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Old 11-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default 1998 Corvette C5 (modified)

This is my son's car - great car. This is my son's car. It is labeled a C5R, but I can't seem to find anything about the model. It seems pretty unique. Would love to find out more about it. The C5R is listed as a special race car, but this seems to be a custom show car.

Pics at this site:

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/garage/...687#pc1441433/

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,

Well,,, SOMEONE added some AFTERMARKET body stuff and modded the engine. The link below explains what a REAL C5 R is, does and looks like:

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/2...ette-C5-R.html

The 98 C5 came in two different versions: COUPE and Convertable

The 99 came in three versions: Coupe, Vert and Fixed Roof Coupe (FRC ) We commonly refer to it as Factory Race Car.

Check out this link. It gives a great overview of all vettes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvette

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Take a close look at the pics (you can select pic to enlarge). Even the rear light has C5R on it. The interior is black with red trim. It looks like this was done in the factory. The most unique factory looking C5 I have ever seen. Front, rear, and side special effects. Interior special effects. Even under the hood, all chrome and a 1998 logo under the hood.

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/garage/...ted.#pc1470810

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Take a close look at the pics. Even the rear light has C5R on it. The interior is black with red trim. It looks like this was done in the factory. The most unique factory looking C5 I have ever seen. Front, rear, and side special effects. Interior special effects. Even under the hood, all chrome and a 1998 logo under the hood.
None of that is from the factory.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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If it's not from the factory, then I'd like to meet the person that did it. Not even a scratch on a bolt. Nothing to indicate that this wasn't done by Chevrolet for someone.
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Take a close look at the pics (you can select pic to enlarge). Even the rear light has C5R on it. The interior is black with red trim. It looks like this was done in the factory. The most unique factory looking C5 I have ever seen. Front, rear, and side special effects. Interior special effects. Even under the hood, all chrome and a 1998 logo under the hood.

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None of that is from the factory.
what he said. It's a blinged up coupe.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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Nothin like an automatic transmission C5R...haha.

Dude...it's a c5 coupe with a bunch of aftermarket stuff on it. There's nothing C5R about it. If you want a C5R they occasionally roll through auction deep in the 6 figures and have 8 liter monsters in them....

In addition, all this dude is doing is trolling to promote this garbage car guru website, so mods...ban away...
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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...Nothing to indicate that this wasn't done by Chevrolet for someone.
The fact that GM's offices weren't firebombed by Corvette fans is indication that Chevrolet had nothing to do with this.
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You know.... troll threads are usually kind of fun. If the OP bails, there's not much left to say.
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It has to be true. I read it on the interweb.
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Hey, I invented the internet, my name is Al Gore.
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Stock exhaust manifolds... I'll bet she's fast as hell!
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Welcome to the forum.. I'm very sorry you and your Son were sold a bill of goods. I hope you didn't pay too much for this stock C5 with some bolt on accessories. None of the extra bolt ons are from any RPO from GM. I do have some background in the C5's and its pre launch design ( 1995 )right through to 2000.
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thanks, i needed a good laugh
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Certainly not factory at all.
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It's one thing if somone is posing and coming off as a "troll. It's another thing if the gentleman is being honest and just don't know the difference.

Either way, I am IBFTL.
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Heck, change the hood, remove the wing, and you have a nice C5!
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Welcome to the forum.. I'm very sorry you and your Son were sold a bill of goods. I hope you didn't pay too much for this stock C5 with some bolt on accessories. None of the extra bolt ons are from any RPO from GM. I do have some background in the C5's and its pre launch design ( 1995 )right through to 2000.
Good to see you posting Bill. Ignore the asshats that will eventually pop up.
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Certainly not factory at all.
Now just wait a minute!!


It possibly could be from a factory....just not the factory in Bowling Green!
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