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2005 Corvette
When the sixth generation Corvette appeared in 2005, things had started to change rapidly in the automotive world. The benefits of computer aided design had been realized and product cycles were much shorter. While the C4 Corvette had been on the market for 14 years (1983 - 1996) the C5 was alive for only eight, from 1997 to 2004. The high performance sports car segment was moving rapidly and staying ahead of the pack was the key to success.
2005 Corvette

C6 Corvette Goal: A wider audience?

The Corvette had been selling well, around 33,000 units a year in recent times, about the production capacity of the Bowling Green KY assembly plant. Demand was such that rebates and other sales gimmicks were not needed to generate customer interest; the fact that few other cars were capable of matching the Corvettes performance and pizzazz was enough to keep showroom traffic steady. But there was still room for improvement. Although the loyalty of Corvette fans had been keeping sales brisk, import performance buyers were a hard sell.
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A lot of the C6 updates were designed to resolve that problem. One objection to the C5 was that it was too large, so the C6 measured was 5.1 inches shorter although the wheelbase was 1.2 inches longer. The C6 was also narrower by an inch. Weight was virtually the same for both cars at 3,246 lbs for the C4 and 3,245 for the C6. Build quality, which along with fit and finish had been improving as the Corvette matured, took a giant leap forward with the C6.

The styling, which is where the real C5/C6 differences could be found, was a contemporary look that also included a number of cues from the past so the traditional Corvette fans would feel at home.


2005 Corvette For Sale

Silver Metallic C6 LOW MILES
Price: $31,950 obo
Exterior: Machined Silver Metallic
Interior: Black
Miles: 8,100
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

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DVD Navigation. AM/FM/CD Bose. All original. Head Up Display. Leather. Traction Control. High Intensity Discharge - Xenon - headlights (more)

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2005 Corvette C6 headlight

A Corvette Revolution: Exposed Headlights

Corvette C6 headlight Hidden headlights had been a Corvette tradition since 1963 - 42 long years - so the exposed headlights on the C6 were a real departure. As cool as they had been for all those years, hidden headlights carried a fair amount of negative baggage. The opening mechanism added complexity, cost and weight. When opened, they were aerodynamic disasters derisively referred to as "air brakes" by the engineering staff. By 2005 HID (High Intensity Discharge) Xenon headlight technology made possible effective, low profile lamps that allowed designers the flexibility of a nicely integrated lighting system. The high beams were a tungsten-halogen projector lens. The outermost lamps were the daytime running lights and the parking lights.

2005 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
19U LeMans Blue exterior paint 3,759 (10.06%) $300.00
1SA* Preferred Equipment Group - Coupe 3,763 (10.07%) $1,405.00
1SB** Preferred Equipment Group - Coupe 22,319 (59.72%) $4,360.00
1SB** Preferred Equipment Group - Convertible 10,306 (27.58%) $2,955.00
45U Velocity Yellow exterior paint (late) 760 (2.03%) $750.00
79U Millennium Yellow exterior paint 2,002 (5.36%) $750.00
80U Monterey Red exterior paint (late) 717 (1.92%) $750.00
86U Magnetic Red exterior paint 3,404 (9.11%) $750.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 2,585 (6.92%) $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, transparent (coupe) 8,469 (22.66%) $750.00
CM7 Power Convertible Top 7,541 (20.18%) $1,995.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control 9,041 (24.19%) $1,695.00
G90 Performance 3.15 Axle (with automatic transmission) 15,112 (40.44%) $395.00
MX0 Four-speed Automatic Transmission 22,380 (59.88%) n/a
QG7 Polished Aluminum Wheels 27,080 (72.46%) $1,295.00
QX1 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (late) 621 (1.66%) $295.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 831 (2.22%) $490.00
U2K XM Satellite Radio 21,896 (58.59%) $325.00
U3U AM/FM CD with DVD Navigation, Bose 4,676 (12.51%) $1,400.00
UE1 OnStar System 19,634 (52.54%) $695.00
Z51 Performance Package 15,345 (41.06%) $1,495.00

Total Production: 37,372
Coupe: 26,728 (71.52%)
Convertible: 10,644 (28.48%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 400 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $44,245.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 346 cu. in. 400 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $52,245.00.


2005 Packages
RPO Description Contains Production Price
1SB

Coupe Equipment Group

All of 1SA + heads-up display, power telescopic steering column, auto dimming mirrors (inside and outside), memory package, heated seats, premium Bose audio with six disc CD changer and homelink system 22,319 (59.72%) $4,360
1SB

Convertible Equipment Group

All of 1SA + heads-up display, power telescopic steering column, auto dimming mirrors (inside and outside), memory package, heated seats, premium Bose audio with six disc CD changer and homelink system 10,306 (27.58%) $2,995

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
10 Arctic White 1,968 (5.27%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
19 LeMans Blue 3,759 (10.06%) Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
27 Precision Red 1,304 (3.49%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
41 Black 7,995 (21.39%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
45 Velocity Yellow 760 (2.03%) Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
67 Machine Silver 6,865 (18.37%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
71 Daytona Sunset Orange 2,981 (7.98%) Ebony / Cashmere
74 Victory Red 5,617 (15.03%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
79 Millennium Yellow 2,002 (5.36%) Ebony / Cashmere
80 Monterey Red 717 (1.92%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray
86 Magnetic Red 3,404 (9.11%) Red / Ebony / Cashmere / Steel Gray

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