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1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Convertible

1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Convertible

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Body Specs

Model Code: 1YY07 (Coupe)
1YY67 (Convertible)
1YY37 (Hardtop)
Wheelbase: 104.5 inches
Overhang (Front): 38.8 inches
Overhang (Rear): 35.7 inches
Front Track: 62.0 inches
Rear Track: 62.1 inches
Length: 179.7 inches
Width: 73.6 inches
Height: 47.8 inches / 1214.1 mm (Coupe)
47.7 inches / 1211.5 mm (Convertible)
47.9 inches / 1216.7 mm (Hardtop)
Min. Ground Clearance: 3.7 inches
Ground Clearance:
Rear Bumper to Ground
9.2 inches
Head Room: Coupe: 37.9 inches / 955.0 mm
Convertible: 37.6 inches / 955.0 mm
Hardtop: 37.8 / 959.5 mm
Shoulder Room: 55.3 inches
Hip Room: 54.2 inches
Leg Room: 42.7 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 51.4 Cubic Feet
Interior Trunk Volume: 25.0 Cubic Feet
Cargo Capacity: 24.8 Cubic Feet /
704.1 Liters (Coupe)
13.9 Cubic Feet /
394.7 Liters (Convertible, Top Up)
11.2 Cubic Feet /
318.0 Liters (Convertible, Top Down)
N/A (Hardtop)
Tire Size: P255/45ZR-17 (Front)
P275/40ZR-18 (Rear)
(Goodyear Extended Mobility)
Wheel Size: 17" x 8.5" (Front)
18" x 9.5" (Rear)
Wheel Type: Cast Aluminum, Front and Rear
Recommended
Tire Inflation:
Coupe: 35 PSI Front / Rear
Manual Six Speed
Transmission:
1st Gear 2.66:1
2nd Gear 1.78:1
3rd Gear 1.30:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
5th Gear .74:1
6th Gear .50:1
Reverse Gear 2.90:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic
(Automatic) Transmission:
1st Gear 3.06:1
2nd Gear 1.63:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
4th Gear 0.70:1
Reverse Gear 2.29:1
Axle Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
2.73:1 (3.15:1 Optional)
Axle Ratio
Manual Transmission:
3.42:1
Final Drive Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
1.91:1 (2.21:1 Optional)
Axle Ratio
Manual Transmission:
1.71:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic
(Automatic) Type:
Hydra-Matic Rear Mounted
4-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive (4L60-E)
Manual Transmission: Borg-Warner
6-Speed Manual (T56)
Standard Fuel
Tank Capacity:
19.1 Gallons
Battery, Cold Cranking Amps: 600
EPA Fuel Economy: Manual Transmission
18 MPG (City) / 28 MPG (Highway)
Automatic Transmission
17 MPG (City) / 25 MPG (Highway)
Maximum Cruising Range: 534.8 Miles (City) / 477.5 Miles (Highway)
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Steering Turns,
Lock to Lock:
2.66
Turning Diameters,
Outside Front:
41.3 feet (Wall to Wall)
39.0 feet (Curb to Curb)
Steering Wheel Diameter: 15 inches (380 mm)
Weight: 3,247 lbs. (Convertible)
3,172 lbs. (Coupe)

Engine Specs

Designation: LS1
Type: 90° V8, Pushrod, OHV (overhead Valve)
Displacement: 5.6 liters / 346 cubic inches
Bore / Stroke: 3.90 inches (99.06 mm.)
/ 3.62 inches (91.95 mm.)
Horsepower: 345 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque: 350 lbs. - ft. @ 4,400 RPM
Fuel Induction System: Sequential Fuel Injection
Fuel Requirement: Premium Unleaded
Redline (RPM): 6,000
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Alternator: 50 Amps (idle), 120 Amps Maximum
Cylinder Head Material: Cast Aluminum
Cylinder Block Material: Cast Aluminum
Engine Oil Capacity: 6.5 Quarts, with filter
Engine Coolant Capacity: 11.4 Quarts
Emission Control System: Three Way Catalyst
Air Injection Reactor (AIR)
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV)
Assembly Site: Romulus, MI


Engine Specs - Ignition System

Type: Coil-Near Plug
Coil Manufacturer: Nippondenso
Coil Model: 5-09970-456
Spark Plug Manufacturer: Delphi
Spark Plug Model: 41-952; Part No. 25171803
Spark Plug Thread: 14.0 mm
Spark Plug Tightening Torque: 7 - 15 lb. ft.
Spark Plug Gap: 1.5mm (0.060 inch)


Chassis Specs

Structure / Frame: Integral Perimeter Frame with Center Backbone / All Welded Steel Body
Suspension - Front: Independent SLA (Sort Long Arm) forged aluminum upper and pressure-cast aluminum lower control arms; forged aluminum steering knuckle, transverse leaf spring and steel stabilizer bar, spindle offset.
Stabilizer Bar: Link/23.0 mm. (25.4 mm. with optional Z51 handling package)
Suspension - Rear: Independent five link design with toe and camber adjustment, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer bar and tie rods, tubular u-jointed metal matrix composite driveshafts
Stabilizer Bar: Ball joint link / 19.1 mm (27.1 mm with optional Z51 handling package)
Front Travel: 90.0 mm full jounce, rebound
Rear Travel: 96 mm full jounce, rebound
Spring, Front: Monoleaf, Filamount Wound Glass - Epoxy Composite
1152 mm x 90 mm
Rate: FE1 - 77.2; FE45 - 79.8; FE3 - 92.2 n/M
Rate at Wheel: FE1 - 18.5; FE45 - 18.7; FE3 - 20.0 n/M
Spring, Rear: Monoleaf, Filamount Wound Glass - Epoxy Composite
1152 mm x 90 mm
Rate: FE1, FE45 - 103; FE3 - 92.2 n/M
Rate at Wheel: FE1, FE45 - 18.7; FE3 - 25.2 n/M


Performance Specs

Weight to Power Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
9.4 lbs.:hp
Weight to Power Ratio
Manual Transmission:
9.3 lbs.:hp
Frontal Area: N/A
Coefficient of Drag: 0.29 (Coupe)
0.32 Convertible
Specific Output: 60.53:1 (hp / liter)
0 - 60 MPH:
Manual Transmission
4.72 seconds
0 - 60 MPH:
Automatic Transmission
5.05 seconds
Top Speed: 172 MPH
1/4 Mile Acceleration: 13.36 Seconds
109.4 MPH
Lateral Acceleration: 0.93 g
Braking, 60 - 0 MPH: 125 feet

Brake Specs

Type: Power Assisted, Four Wheel Vented Disc with Four Wheel ABS
Total Swept Area: 265 sq. in. (Front)
158 sq. in. (Rear)
Effective Area: 22.3 sq. in. (Front)
8.7 sq. in. (Rear)
Rotor: Outer Working Diameter, Front: (325 mm.) 12.6 inches
Thickness, Front: (32 mm.) 1.26 inches
Outer Working Diameter, Rear: (302.3 mm.) 11.8 inches
Thickness, Rear: (26 mm.) 1.0 inches
Type and Material: Vented, Gray Iron Vented (Front)
HCE Iron Vented (Rear)
Anti-lock System: Four Wheel (Bosch ABS V)
Parking Brake: Internal
Parking Brake Drum Diameter: 190 mm
Parking Brake Lining Size: 400 mm (length) x 25 mm (width) x 3 mm (thickness)

1999 Corvette Options

RPO Description Production    Price
86U Magnetic Red Metallic Paint (coupe and convertible) 2,733 (8.21%) $500.00
AAB Memory Package (coupe and convertible) 23,829 (71.62%) $150.00
AG1 Power Driver Seat (hardtop) 3,716 (11.17%) $305.00
AG2 Power Passenger Seat (coupe and convertible) 27,089 (81.42%) $305.00
AP9 Parcel Net (hardtop) 2,738 (8.23%) $15.00
AQ9 Sports Seats (coupe and convertible) 27,089 (81.42%) $305.00
B34 Floor Mats 32,706 (98.30%) $25.00
B84 Body Side Moldings 19,348 (58.15%) $75.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 6,307 (18.96%) $950.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 5,235 (15.73%) $650.00
CJ2 Dual Zone Air Conditioning 25,672 (77.16%) $365.00
D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net (coupe) 18,058 (54.28%) $50.00
F45 Selective Real Time Damping (coupe and convertible) 7,515 (22.59%) $1,695.00
G92 Performance Axle (3.15 ratio for automatic) 14,525 (43.66%) $100.00
JL4 Active Handling System 20,174 (60.64%) $500.00
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission (coupe and convertible) 13,729 (41.27%) $825.00
N37 Telescopic Steering, Power (coupe and convertible) 16,847 (50.64%) $350.00
N73 Magnesium Wheels 2,029 (6.10%) $3,000.00
T82 Twilight Sentinel (coupe and convertible) 18,895 (56.79%) $60.00
T96 Fog Lamps 28,546 (85.80%) $69.00
TR9 Lighting Package (hardtop only) 3,037 (9.13%) $95.00
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer 16,997 (51.09%) $600.00
UN0 Delco Stereo System with CD 20,442 (61.44%) $100.00
UV6 Head Up Instrument Display 19,034 (57.21%) $375.00
UZ6 Bose Speaker Package (hardtop) 3,348 (10.06%) $820.00
V49 Front License Plate Frame 17,742 (53.33%) $15.00
YF5 California Emissions 3,336 (10.03%) $170.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package; Hardtop included RPO Z51. 10,244 (30.79%) $350.00

Total Production: 33,270
Coupe: 18,078 (54.34%)
Convertible: 11,161 (33.55%)
Hardtop: 4,031 (12.12%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $39,171.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $45,579.00.
Base Corvette Hardtop with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $38,777.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
10 Arctic White 2,756 (8.28%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak / Red Black / Light Oak / White
11 Light Pewter Metallic 6,164 (18.53%) Black / Light Gray / Red Black / White
13 Sebring Silver Metallic 3,510 (10.55%) Black / Light Gray / Red Black / White
23 Nassau Blue Metallic 1,034 (3.11%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
28 Navy Blue Metallic 1,439 (4.33%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
41 Black 7,235 (21.75%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak /Red Black / Light Oak / White
70 Torch Red 8,361 (25.13%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
86 Magnetic Red Metallic 2,733 (8.21%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White

Notes: Listed are recommended color combinations but any combination was possible. All colors were available with the hardtop except codes 13 and 86. The Hardtop was limited to a black interior.

1999 Corvette