This 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe was the first-year Chevrolet started showing how serious they were about getting back to building more hardcore Corvettes. And this one even has some nice performance components added to take advantage of the new bodystyle. So as you keep reading about all the upgrades, you'll be amazed a car this sporty can also be so affordable. Hardtops have always been the cars for the competition set. They take the added bracing of the convertible body, and then a weight savings for discarding the heavy softtop mechanism. And in 1999 Chevrolet brought this attitude to production cars. The Fixed-Roof Coupe (FRC) was a production car for those devoted to driving, so they are rare (only about 1 out of every 8 cars this year was a FRC.) And more than just rarity, this one has a true street-eating appeal. The lowered suspension and professional repaint of the factory-correct black has it looking like it's lurking in the shadows. And the Z06 wheels pays tribute to the car that this style spawned, and hints at some of the performance upgrades (more on that in a moment.) In a car with this kind of attitude, only a deep, dark black interior will do. The leather bucket seats offer true comfort for two, and the modern bolstering means staying planted even when the roads gets twisty. Plus, the driver's one is power adjustable for that perfect position. In fact, this modern classic is loaded with plenty of great features like air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system with added CD changer. Because this is a modern classic, it also means modern safety features such as dual airbags and anti-lock brakes. You'll never get tired of watching the gauges do their dance every time you start the engine, and that tach will be quite handy when you're enjoying the stick shift. As many of you already know, the 5.7-liter 345 hp fuel-injected LS1 V8 engine is a great powerplant. This original, numbers-matching motor is quick, powerful, and tough as nails â€“ exactly what you want in the more hardcore hardtop Corvette. But the fixed roof model also came with some interesting features. Plus, we bet you spotted those larger tips on the quad exhaust. That's one end of the Corsa performance exhaust system that adds some more power and a seriously sweet sound to the V8. Add that to the large four-wheel drilled & slotted disc brake package, Z06 shocks, and grippy Continental Extreme Contact tires, and this is a recipe for a great weekend. One of the meanest machines you can get your hands on today also happens to be the most affordable. That's why you know this deal won't be available for too long. Call today!!!