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!

11 Comments
  1. LOUIS SEIDEN

    It only shows 1 key with the remote. Does it have a second key and remote?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Louis, thank you for asking. Yes, this Corvette Z06 comes with the original set of two keys and two remotes. Additionally, two sets of floor mats (factory carpet and winter rubber), as well as a Z06 car cover, will be included with the sale.

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  2. Guys with Rides

    ALL BIDDERS: Please note that we just added another dozen pictures the seller provided detailing the interior and the true condition of the factory wheels.

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  3. Anonymous

    Are the original wheels included with sale?

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    • Guys with Rides

      The Polished Aluminum wheels shown are in fact the original wheels this Z06 was delivered with. Our understanding is the 1SB package on Z06 FRCs came equipped with P36Z16 specific wheels 5-spoke aluminum polished with specific center caps with w/special logo.

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      • Anonymous

        Those are not original wheels on the car. They are C6 replica speedlines on the car. All C5 Z06s came with speedlines wheels, but not the ones on it.

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        • Guys with Rides

          You are correct. We confirmed with the seller the correct set of factory aluminum rims with their original Goodyear F1 tires will be included with sale. Our understanding is the original owner removed the factory wheels just a few hundred miles after taking delivery of the car, so we wouldn’t recommend driving on the original tires, they are perfect if you want to mount them for NCRS Judging. In addition to the wheel pictures, the seller just provided pictures of the 50th Anniversary owner’s manual, unwrapped CD, and other glove box “stuff” that came with this Corvette at delivery.

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  4. Barry

    The shifter knob is not factory it is aftermarket. The exhaust system is aftermarket as well. It is a CORSA system

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    • Guys with Rides

      Barry, thank you for pointing those two items out. We are checking with the seller to confirm whether the original parts will be part of the sale in addition to the factory wheels.

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      • Guys with Rides

        Barry (And All other bidders), the seller confirmed the original factory exhaust and the shift knob are included with the sale. The seller provided pictures of both that are now posted in the carousel. The shifter knob looks brand new.

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  5. Steve Webster

    I like your format, especially the ‘no dealers allowed’ as they are less than human in most cases, and have destroyed BaT and other online venues. I am curious who the winning bidder was on this C5, is there a way to see bid history?

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