2004 Chevy Corvette - Resto-Red Runner

'04 Coupe

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How's the blown-and-flamed C5 car to drive? "It puts a smile on your face every day," says Wahl, who adds that Vette enjoyment isn't limited to him and his son. "My father used to tease me, saying, 'Ahh--it's just a car,'" he remembers. "He's always been into boats, and if the boat ever needed anything, the sky was the limit. "He ended up buying a Vette, and we now go to car shows together. He made the mistake of saying the Vette was 'his' one day…so now, my mom has one." As for any advice he may have (along with avoiding driving through salt water), Wahl offers this for anyone looking for his or her first Corvette: "Go to some car shows and talk to some enthusiasts. You're much better off [shopping with] private sellers versus dealers, because you can get more history, and the flavor of the car, by doing it that way." He adds, "I had just as much fun looking for a used one as I did trying to decide what to buy, and what color. "The Corvette is an American icon that many people buy and cherish, unlike a daily-driver car. It's something that they've always dreamed of." vette It puts a smile on your face every day!--Adam Wahl


Spec Sheet



'04 coupe


Owner
  • H. Adam Wahl III; Hockessin, DE
Block
  • Stock LS1 aluminum
Displacement
  • 346 ci
Compression
  • 10.25:1
Power Adder
  • Callaway/MagnaCharger supercharger, 6 psi boost (max)
Heads
  • Stock LS1 aluminum
Valves
  • Stock 2.000/1.550
Camshaft
  • Stock hydraulic roller
Rocker Arms
  • Stock 1.7 ratio
Pistons
  • Stock hypereutectic aluminum
Crankshaft
  • Stock nodular iron
Rods
  • Stock powdered-metal steel
Ignition
  • Stock coil-on-plug
Exhaust System
  • American Racing headers, Corsa exhaust system
Transmission
  • RPM Stage 4 automatic transaxle, installed by East Coast Supercharging
Torque Converter
  • Precision Industries, 2,400-rpm stall speed
Driveshaft
  • Stock
Suspension
  • Stock with RPO F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control shocks and Hotchkis sway bars (front and rear)
Rearend
  • Stock
Brakes
  • Baer discs with 12.75-in two-piece front and 14-in two-piece rear rotors
Wheels
  • CCW chrome; 19x10 (front), 19x11 (rear)
Tires
  • Michelin Pilot Sport; 275/30ZR19 (front), 305/30ZR19 (rear)
Current Mileage
  • 17,500

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