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2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition

2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition
A 50th Anniversary Edition Corvette (RPO 1SC; $5,000) was available for 2003. It included an Anniversary Red exterior paint along with a Shale interior (below) and convertible top. RPO 1SC was not available with the Z06.
2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition interior 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition interior
2003 50th Anniversary Corvette interiors were shale which was a gray / beige combination. Right: For the first time, a C5 interior was available in a color other than black.
2003 Corvette Anniversary Edition front emblem
2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary front fender emblem All 2003 Corvettes, including the Z06, were treated to 50th Anniversary emblems on the nose (above) and front fender (right).

2003 Corvette For Sale

2003 Anniversary Edition Coupe
Price: $27,995 (Trades Considered)
Exterior: Anniversay Red
Interior: Shale
Miles: 18,410
Location: Parker Az 85344

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2003 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Anniversary Edition 18,410 original miles, 5.7 litre, Heads up Display, Manual Trans, Smoke top, Bose Speaker & Amplifier, 12 disc cd changer & Cassete, Memory pkg, Magnetic Selective Ride, Styled Aluminum Wheels, Tilt Telescoping & 50th Anniversary Pkg only 4085 made in this color in the coupe This car is Beautiful Don't miss out on this one Call Debbie at 928-208-3404 (more)

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Active Suspension Arrives

MSRC control Corvette engineers got a lot closer to active suspension nirvana with the introduction of the MSRC (Magnetic Selective Ride Control) (RPO F55; $1,695.00) introduced in 2003. It was miles ahead of the previous Selective Real Time Damping (RPO F45; $1,695.00) which also adjusted the suspension but was slow doing so. The Magnetic Selective Ride Control (MSRC) equipped Corvettes had an advanced shock absorber system which featured a fluid with tiny iron particles. An electronically controlled magnet changed the fluid in a way that caused it to flow through the orifices at a controlled rate. This had the effect of making the shock absorbers quickly adjustable for all driving conditions. The system had two modes: Active and Sport.
2003 Corvette with MSRC off 2003 Corvette with MSRC on
Left: without MSRC; Right: with MSRC. The difference is obvious; with all tires contacting the ground handling is greatly improved.

Ride quality was excellent with the MSRC, which is where the advantage of being able to quickly adjust the shocks really comes into its own. MSRC was not available with the Z06 which is probably a reflection of its pure performance intentions.

2003 Corvette Coupe Millennium Yellow with MSRC
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