|Now for sale at in Gateway Classic Cars’ Houston showroom is this Victory Red 1999 Chevrolet Corvette FRC, aka “Fixed Roof Coupe”. GM’s engineering department decided to make the FRC a performance model with a manual transmission only and the Z51 suspension. The hardtop would be slightly cheaper than the coupe or convertible, with limited options, weigh a little less and be faster, but not by much. Engineers started with the convertible body and chassis, but the hardtop was permanently bolted and bonded in place. The net result was a 12 percent increase in chassis stiffness, making the new hardtop the stiffest production Corvette ever! Then they added the Z51 suspension and took out 80 pounds of standard items, which provided racer-like handling. In addition, the buyer could choose from any color interior, so long as it was black! The FRC body style was kind of a rare bird, in that only 4031 of them were built. All were sold quickly, many were used for SCCA racing.
Power still came from the wonderful LS1, pumping out an ultra-reliable 345 horses. Shifting is accomplished via the only available transmission, which is a 6-speed manual. This Corvette FRC does three mods that weren’t stock: chrome-plated Z06 wheels, a short-throw shifter, and a performance muffler with polished stainless megaphone exhaust tips.
Upon viewing this Victory Red FRC Corvette, you would never guess it has 114,750 miles on the clock. That is due to it having some very loving owners. We'll take a well-cared for car with miles over a thrashed low mileage car any day! This is a very well-maintained Corvette that packs a lot of bang for the buck! If you're easy on the pedal, you can come close to 30 mpg; but if you stand on it, you can hit 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds, quarter in 13.3 seconds at 108 MPH, and hit a top speed of 170 MPH!
Features and options on this 1999 Corvette FRC include Air Conditioning, AM/FM/CD stereo radio, Aluminum Wheels, Power Anti-lock Brakes, Anti-Theft system, Cruise Control, Leather Interior, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Driver’s seat, Power Steering, Power Windows, Radial Tires, Seat Belts, and Tilt Wheel.
For more information on this 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe for sale, to see all the HD pictures and videos of it, copy the URL below, and see it at this direct link: www.gatewayclassiccars.com/show/HOU/1420 . Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 1910 Cypress Station Dr, Bldg 200, Houston, TX 77090. You may also call the showroom at (832) 243-6220 or email us at Houston@gatewayclassiccars.com.
|AC, AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Cruise Control, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Tilt /Telescopic