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steveo3002

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3,425 posts

62 months

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millenium yellow c5 for sale on ebay , anyone know it or had a look round it at a show

its the sort of thing im after if it checks out

Gixer

4,237 posts

136 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
This one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-CHEVROLET-CORVETTE-...

Yes, know the car well. Original owner is on here, other can be found on corvette club site. It's a good car.

steveo3002

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62 months

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yes that one

any comments on its condition or history that you can share

Gixer

4,237 posts

136 months

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Yeah it's a good car. Owned by well known people in the club. A lot of those miles were done on French motorways. Good buy IMO. You won't find much better.

Goto www.corvetteclub.org.uk and ask there too, you'll get the same answer I've just given you.

Owner one upgraded to C6 Z06 and would have maintained it regardless of cost (owned his own garage)
Owner two upgraded to C6 convertible
Owner 3 I know but don't know why he's selling. It was loud but I believe he put the much quieter stock exhaust back on it.

Edited by Gixer on Sunday 23 September 11:05

5 USA

4,581 posts

133 months

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Note this looks like a Euro car with US reversing lights added next to the rear number plate (the cut-outs are already there) and the Euro reversing lights left in plkace as well.

If I bought that car I'd keep the US reversing lights and change the Euro reversing light units to become a second set of indicators. Lamp units shouldn't be too hard to find on ebay or elswhere.
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steveo3002

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3,425 posts

62 months

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are the euro cars same road tax as a u.s version

V8 Vette

94 posts

98 months

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Second owner here..
This C5 purchased from Germany in 2001 by first owner as new. Wanted for nothing during its time with both first and second owner ( both Classic Corvette club reps ) . All the small usual C5 fixes have been attended too including, Headlamp motors rebuilt 2011 with brass gears inlieu of plastic.
Faded aircon digital read-out due to lead free solder at factory. Rebuilt.2011
Steering column lock fix ( GM recall )

Mobil 1 and new filters each 6k mls.
New tyres all round March this year.
I gather stock exhaust has been put back on by 3rd owner.
Extensive maintenance / MOT records are with the 3rd owner.
Never been on a track day.

What's not to like? you sure as hell will not loose sight of it in a car park!!

Good car. in fact an excellent car.

Gixer

4,237 posts

136 months

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steveo3002 said:
are the euro cars same road tax as a u.s version
With the C6 yes. My Z06 is more than a US C6. Not sure ref the C5, you'll have to check. On the flip side, Euro cars are easier to sell into Europe and, unfortunately with the weak pound, that's where many are going.

steveo3002

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3,425 posts

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thanks sounds really nice

any knowledge of repaint work anywhere on the car?

did you fit runflats or normal tyres

Bowler

853 posts

99 months

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steveo3002 said:
are the euro cars same road tax as a u.s version
US Imports are banded as (something like) more than 1.6 litres, irrespective of C02 output so the VED is around £220 per year

Euro models (with a European CofC) are banded according to C02 output. As the C5 kicks out a "healthy" 292g, it is in band OMFG! (>255g/km) However, as the car in the advert pre-dates 23rd March 2003, it is probably currently subject to a VED moratorium and is capped in band K or £265 per year. All this info available on DVLA site

HTH





Edited by Bowler on Monday 24th September 07:42

mark387mw

1,928 posts

155 months

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5 USA said:
Note this looks like a Euro car with US reversing lights added next to the rear number plate (the cut-outs are already there) and the Euro reversing lights left in plkace as well.
Isn't that the Japanese import lighting arrangement?

malc350

1,013 posts

134 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Really well known car to the Kent bunch in the Corvette Club. Without mentioning the 2 owners I know I'd say it is probably as good an example of a C5 as is available anywhere.

Affectionately known as "Mill Yell" it is a stunner, well it was last time we all saw it.

Malc

K2MDL

2,488 posts

107 months

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It's got to be one of the very best colours on a C5 (I maybe a little bias towards yellow), and whenever I have seen this actual car it looked in amazing condition. If I wanted a C5 this is the one I would buy. driving

V8 Vette

94 posts

98 months

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The new tyres fitted in March this year are Non Runflats.
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