2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2-Door 5.7L ~515+ HP / ~475+ TQ / 28K miles

2004 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette 2004 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: Corvette 5.7L AUTO HUD LEATHER Torque Monster!
Year: 2004
Mileage: 27,866
VIN: 1G1YY22G945111262
Color: Black
Engine size: 5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Options: Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Dual-Roof Package (solid black and tinted clear), Preferred Equipment Group (incl. heads-up display), Performance Ratio (3.15) Rear Axle, CD Player, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Original owner of a daily driver C5 that is adult driven, tored winters, nd meticulously cared for as I planned on owning it for life. It drives like a normal Corvette until you get on the gas a little and then it becomes a torque monster - something that takes a little getting used to. This triple-black naturally aspirated beauty was bought and built at a time when I owned a profitable consulting business and could afford to do everything right. It has all of the best features such as heads-up display, agnetic selective ride control, nd dual roof panels (smoke and black). No accidents, loods, r other bad things have happened to this car. It has been truly been pampered.
If you are looking for a car that is very fun to drive, n amazing condition, nd reasonably priced given the extras (> $20K spent on modifications) this could be exactly what you are looking for! It is very low mileage, nd in great shape. Take a look at the attached Oil Analysis photo from 17K miles that states the oil is what they would normally find at 4,100 miles. It is rare to find a built car like this that was not abused and/or doesn't have a ton of miles on it. That car is very special.
The car was built by Phil Rickard from Dynotech Engineering (DTE) in Fort Wayne, N. He is a perfectionist with a ton of experience and success, nd took the time to understand my goals and then suggesting a customized package. Work was done in two phases (custom grind cam (strange geometry that outperforms other cams) and differential first (Stage 2+, early a stage 3 racing differential), hen heads and intake the next year). The attached dyno graph shows the initial stock results (it did have a K&N air filter at the time), econd results with a custom grind cam and QTP Tri-Y long-tube headers (great for torque), nd final results with AFR 205 heads and Fast 90 intake. Heads balanced to have identical volume (consistent compression in all cylinders), nd ports matched with Fast 90 and blended for increased air flow. Dyno testing performed with unlocked torque converter (more torque but less horsepower) and closed hood (less air but more accurately represents real performance). Gears switched from 3.15 to 3.42 (Z06 shot peen hardened, ith additional cryogenic hardening) and differential blueprinted and significantly strengthened and improved. The DTE differential - transmission strut brace added for increased strength. A Z06 rear spring and front / rear anti-sway bars were added during the last modification. The car has a beautiful sound and the mild cam is barely noticeable when idling.
Prior to this I had Baer Eradispeed "Plus" (larger two-piece) drilled & slotted rotors, arbotech brake pads, nd Earl's Performance stainless steel braided brake hoses installed by a local GM dealer. They also installed the Elite Engineering "Abs of Steel" tunnel brace to stiffen the chassis and improve handling. I later added the Elite Engineering gas pedal that matched the brake pedal, nd their PCV catch can. I also installed an interior insulation kit (behind seats to the rear of the car) and added a rear carpet insert to minimize the additional sound from the headers. The interior is nearly as quiet as stock now. I also replaced the stock rims with Z06 rims (an average of 10 lbs lighter each wheel and wider) and the stock exhaust with a Z06 Titanium exhaust (lighter and sounds much better than stock while not being as loud as aftermarket).
The car has been very well maintained and cared for. The only problem I've had was a "parasitic loss" last year that was tracked down to the driver's seat control switch (a fairly common problem). Since the seat had to be removed I had an upholstery person modify the driver's seat to replace worn foam with denser foam, nd alter to create a better, irmer fit. It looks stock but feels better and really helps hold you in place. I also replaced the battery last year prior to this fix as I assumed it was the cause of the problem.
When the car is cold and started there is a slight rattle under the car that originates behind the catalytic converters. I brought this to a mechanic and he told me that one of the hangers for the Ti exhaust had stretched slightly. The fix is to cut, horten about 1/4" inch, nd re-weld. He was uncomfortable doing this because of the titanium, hich apparently requires some practice. The rattle disappears in as little as 5-10 seconds, nd has not persisted for more than a minute (very seldom more than 20-30 seconds). It is minor so I have just left it as-is.
From 3'-5' away you can't really notice the paint issues, ut I'm very picky and want to be completely up-front. The biggest issue with my car is the same as most Corvette's of this era - the factory paint job was not the best. There is a small 1" or so drip on the driver's door that was hidden under the body side molding - found when I removed that molding. The factory clear coat is soft and scratches easily. There is some orange peel in a couple of areas (example shown in a rear close-up photo). There are a few scratches (light - nothing deep, nd in the 3"-6" size range), aint chips (most covered with touch-up paint), nd some light pockmarks on the rocker panels from being hit by dirt and gravel while driving. I've tried to document these problems in the attached photos, ut sometimes it is difficult to show (or even see from a few feet away). If you have questions or would like to see something from a different angle I will try to respond to all reasonable requests.
Thank you for taking a look.

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