A substantial piece of Corvette history is preparing for auction. This 2003 C5 Corvette was an official safety car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, following a back-to-back win by Corvette Racing previously.
No surprise, following the victories, Chevrolet sent six C5 Corvettes to France for duty. Two were designated as pace cars while the other four served as safety vehicles. This is one of the four.
The 2003 Corvette also helped celebrate 50 years of America’s most iconic sports car, which entered production in 1953. Previously, this Corvette was a part of the official General Motors Heritage Collection, but it was sold to a private owner during the automaker’s bankruptcy restructuring. We’d say that makes this an even more desirable vehicle.
The Corvette is equipped with a roll cage, flashing lights, safety harness and a 5.7-liter V8 engine serves as the power source, producing 350 horsepower. Only 2,000 miles have been recorded on the odometer.
Auctions America will see the C5 Corvette off and it’s likely going to be pretty attainable. Estimates for the car hover around $25,000 to $30,000.