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1999 Corvette lineup Official GM photograph
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The last two years had been especially memorable for Corvette fans, with an entirely new and spectacular Corvette for 1997 followed by the addition of a convertible in 1998. 1999 would also be special, with an unprecedented third body style becoming part of the lineup.

The new hardtop model had many advantages over the coupe. Although the coupe had slightly better aerodynamics*, the hardtop was lighter and therefore faster. Since it was not an open car, the structure was more solid. It would also cost less to build since the expenses involved with the rear window hatch and the targa roof hardware was eliminated.

*coupe: .29 Cd; convertible: .34 Cd; hardtop: .31 Cd.


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The last factor - lower cost - had many Corvette fans eager like a six year old on Christmas eve as the anticipation was that a lower cost, faster 'vette would be available. There were reports of a model with cloth seats, manual windows and locks along with smaller tires. But it would not happen; the best guess is that the Corvette product planners had a hard time coming up with a reason why they should sabotage the balance of the lineup. The hardtop was priced at $38,777.00, only $394 less than the coupe. Standard equipment with the hardtop included the six speed manual transmission which was a $825.00 option on the convertible and coupe.
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A radical departure: The new hardtop Corvette was the first Corvette since the 1967 coupe that was not an open car. The "hardtop" name was derived from the fact that it looked much like a convertible with a hardtop attached. It was actually closer to the convertible than the coupe since it shared more parts with the fully open family member, such as the trunk. For 1999 it featured the same LS1 engine but an automatic transmission would not be available. The competition oriented Z51 suspension system was standard on every hardtop.


1999 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
86U Magnetic Red Metallic Paint (coupe and convertible) 2,733 (8.21%) $500.00
AAB Memory Package (coupe and convertible) 23,829 (71.62%) $150.00
AG1 Power Driver Seat (hardtop) 3,716 (11.17%) $305.00
AG2 Power Passenger Seat (coupe and convertible) 27,089 (81.42%) $305.00
AP9 Parcel Net (hardtop) 2,738 (8.23%) $15.00
AQ9 Sports Seats (coupe and convertible) 27,089 (81.42%) $305.00
B34 Floor Mats 32,706 (98.30%) $25.00
B84 Body Side Moldings 19,348 (58.15%) $75.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 6,307 (18.96%) $950.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 5,235 (15.73%) $650.00
CJ2 Dual Zone Air Conditioning 25,672 (77.16%) $365.00
D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net (coupe) 18,058 (54.28%) $50.00
F45 Selective Real Time Damping (coupe and convertible) 7,515 (22.59%) $1,695.00
G92 Performance Axle (3.15 ratio for automatic) 14,525 (43.66%) $100.00
JL4 Active Handling System 20,174 (60.64%) $500.00
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission (coupe and convertible) 13,729 (41.27%) $825.00
N37 Telescopic Steering, Power (coupe and convertible) 16,847 (50.64%) $350.00
N73 Magnesium Wheels 2,029 (6.10%) $3,000.00
T82 Twilight Sentinel (coupe and convertible) 18,895 (56.79%) $60.00
T96 Fog Lamps 28,546 (85.80%) $69.00
TR9 Lighting Package (hardtop only) 3,037 (9.13%) $95.00
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer 16,997 (51.09%) $600.00
UN0 Delco Stereo System with CD 20,442 (61.44%) $100.00
UV6 Head Up Instrument Display 19,034 (57.21%) $375.00
UZ6 Bose Speaker Package (hardtop) 3,348 (10.06%) $820.00
V49 Front License Plate Frame 17,742 (53.33%) $15.00
YF5 California Emissions 3,336 (10.03%) $170.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package; Hardtop included RPO Z51. 10,244 (30.79%) $350.00

Total Production: 33,270
Coupe: 18,078 (54.34%)
Convertible: 11,161 (33.55%)
Hardtop: 4,031 (12.12%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $39,171.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $45,579.00.
Base Corvette Hardtop with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $38,777.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
10 Arctic White 2,756 (8.28%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak / Red Black / Light Oak / White
11 Light Pewter Metallic 6,164 (18.53%) Black / Light Gray / Red Black / White
13 Sebring Silver Metallic 3,510 (10.55%) Black / Light Gray / Red Black / White
23 Nassau Blue Metallic 1,034 (3.11%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
28 Navy Blue Metallic 1,439 (4.33%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
41 Black 7,235 (21.75%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak /Red Black / Light Oak / White
70 Torch Red 8,361 (25.13%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
86 Magnetic Red Metallic 2,733 (8.21%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White

Notes: Listed are recommended color combinations but any combination was possible. All colors were available with the hardtop except codes 13 and 86. The Hardtop was limited to a black interior.


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bob says...
looking for FRC production by VIN . first 99 FRC VIN ?
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