You don't need to buy that family sedan when the collectable sports car of your dreams is at a value price. This 1997 Chevrolet Corvette has that perfect balance of legendary pedigree and modern convenience. And with only 54K original miles, you'll be ahead of the curve on this first-year C5. Red was the most popular color for the inaugural year for the C5. Sure, that always looks good, but there's something about Sebring Silver that really has our attention. The metallic elements in the precious metal paint have that perfect combination of looking sophisticated while loving the sunshine. Of course, our impression might also be from the fact that this factory-applied hue has received excellent care over the years. And the low mileage means few signs of the hazards of the road. Of course when it comes to shine, a proper American classic deserves some chrome. So this one has the optional deluxe high polish five-spoke wheels. You'll also love the few subtle aggressive accents like the Z06-style ducts near the door and the red Corvette script on the rear. But the best feature of this C5 is the distinctive low, long hood of the Corvette that gives it a classic appearance connecting it with previous generations. It's this lineage that lets us know how much of a future classic we're looking at today. You've seen the low miles on this car, and that also means very little seat time. That's why the performance-oriented black interior looks so nice. The leather buckets strike a nice balance between sports car snug and all-day comfortable. C5 Corvettes come loaded right out of the box, and this one has plenty of great modern features. It includes a Bose premium stereo, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual airbags, power windows, power locks, anti-theft system, keyless entry, and dual zone climate control. There's a real trunk in the C5, which makes it the perfect adventure companion. On any golf weekend it can carry the clubs and luggage, and there's still room to stow the targa top so you can let the wind flow freely during your getaway. The LS1 V8 was a huge leap forward in Corvette technology. The 5.7-liter motor is effortlessly powerful, suitably quiet, and surprisingly economical. It is one of those powerplants that releases a fierce growl when intimidated, but the animal remains tame and caged when it's not time to be aggressive. Best of all, the control is all up to you thanks to the six-speed manual transmission. This numbers-matching coupe comes with power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, and a fully independent double-wishbone suspension. So all Corvettes are made to be the meanest Saturday night cruisers around, but this one is also good for the cross-country roadtrips. This Corvette has been in loving care, and only averaging 2,700 miles a year and the included the original owner's manual is the proof. Such a nice first-year C5 is a great future classic, and at this an affordable price, we know it will be gone quickly. Call today!!!