As in 1989, the hardtop was the "loss leader" model from a pricing and marketing
standpoint, but the
from the enthusiast's view.
"Still eliciting the passion of bargain-minded speed fiends, the Chevrolet
Corvette delivers power, handling and style at a relatively reasonable price,"
said Motor Trend in its October 1999 "Complete Buyer's Guide 2000 &
2001 New Cars" issue.
The Goodyear Eagle Fl tires and an upgraded version of the Z51 Performance
Handling suspension package were offered with this model.
A coupe and a convertible remained available.
New exterior and interior color options were the main changes for 2000.
A new five-spoke aluminum wheel design with an optional high-polish version was
The Corvette's standard equipment list again included
next-generation dual airbags
power door locks and windows
Passkey II theft-deterrent system
electronic speed control
electronic Driver Information Center
Remote Function Actuation with Remote Keyless Entry
Colors for 2000 Corvette C5 Coupes and Convertibles were:
Light Pewter Metallic
Sebring Silver Metallic
Nassau Blue Metallic
Navy Blue Metallic
Millennium Yellow Clear Coat
Magnetic Red II Clear Coat
Dark Bowling Green Metallic
Leather interiors were standard and came in
Convertible tops were available in White, Black, and Light Oak.
The serial number [Vehicle Identification Number -- VIN] was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.
The Fixed roof hardtop serial numbers ranged from 1G1YY12G*Y5100001 to 1G1YY12G*Y5133682
The coupe serial numbers ranged from 1G1YY22G*Y5100001 to 1G1YY22G*Y5133682
The convertible serial numbers ranged from 1G1YY32G*Y5100001 to 1G1YY32G*Y5133682
General Motors product
Chevrolet Motor Division vehicle
4 & 5
1 or 2 or 3
Body style number
1 = Two-door fixed-roof hardtop
2 = Two-door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
3 = Two-door convertible GM body style 67
2 or 4
2=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system 4=Active manual belts with frontal and side-impact driver and front passenger inflatable restraint system
Independent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset.
Independent five-link design with tow and camber adjustment, cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel tie rods and stabilizer bar, and tubular U-jointed metal matrix composite driveshaft.
Antilock four-wheel power disc
Fiberglass; integral perimeter frame with center back-bone/all-welded steel body frame construction
19.1 US Gal (15.9 Imp Gal) (72 liters)
RPO 1SA coupe and convertible base equipment group (no-cost option).
RPO AAB Memory package to recall settings for out-side rearview mirrors, radio, power seats and heat-ing/ventilation and air-conditioning controls for coupe and convertible ($150).
RPO AG1 Power six-way passenger seat, hardtop only ($305).
RPO AP9 Parcel net, hardtop only ($15).
RPO AQ9 Sport seats, coupe and convertible, requires AG2 ($625).
RPO B34 Front floor mats ($25).
RPO B84 Body side moldings ($75).
RPO CC3 Roof panel with blue tint ($650).
RPO C2L Dual body color-keyed roof panel and blue transparent roof panel ($1,100).
RPO CJ2 Dual-zone air conditioning ($365).
RPO CV3 Mexico export (no-cost option).
RPO D42 Luggage shade and cargo net for coupe ($50).
RPO DD0 Electronic monochromatic mirrors (N/A).
RPO EXP Export option (N/A).
RPO FEl Base suspension (N/A).
RPO FE3 Sport suspension, included with Z51 (N/A).
RPO FE9 Federal emissions (no-cost option).
RPO F45 Selective Real Time Damping, not available with RPO Z06 package ($1,695).
RPO G92 Performance 3.15:1 axle ratio, for automatic transmission only ($300).
RPO GU2 2.73:1 standard axle ratio with M30 automatic transmission (N/A).
RPO GU6 3.42:1 standard rear axle ratio with manual transmission (N/A).