning Front airbags: dual Removable Roof Antenna type: power Cassette Premium brand Radio: AM/FM ABS: 4-wheel Power brakes Steering wheel trim: leather Center console Cruise control Multi-function remote: Power steering Steering wheel: tilt Limited slip differential: rear Clock Gauge: tachometer Side mirror adjustments: power Side mirrors Driver seat power adjustments Front seat type: bucket Upholstery: leather Anti-theft system: alarm Power door locks Traction control Tire type Wheel diameter: 17 inch Wheels: alloy Front wipers: intermittent Power windows Tinted glass AND MUCH MORE. WE OFFER COMPETITIVE FINANCING RATES APPLY AT WWW.PURECARBUYING.COM Visit Pure Car Buying online at purecarbuying.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-634-2649 today to schedule your test drive.

Chevrolet Corvette 1999 2dr Convertible Torch Red Light Oak60,556 miles
Used 1999Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$16,997
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Sebring Silver Metallic Black77,028 miles
Used 1999Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$14,995
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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88.8 mi away
Sebring Silver Metallic 41,186 miles
Used 1999Chevrolet CorvetteBase
List:$16,629
Est.Loan: $303/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

More than forty years after the 1953 Corvette debuted Chevrolet introduced the fifth-generation Corvette for 1997. The C5 almost didn't happen. Originally scheduled for release in 1993, the Corvette was killed for a short time before performance zealots within General Motors resuscitated the project and made the new car a reality. With the addition of a hardtop model to the lineup, three different Corvettes are available for 1999.

Pushrod power, in the form of a reworked, 5.7-liter V8 engine dubbed the LS1, motivates the Corvette. Horsepower is rated 345 at 5,600 rpm, while torque measures 350 lbs.-ft. at 4,400 rpm. The result? Equipped with the standard four-speed automatic transmission, the Corvette will hit 60 mph in a shade over five seconds. Opt for the six-speed manual transmission and you'll cut less than half a second off the trap time. To help reign in the power on slippery surfaces, acceleration slip regulation (a.k.a., traction control) is standard equipment. EPA mileage figures are phenomenal for a high-powered sports car; the Corvette will return 28 mpg on the highway with the manual tranny.

Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes keep stopping distances short with larger rotors than previous Corvettes. Front tires are 17 inches in diameter, and rears are a whopping 18 inches across, which contributes to an excellent .93g of road grip. The rubber stays planted well too, thanks to a fully independent, four-wheel short/long-arm height-adjustable suspension. Optional on coupe and convertible is an Active Handling system, which keeps the Corvette in line even if the driver isn't.

Body panels are still composed of a material other than metal, though no longer fiberglass. Sheet molded compound wraps around an ultra-stiff structure that features a full-length perimeter frame with tubular steel side rails. The windshield frame is aluminum, and the instrument panel is attached directly to a beefy cross member designed to reduce noise and vibration. A sandwich composite floor with a lightweight balsa wood core damps noise and vibration while making the floor exceptionally stiff.

Inside, a dashboard with analog gauges and intuitive radio and climate controls greets passengers. Luggage space beneath the coupe's rear hatch glass is an incredible 25 cubic feet, made possible with the use of dual mid-ship mounted fuel tanks that are snuggled within the Corvette's structure. Even the hardtop and convertible can tote more cargo than any Corvette in history. Inside, the car feels more airy, thanks to a narrower door sill and taller height combined with a low cowl.

Improvements for 1999 are few but significant. Aside from the introduction of the enthusiast-oriented hardtop model, a heads-up display (HUD) and a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel can be purchased for installation on the coupe and convertible. Also available on those two models is Twilight Sentinel, an automatic headlight system. Red Magnetic Metallic paint is optional for those wishing to spend extra money on such things.

Yes, the Corvette is an outstanding effort and competes favorably with the best in the class. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like a million bucks, to our eyes. Long, low, and lean, the Corvette is certainly attractive. We take issue, however, with the thick truncated tail and the odd-looking air scoops for the front brakes. Other critics have complained of derivative styling cues and the lack of chrome-finished exhaust tips. Still, the Corvette's new shape will wear well into the next century, particularly in convertible format.

Don't let the fact that the C5 will swallow two golf bags sway you into thinking this a gentrified sporting coupe. The 1999 Corvette is among the best true sports cars your money can buy.

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Features & Specs

2dr Convertible
MPG18
SeatingN/A
TransmissionN/A
Fuelgas
Horsepower345 hp @ 5600 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
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C5 ragtop... a dream turned reality
For years I drooled over 'Vettes and due to my height (6'8"), I could never fit in one. Then along came the C5 and changed all of that. There it was.. screaming my name out... torch red with oak interior, 6sp, Bose, the works. I've never had a lick of trouble with the car, and its been impeccably maintained for the past 10yrs, never in the rain or snow. Still looks factory fresh. And my plates say it all: LUCKYME
6 speed manual convertible
I loved this car! That being said, I had some serious issues. I bought it with 44k miles, and owned it through 65k miles. Right away, it was popping out of 6th gear. Luckily I had an extended warranty. This required a trans rebuild which was $5-6k. I had an issue with the steering column lock motor -- it failed, requiring the car to be towed to the dealership. The welds on the exhaust break over time, requiring repair or replacement. Other than the problems, the car is smooth, insanely fast, and gets great gas mileage - I got as high as 33 mpg at 70mph. The stereo is amazing - Bose.
Pleased Corvette Owner
1999 Magnetic Red Metallic Convertible with Light Oak Interior/Top. Magnificent Machine. My plate says it all...YS I CAN... Color is so deep you feel as though you could dive into it. Looks like it needs a ticket just sitting still! Could not be happier with a great American Sport Car. Has every option available.
Used 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Overview

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