FACTS BY YEAR
2003 CORVETTE / GENERATION C4
The 2003 model Corvette marked one of the brand’s biggest and most historic milestones...the 50th Anniversary of the first Corvette produced in 1953. There was a specific 50th Anniversary color scheme, (not black) but all colors were specially-marked for the milestone year.
The 2003 Z06 is a limited edition model with Corvette’s biggest engine package to date, rated at 350ci and 405hp. Of the more than 35,400 cars produced during the 2003 model year, only 8,635 were Z06 models.
The ‘03 Z06 is capable of 0-60 mph in 4 seconds...0-100 mph in 10 seconds... and 0-100 mph-0 in 14.01 seconds. Vettes are also known for their brakes!
By the end of the 2003 model run, a total of 1,335,302 Corvettes had been built in the first 50 years. By-year total numbers peaked in 1979 at 53,807.
Acquired new in 2003 and purchased in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, it, like all 2003 models, has 50th Anniversary markings. It has a six-speed manual transmission and virtually every option offered for the model, including head-up display. In its first 3 years, it logged fewer than 1,600 miles on the odometer.
2003 CORVETTE TRIVIA:
The 2003 Corvette heralded the 50th anniversary with a special edition in Anniversary Red with Shale interior and a new, high-tech magnetic suspension option for all models. But the Z06 continued essentially unchanged from the 2002 model.
In addition to Anniversary Red, Medium Spiral Gray Metallic was a new color in 2003.
The Magnetic Ride Option offered in 2003 uses a magnetic fluid which adjusts shock damping 1,000 times per second, roughly equivalent to reacting to each inch of road surface at 60 mph.