47K Miles: 1998 C5 Corvette Coupe
October 6, 2021 Update: The high bid of $7,950 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $15,000, so we’ve moved this 1998 C5 Corvette Coupe to our “Rides Still Available” page. Click the blue “Buy Now” button below to navigate to the bid page where you can select the “Buy Now” option.
October 5 Update – The Seller Just lowered the reserve price on this 1998 C5 Corvette Coupe!
GuysWithRides.com is proud to offer this 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe we are offering online in a reserve price style auction on behalf of the private seller.
Bidding started Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and runs for 14 consecutive days through Wednesday, October 6, at 7:00 PM Eastern time.
This 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe currently resides as part of a private collection near New Hope, Pennsylvania, which is about one hour’s drive from either Newark or Philadelphia International Airports.
Current High Bid = $7,950
Reserve Price= $15,000
Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!
To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel. NOTE: If you do not see the first picture immediately, please click on the white space and the pictures should start to appear before they are fully loaded.
After almost 15 years with the fourth generation Corvette, GM released the most radically new version of America’s sports car since the model’s debut in 1953. The new C5 was both lighter and stiffer than the C4 thanks to hydroformed frame rails and featured a transaxle that both improved weight distribution and freed up interior space. Drive-by-wire throttle and variable effort power steering were other new features but, most importantly, the C5 Corvette introduced the world to the all-aluminum LS V-8 engine, undoubtedly one of the best engines ever made and one that’s been used in countless engine swaps from restomods to NA Miatas and even Toyota minivans. In the C5, the LS1 was mated to a new Borg-Warner T-56 6-speed transmission, while a four-speed automatic remained available.
The private seller is the third owner of this 1998 Corvette Coupe who purchased the car nearly ten years ago when it had approximately 42K miles. During his ownership, the seller added approximately five thousand miles. As the pictures and videos illustrate, beyond the exterior blemishes we’ve documented in the pictures provided, the only notable interior flaw is a tear at the top of the driver’s seat integrated headrest.
Mechanically, the Check Engine Light was illuminated during our photography session. The seller confirmed the fault code is an emissions warm-up-related item that he was going to have looked into. We will provide an update as soon as the seller provides feedback.
We’re providing a complimentary CarFax® confirming the clean ownership history, mileage, and the fact this Corvette has never been the recipient of any accident damage. Please click on the picture below to read the full report:
To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. As you’ll note in the comments below, the graph link provided by Classic.com is not separating out 1998 C5 Corvettes the way we would like, so here is a still shot of the desired graph:
By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:
If you have any questions about this 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!