Corvette C5 Facts 00-04

 

2000 Corvette Overview

Corvette decided not to do anything crazy going into the new millennium. They stuck with the recently new Hardtop Corvette and made some new improvements to it as well. The Z51 Performance Handling Package was upgraded with the addition of larger front and rear stabilizer bars to help improve Corvette's handling characteristics. This suspension pack was standard on the Hardtop, and optional on the Coupe and Convertible.

There were also a few additions to the exterior and interior design of the Corvette. For example, the 2000 Corvette came standard with new 5-spoked forged aluminum wheels, available with an optional high-polish finish. The two new exterior colors for the Coupe and Convertible were Millennium Yellow and Dark Bowling Green Metallic. As for the interior, Torch Red was a new option.

 

2000 Corvette Retail Prices

  • Hardtop
  • $38,900
  • Coupe
  • $39,475
  • Convertible
  • $45,900
 

2000 Corvette Production Numbers by Model

  • Hardtop
  • 2,941
  • Coupe
  • 18,113
  • Convertible
  • 13,479

 

2000 Corvette Production Numbers by Color

  • Arctic White
  • 1,979
  • Light Pewter Metallic
  • 5,125
  • Sebring Silver Metallic
  • 2,783
  • Nassau Blue Metallic
  • 851
  • Navy Blue Metallic
  • 2,254
  • Black
  • 5,807
  • Torch Red
  • 6,700
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 3,578
  • Magnetic Red-II
  • 2,941
  • Dark Bowling Green Metallic
  • 1,663

 

2000 Corvette Engines

Engine

HP/TQ

0-60

Quarter Mile

  • 5.68L V-8 LS1
  • 345 HP @ 5600 RPM
    350 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
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2000 Corvette VIN Decoder

Engine Codes

  • ZBF
  • 5.68L V-8 LS1 345 HP, 350ci (manual transmission)
  • ZBH
  • 5.68L V-8 LS1 345 HP, 350ci (automatic transmission)

Other

  • 1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • G
  • Manufacturer: General Motors
  • 1
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • YY
  • Carline/Series: Corvette
  • 1
  • Body Style: 1=Hardtop, 2=Two door coupe, 3=Two door convertible
  • 2
  • Restraint Code: 2=Active
  • G
  • Engine Type: G=LS1
  • 5
  • Check Digit: Varies
  • Y
  • Model Year: Y=2000
  • 5
  • Plant: 5=Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 133682
  • Production Number: Between 100001-133682
Example : 1G1YY12G5Y5133682

 

2000 Corvette Exterior Colors

Color

Code

  • Arctic White
  • 10U
  • Light Pewter Metallic
  • 11U
  • Sebring Silver Metallic
  • 13U
  • Nassau Blue Metallic
  • 23U
  • Navy Blue Metallic
  • 28U
  • Black
  • 41U
  • Torch Red
  • 70U
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 79U
  • Magnetic Red II
  • 86U
  • Dark Bowling Green Metallic
  • 91U

 

2000 Corvette Interior Trim Colors

Color Code
  • Black
  • 193
  • Light Oak
  • 673
  • Torch Red
  • 703
  • Light Gray
  • 903
 

2000 Corvette Convertible Top Colors

Color

Code

  • White
  • 10T
  • Black
  • 41T
  • Light Oak
  • 67T

2001 Corvette Overview

The largest part of the Corvette story for 2001 is the introduction of the new Z06 Corvette. The 2001 Z06 Corvette was the quickest, best handling Corvette of its time, setting new standards in high-performance. 2001 was the first year that Corvette introduced the LS6 engine, delivering 385 HP and 385 lb-ft of torque. The Z06 also had a new 6-speed transmission with more aggressive gearing to increase torque multiplication in every gear, ultimately increasing acceleration.

The Z06 was not the only Corvette with power during 2001. The coupe and convertible models got a healthy injection of power as well. Their standard LS1 V-8 350 HP engine was up from 345 HP but the real story lies in the boost of low-end torque. Low in the torque curve is where Coupe and Convertible owners would really feel the difference in power.

 

2001 Corvette Retail Prices

  • Coupe
  • $40,280
  • Convertible
  • $46,805
  • Z06
  • $48,055
 

2001 Corvette Production Numbers by Model

  • Coupe
  • 15,681
  • Convertible
  • 14,173
  • Z06
  • 5,773
 

2001 Corvette Production Numbers by Color

  • Pewter Metallic
  • 3,462
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • 4,822
  • Black
  • 6,971
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 3,887
  • Navy Blue Metallic
  • 2,587
  • Speedway White
  • 2,465
  • Torch Red
  • 7,192
  • Magnetic Red II Metallic
  • 3,322
  • Dark Bowling Green Metallic
  • 919
 

2001 Corvette Engines

Engine

HP/TQ

0-60

Quarter Mile

  • 5.7L V-8 LS1
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
    375 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
  • 4.5 sec
  • 13.22 sec
  • 5.7L V-8 LS6
  • 385 HP @ 6000 RPM
    385 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
  • 4.0 sec
  • 12.6 sec

2001 Corvette VIN Decoder

Other

  • 1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • G
  • Manufacturer: General Motors
  • 1
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • YY
  • Carline/Series: Corvette
  • 1
  • Body Style: 1=Hardtop, 2=Two door coupe, 3=Two door convertible
  • 2
  • Restraint Code: 2=Active
  • G
  • Engine Type: G=LS1 S=LS6
  • 5
  • Check Digit: Varies
  • 1
  • Model Year: 1=2001
  • 5
  • Plant: 5=Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 135627
  • Production Number: Between 100001-135627
Example :1G1YY12G515135627
 

2001 Corvette Exterior Colors

Color

Code

  • Pewter Metallic
  • 11U
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • 12U
  • Black
  • 41U
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 79U
  • Navy Blue Metallic
  • 28U
  • Speedway White
  • 40U
  • Torch Red
  • 70U
  • Magnetic Red II Metallic
  • 86U
  • Dark Bowling Green Metallic
  • 91U
 

2001 Corvette Interior Trim Colors

Color Code
  • Black
  • 19I
  • Light Oak
  • 67I
  • Firethorn Red
  • 70I
  • Light Gray
  • 92I
 

2001 Corvette Convertible Top Colors

Color

Code

  • White
  • 16T
  • Black
  • 41T
  • Light Oak
  • 67T

2002 Corvette Overview

The 2002 series came with power in the Z06 model, containing a LS6 engine. It received a 20 horsepower increase and 15 lb-ft of torque increase. The upgrade to the LS6 engine's output was due to the new hollow stern valves, a higher-lift camshaft, a low restriction mass air flow sensor and a new low restriction air cleaner design.

The Z06 also came with a high-performance suspension system that features a larger front stabilizer bar, a stiffer leaf spring and specific camber settings, all of which were calibrated for maximum control during high-speed operation. The 2002 model Z06 also had new rear shock valving for a more controlled ride.

Other upgrades in the 2002 series Z06 Corvette include aluminum front and rear stabilizer bar links, aluminum automatic transmission cooler case, and cast aluminum wheels. Magnesium wheels were no longer available on the coupe and convertible. The new exterior color was Electron Blue.

 

2002 Corvette Retail Prices

  • Coupe
  • $41,855
  • Convertible
  • $48,380
  • Z06
  • $50,555
 

2002 Corvette Production Numbers by Model

  • Coupe
  • 14,760
  • Convertible
  • 12,710
  • Z06
  • 8,297
 

2002 Corvette Production Numbers by Color

  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • 4,618
  • Electron Blue Metallic
  • 5,407
  • Speedway White
  • 1,763
  • Black
  • 7,129
  • Torch Red
  • 6,862
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 4,040
  • Pewter Metallic
  • 2,650
  • Magnetic Red Metallic II
  • 3,298
 

2002 Corvette Engines

Engine

HP/TQ

  • 5.7L V-8 LS1
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
    375 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
  • 5.7L V-8 LS6
  • 405 HP @ 6000 RPM
    400 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
 

2002 Corvette VIN Decoder

Other

  • 1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • G
  • Manufacturer: General Motors
  • 1
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • YY
  • Carline/Series: Corvette
  • 1
  • Body Style: 1=Hardtop, 2=Two door coupe, 3=Two door convertible
  • 2
  • Restraint Code: 2=Active
  • G
  • Engine Type: G=LS1
  • 5
  • Check Digit: Varies
  • 2
  • Model Year: 2=2002
  • 5
  • Plant: 5=Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 100000
  • Production Number: Between 100000-1?????
Example : 1G1YY12G525100000
 

2002 Corvette Exterior Colors

Color

Code

  • Pewter Metallic
  • 11U
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • 12U
  • Electron Blue Metallic
  • 21U
  • Speedway White
  • 40U
  • Black
  • 41U
  • Torch Red
  • 70U
  • Millenium Yellow
  • 79U
  • Magnetic Red Metallic II
  • 86U
 

2002 Corvette Interior Trim Colors

Color

Code

  • Light Oak
  • 67I
  • Black
  • 19I
  • Firethorn Red
  • 70I
  • Light Gray
  • 92I
 

2002 Corvette Convertible Top Colors

Color

Code

  • White
  • 16T
  • Black
  • 41T
  • Light Oak
  • 67T

2003 Corvette Overview

Since its inception in 1997, the fifth generation Corvette has achieved many things both on the road and on the racetrack. The tradition continues into 2003, the final chapter of the C5 era, with the Commemorative Edition Corvette. This Corvette was produced to share all the Le Mans victories with Corvette enthusiasts. The 2003 Commemorative edition Z06 features a new carbon fiber hood and a graphic and color design that makes it look like the C5-R. Commemorative coupes and convertibles were also available in 2003.

The Z06 has been improving drastically over the last couple years and that does not stop in 2003. There were two major performance upgrades to the Z06. One of the major upgrades is the lightweight, race-inspired carbon fiber hood. The other is the revised chassis that allows for quicker turns and better overall handling. The C5 era ends on a great note with the Z06 at its highest performance of all-time.

 

2003 Corvette Retail Prices

  • Coupe
  • $43,475
  • Convertible
  • $50,375
  • Z06
  • $51,275
 

2003 Corvette Production Numbers by Model

  • Coupe
  • 12,812
  • Convertible
  • 14,022
  • Z06
  • 8,635
 

2003 Corvette Production Numbers by Color

  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • 2,387
  • Electron Blue Metallic
  • 2,770
  • Speedway White
  • 679
  • Black
  • 5,597
  • Torch Red
  • 5205
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 3,900
  • Spiral Gray Metallic
  • 3,299
  • Anniversary Red Metallic
  • 11,632
 

2003 Corvette Engines

Engine

HP/TQ

0-60

Quarter Mile

  • 5.7L V-8 LS1
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
    375 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
  • 4.9 sec
  • 13.4 sec
  • 5.7L V-8 LS6
  • 405 HP @ 6000 RPM
    400 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
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2003 Corvette VIN Decoder

Engine Codes

  • ZCA
  • 5.7L V-8 LS6 405 HP, 345.69ci (Manual M12 Transmission)
  • ZCB
  • 5.7L V-8 LS1 350 HP, 345.69ci (Automatic Transmission)
  • ZCD
  • 5.7L V-8 LS1 350 HP, 345.69ci (Manual Transmission)

Other

  • 1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • G
  • Manufacturer: General Motors
  • 1
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • YY
  • Carline/Series: Corvette
  • 1
  • Body Style: 1=Hardtop, 2=Two door coupe, 3=Two door convertible
  • 2
  • Restraint Code: 2=Active
  • G
  • Engine Type: G=LS1 S=LS6
  • 5
  • Check Digit: Varies
  • 3
  • Model Year: 3=2003
  • 5
  • Plant: 5=Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 100000
  • Production Number: Between 100000-1?????
Example : 1G1YY12G535100000
 

2003 Corvette Exterior Colors

Color

Code

  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • 12U
  • Electron Blue Metallic
  • 21U
  • Speedway White
  • 40U
  • Black
  • 41U
  • Torch Red
  • 70U
  • Millenium Yellow w/ Tint
  • 79U
  • Spiral Gray Metallic
  • 88U
  • Anniversary Red Metallic
  • 94U
 

2003 Corvette Interior Trim Colors

Color

Code

  • Light Oak
  • 67I
  • Black
  • 19I
  • Red/Black
  • 70I
 

2003 Corvette Convertible Top Colors

Color

Code

  • White
  • 16T
  • Black
  • 41T
  • Shale
  • 54T
  • Light Oak
  • 67T

2004 Corvette Overview

Since its inception in 1997, the fifth generation Corvette has achieved many things both on the road and on the racetrack. The tradition continues into 2004, the final chapter of the C5 era, with the Commemorative Edition Corvette. This Corvette was produced to share all the Le Mans victories with Corvette enthusiasts. The 2004 Commemorative edition Z06 features a new carbon fiber hood and a graphic and color design that makes it look like the C5-R. Commemorative coupes and convertibles were also available in 2004.

The Z06 has been improving drastically over the last couple years and that does not stop in 2004. There were two major performance upgrades to the Z06. One of the major upgrades is the lightweight, race-inspired carbon fiber hood. The other is the revised chassis that allows for quicker turns and better overall handling. The C5 era ends on a great note with the Z06 at its highest performance of all-time.

 

2004 Corvette Retail Prices

  • Coupe
  • $43,735
  • Convertible
  • $50,735
  • Z06
  • $51,585
 

2004 Corvette Production Numbers by Model

  • Coupe
  • 16,165
  • Convertible
  • 12,216
  • Z06
  • 5,683
 

2004 Corvette Production Numbers by Color

  • Le Mans Blue
  • 6,899
  • Arctic White
  • 1,741
  • Machine Silver
  • 4,666
  • Black
  • 6,212
  • Millennium Yellow
  • 2,641
  • Torch Red
  • 5,023
  • Magnetic Red Metallic II
  • 3,596
  • Medium Spiral Gray
  • 3,286
 

2004 Corvette Engines

Engine

HP/TQ

  • 5.7L V-8 LS1
  • 350 HP @ 5200 RPM
    375 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
  • 5.7L V-8 LS6
  • 404 HP @ 6000 RPM
    400 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
 

2004 Corvette VIN Decoder

Engine Codes

  • ZCA
  • 5.7L V-8 LS6 405 HP, 345.69ci (Manual M12 Transmission)
  • ZCB
  • 5.7L V-8 LS1 350 HP, 345.69ci (Automatic Transmission)
  • ZCD
  • 5.7L V-8 LS1 350 HP, 345.69ci (Manual Transmission)

Other

  • 1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • G
  • Manufacturer: General Motors
  • 1
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • YY
  • Carline/Series: Corvette
  • 1
  • Body Style: 1=Hardtop, 2=Two door coupe, 3=Two door convertible
  • 2
  • Restraint Code: 2=Active
  • G
  • Engine Type: G=LS1 S=LS6
  • 5
  • Check Digit: Varies
  • 4
  • Model Year: 4=2004
  • 5
  • Plant: 5=Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 134064
  • Production Number: Between 100000-134064
Example : 1G1YY12G545134064
 

2004 Corvette Exterior Colors

Color

Code

  • Arctic White
  • 10U
  • Le Mans Blue
  • 19U
  • Black
  • 41U
  • Machine Silver
  • 67U
  • Torch Red
  • 70U
  • Millenium Yellow w/ Tint
  • 79U
  • Magnetic Red Metallic II
  • 86U
  • Medium Spiral Gray Metallic
  • 88U
 

2004 Corvette Interior Trim Colors

Color

Code

  • Shale Commemorative
  • 15I
  • Black
  • 19I
  • Light Oak
  • 67I
  • Torch Red
  • 70I
  • Black/Torch Red (Z06)
  • 704
  • Light Gray
  • 92I
 

2004 Corvette Convertible Top Colors

Color

Code

  • White
  • 16T
  • Black
  • 41T
  • Shale
  • 54T
  • Light Oak
  • 67T