3,863 Miles: 2003 Corvette Z06 50th Anniversary – SOLD For $30,100!
June 2, 2021 Update – We’re pleased to report bidding ended one hundred dollars above the reserve price for a winning bid of $30,100! While this low-mileage Z06 got away, please feel free to call us directly at (877) 468-6497.
GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this 3,863 original mile, 2003 Corvette Z06 50th Anniversary Edition for our latest reserve auction lot. Bidding opens Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Noon Eastern Time and continues for 14 days through Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 pm. This Corvette Z06 is currently located less than one hour from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
In a nod to the legendary high-performance C2 versions from the mid-sixties, Corvette engineers launched a C5-based Z06 model in 2001. The C5 Z06 used a tuned version of the standard LS1 engine (designated the LS6), with a higher power output of 385 horsepower. Although its total output was less than that of the previous late model ZR-1, the Z06 was much lighter and could out-perform the original C4 ZR-1 in every category except top speed. The C5 Z06 had a total curb weight of 3,118 pounds and was only available with the six-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet engineered several modifications for the Z06 to put the increased power to its best use, starting with the most structurally rigid body style which was the hardtop or fixed-roof coupe (“FRC”). The new components added to the Z06 included: uprated FE4 suspension, larger wheels and tires, revised gearing ratios, and functional brake cooling ducts. The Z06 is 38 pounds lighter than a standard C5 hardtop due to weight-saving measures such as a titanium exhaust system, thinner glass, lighter wheels, non-EMT tires, reduced soundproofing, fixed rear radio aerial, and a lighter battery. Starting with the 2002 model year, power increased to 405 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 400 foot-pounds of torque at 4,800 rpm, due to a larger air intake, stiffer valve springs, lighter sodium-filled valves, and more aggressive camshaft lift and timing.
If you missed out on the opportunity to buy a C5 Z06 when new, now is your opportunity to do so. This is a 3,863-mile example that has never been tracked that is being offered by the original owner. Given the extremely low mileage and like-new condition, this Z06 is now eligible for National Corvette Restoration Society (“NCRS”) Top Flight judging, should the next owner decide to go that route with the car. Helping that idea is the fact this Z06’s original factory wheels are still equipped with the factory-supplied Goodyear F1 tires only have a reported 300 miles on them. So, while you would never want to drive on an 18-year-old tire, the next caretaker can trailer this Z06 to NCRS events and install the original rim set for judging.
As we could not inspect this Corvette ourselves in person, we had a local LemonSquad.com mechanic conduct a detailed Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) on our behalf. As expected, the mechanical confirmed this Z06 to be in “Concours” condition. The only thing noted on his report was the lack of the spare tire, however, as described above, Z06’s of this vintage were not provided a spare from the factory. You’ll note that along with the factory floor mats and the antenna is the factory-supplier air compressor and tire repair kit.
To help sell this Corvette, we purchased the detailed PPI below:
We’re also providing this complimentary CarFax:
To help you make informed bids, below is a summary of Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool estimates based upon condition:
As any knowledgeable Corvette enthusiast would expect, this extremely low mileage and unmolested NCRS-Eligible 2003 ZO6 carries a realistic and market-correct reserve commensurate with this car’s like-new condition.
If you have any questions about this like-new, original owner, 50th Anniversary 2003 Corvette Z06, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!