The C5 was a radical change from the previous generation. Designed from the outset as a sturdy convertible (as opposed to a coupé that was subsequently weakened by the removal of the roof structure in order to accommodate demand for a convertible model), the car now had a hydroformed box frame. 

The transmission was moved to the rear of the car to form an integrated, rear-mounted transaxle assembly which was connected to the all-new LS1 engine via a torque tube; this engine/transmission arrangement helped facilitate a desirable 50-50 (percentage, front-rear) weight distribution for the vehicle.

1998 Corvette / 3532
Convertible Black, Black Interior, Black Top, Automatic, AC, Sport Seats, Memory, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Antenna, Power Mirrors, Dual Zone AC, Polished Wheels Mileage 89768, Exempt, Clean Title
Price: $15,800 See More Pictures >>
2003 Corvette / 6308
1G1YY22G735126308, Red with Black Interior, 6 Spd Transmission, Sport Seats, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seats, Memory, Heads Up Display, Dual Zone AC, CD, Polished Wheels, New Tires, Mileage 93765 Clean Title
Price: $17,700  See More Pictures >>