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Autotrader Find: 2004 Chevy Corvette With 489 Original Miles

Although we’re now on the “C7” Chevrolet Corvette and hurtling quickly towards the rumored midengine model, those nostalgic for the old days can still get into a new C5 Corvette. That would be this example, a 2004 C5 Corvette convertible with just 489 miles on the odometer.

This Corvette isn’t new in the sense that it’s never been titled, but it’s certainly new in the sense that it’s never been driven. It was sold by Chevrolet of Sioux Falls in South Dakota in October 2004, and the first owner added 270 miles by December 7, 2004. After that, it was almost never driven, and the next record on the Carfax report shows an August 2015 oil change at Elizabeth Chevrolet in Truman, Minnesota, with 422 miles.

This Corvette is now offered for sale at a dealership called Coast to Coast, located in Indianapolis, which specializes in exciting and special cars — though this is surely one of the most special. Beyond the low miles, it’s a good specification, with a red exterior, a black leather interior and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Coast to Coast is currently offering this Corvette for $27,990, which strikes me as a decent deal for a new, desirable car from 15 years ago, but it’s hard to know exactly what the market would suggest the price should be on this car, since so few reach the market in this condition. Either way, if you really miss the C5 Corvette, now’s your chance to own a pristine one.

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  1. A C5 Corvette is probably pretty tame in today’s world, Many Camaro’s will likely perform better, But hey, The price is right! ETA: 350hp isn’t anything to sneeze at, Introduce some forced induction with a supercharger, turbocharger or both and you have one quick car!

  2. *Every mid-life crisis-age dad in the town I grew up in breathes heavily* 

    Cool to see one of these preserved but it was never rare…
  3. I always get a kick out of people who preserve run of mill American sports cars.  SSRs, Prowlers, special edition Mustangs, the Retro Thunderbirds.  You name it there is one out there with 3 digits on the odometer and it’s not going up in value.

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