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  • Recent Californian import, first UK registered in June 2022
  • MOT valid until June 2024 with no advisories
  • Well documented US service history
  • Equipped with a K&N cold air intake system
  • Beautifully presented inside, out and underneath

The Appeal

The Corvette has to be the ultimate automotive embodiment of the American dream. An American citizen truly knows they’ve made it when they can visit their local Chevrolet dealership and drive away in a shiny new Corvette. 
Launched in 1953 as the C1 and still part of their range today as the C8, it's an enduring American icon and here we have a very well presented C5, dating from 1997. Imported from sunny California in June 2022, this Corvette has since been road registered and MOT tested for use on UK roads. It’s in fantastic overall condition, no doubt aided by its life in a dry climate, and the substantial collection of paperwork demonstrates very good past service history. 
Subtly upgraded with a K&N cold air intake system now feeding its 5.7-litre V8, this Chevy is as dramatic to drive as it is to look at, so would be the perfect addition to any collection of American cars.

The History and Paperwork

  • Imported from California in 2022
  • First UK registered on 1st June 2022
  • MOT valid until June 2024 with no advisories
  • Import / shipping paperwork present
  • Accompanied by numerous invoices detailing services carried out in the US
  • V5C present 
  • O previous UK keepers recorded
  • Low indicated mileage

The Interior

  • Black leather upholstery in very good condition
  • Equipped with air conditioning 
  • Original stereo / CD player
  • Easily accessible traction control button
  • Carbon-effect dashboard trims fitted 
  • Minimal wear to any of the controls
  • Equipped with airbags
  • We understand all to be in good working order
  • Smart black carpeting
  • Additional Corvette branded rubber overmats are provided and in excellent condition
  • The carpeted boot space still presents really well and is quite large

The Exterior 

  • Handsome silver paintwork still in really good overall condition 
  • Smart black alloy wheels with no notable wear or damage
  • Pop-up headlamps in full working order
  • Targa removable roof section
  • The bodywork is straight, with good panel fit
  • Underneath all presents immensely well, with no corrosion in sight

The Mechanics 

  • 5.7-litre V8 
  • Automatic gearbox
  • Bassani exhaust system
  • K&N cold air intake
  • All looks immensely smart under the bonnet
  • The vendor reports that it runs well drives as it should


This Californian import Chevrolet Corvette is immensely smart, especially for a car of its age. These C5s are not a common sight on UK roads so this one is sure to attract a great deal of attention wherever it goes. This is your opportunity to add it to your driveway, so be sure not to miss out!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1997
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette C5
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 66,500 Miles
  • Engine size 5700
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom

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