2005 C6 Corvette

2005 Corvette Overview

The 2005 Corvette was warmly welcomed and immediately embraced by both fans and critics alike when the new coupe finally made its appearance in January, 2004 at the Detroit Auto Show.  There were some that felt the arrival of the sixth-generation Corvette should have been slated for a 2003 unveiling – mainly to coincide with the Corvette’s 50th Anniversary.

To be certain, there had been no shortage of artist renderings and spy photos showcasing the C6 Corvette’s “new” – or perhaps better stated, its “revised” – design.

Model: 2005 Corvette
Generation: C6 Corvette
Type: 2 Door Coupe/Convertible
Available Colors: Arctic White, LeMans Blue, Precision Red, Torch Red, Black, Velocity Yellow, Machine Silver, Daytona Sunset Orange, Victory Red, Millenium Yellow, Monterey Red, Magnetic Red
Engine: 346 C.I. (6.0L), 400HP
VIN: 1G1YY24U855100001 – 1G1YY24U855137341
Transmission: 4-speed automatic, 6 speed manual
Original Price: $44,245.00 (Coupe), $52,245.00 (Convertible)
Units Produced: 37,372
Specs: 2005 Corvette Spec List
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The C6 Corvette was not so much a re-design as an evolution of the C5 (top). (Images courtesy of GM Media.)

The C6 Corvette was not a total redesign (as its C5 predecessor had been in 1997,) but rather it was an advancement of the car that carried forward many of the best features of the fifth-generation model. As stated in promotional material for the C6: “The sixth-generation Corvette blends technical sophistication with expressive style.  Five inches shorter than the current car, the 2005 Corvette cuts a tighter, more taut profile – with virtually no loss of usable space.  More than just visual, the new dimensions make the car more agile and ‘tossable,’ with upgrades in handling, acceleration, and braking.”

Dimensional changes to the C6 included a reduction in the car’s overall width by 1 inch while the wheelbase was stretched a total of 1.2 inches.  While both of these dimensional changes gave the new Corvette a more “sure-footed” feel, the wheelbase increase was made in conjunction with the body’s decreased overhangs – down 2 inches in front, 3 inches in back – to give the car the taut profile that GM had been promoting since before the car’s formal introduction to the world.

Tom Peters, Chief Designer of the C6 Corvette, stated “It’s just not a matter of correcting problems on a current car…You have to make a statement.  It’s a Corvette….There are a lot of functional factors that affect Corvette design.  It’s more than just a pure aesthetic statement.  As an example, aerodynamics play a huge role in driving the aesthetic.”

Naturally, the dimensional changes to the car would bring styling updates to the C6 as well.  While the C5 had been a significant improvement over the C4’s design, Peters intention was to ensure that the C6 would evolve the design even further.  Ironically, many of the design changes found on the 2005 Corvette actually evolved from design cues that Peters had taken from the 19631967 C2 Corvette Stingray.  “I am not an aficionado of retro design,” Peters explained, “but I analyzed Corvettes over the years, focusing primarily on that ’63-67 vintage.  What were the elements that made that car powerful and strong statement back then?  You (had) those peaked fender shapes.  You’ve got the way that upper sits on the body, like a jet fighter canopy cockpit.”  Ironically, another series of elements that Peters drew on was actually that of military aircraft, especially the YF-22 jet fighter.   “Designers always look to aircraft,” Peters said, “they’re usually singular in purpose.  The function does not affect the aesthetic.  They do what they look like they can do.  They’re very directional.”

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The 2005 Corvette featured revised bodyside coves and a more defined roofline.

While many of the design cues of the C6 resonate from the previous generation, the exterior of the 2005 Corvette features a number of refinements that also makes it feel almost completely new.

The bodyside “coves”, a signature of Corvette since 1956, received an entirely new treatment that minimized the curvature of the previous design with a new look that used a deft blend of creases and curves to give them a more direct and streamlined appearance.

The “double bubble” design of the coupe’s lift-off roof panel was also re-imagined, resulting in a roofline that was slightly more pronounced.

2005 Corvette Rear Deck
The rear deck of the C6 featured a more defined “boattail” line and an increased rear window taper. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

Perhaps the most notable modification to the upper section (the area above the door/fender line) from that of the C5 was the increased taper in the C6’s rear glass window.  Following the line back, the C6 also featured a much more pointed, better defined rear end.

The rear decks gain a “boat tail” character line swept neatly back form the belt (which is a throwback to the split-window Sting Ray coupe.)

The taillights in the rear of the car were made almost perfectly round again, and were mounted into a rear fascia that appeared less massive and lighter than the C5 Corvette’s had.

2005 Corvette exposed headlights
The 2005 Corvette was the first model year since 1962 to feature exposed headlights. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

However, the most dramatic changes to the C6’s exterior was the decision that had been made to eliminate the pop-up headlights and return the Corvette to its first exposed-beam headlight design since 1962.

While the primary reason for the design change was a reduction in drag, the fixed lamps also helped to reduce the vehicle’s overall weight, lower the cost and complexity during the build process, and they helped give the C6 a new look that made it unique from its predecessor.

While the end result may have proven to be aesthetically pleasing, the decision was made only after it was decided that such a change would be a technical improvement in the design.

DID YOU KNOW: The 2005 Corvette was not initially offered with a solid, bright red exterior. Instead, the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant built a single Torch Red Corvette, (a color carryover from the 2004 C5 Corvette) to demonstrate its viability. The first red that was offered to consumers was a somewhat darker “Precision Red” (Paint Code 27 (same as the 2004 Torch Red Option)). Later in the production year, “Precision Red” was replaced with a brighter “Victory Red” (Paint Code 74). As for the single “Torch Red” Corvette? It was acquired, and later sold, by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Overall, the C6 measures 5.1 inches shorter and an inch narrower than the C5, but is 1.2 inches longer with a wheelbase that measures 106 inches overall.  The wheelbase dimension was dictated by packaging requirements for the Cadillac XLR (see the C6 Corvette Overview for details), but it added to the Corvette’s purposeful new “wheels at the corners” stance.

The one downside to the reduction in the C6 Corvette’s size was that the interior now featured slightly less cargo space. Where the outgoing C5 Coupe had offered 24.8 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2005 C6 now offered just 22 cubic feet.  Even tighter were the C6 Convertible with just 10.5 cubic feet of storage as compared to the 13.9 cubic feet found in the C5 Convertible.

If the exterior of the Corvette had been considered an improvement in the car’s outward appearance, then the all-new C6 interior was nothing short of a re-imagining and total advancement of the earlier design.  The all-new cockpit was created by Peters and lead interior designer Eric Clough.  While the C5’s interior had been criticized as being “too plasticky” or as containing “too much black”, the intent for the C6 was to improve upon those items while also simplifying the design.

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The re-designed interior of the C6 Corvette featured new styling cues, though the actual gauges were a carry-over from the C5 Corvette.

The most obvious design change was the dashboard.  While it was laid out like the C5’s, it now featured a “twin cowl” theme that gave way to a clean, vertical, passenger side panel with a newly hidden airbag door.  The seats were completely new – they featured longer cushions and more prominent side bolsters.  The dashboards, doors and other interior elements were given a “high tech” look that was created through the use of aluminum and faux-metal accents throughout the cabin.  The actual gauges on the dashboard remained mostly the same, with only minor – though notable differences – including the new badging for the C6 Corvette located in the center of the speedometer.

The audio and climate panels were reworked and featured fewer buttons.  Those buttons that remained received improved markings which provided user greater understanding of their function.

RACING: 2005 saw the introduction of the new C6.R Corvette Race Car. It also saw Corvette Racing sweep the 2005 American Le Mans series, winning the GT1 Manufacturers Championship, the Drivers Championship, the Team Championship, and the Pit Crew Championship, along with victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Petit Le Mans.

In addition to these changes, another notable change was the absence of an ignition cylinder – either on the dashboard or on the steering column.  Instead, a large engine-start rocker switch took its place.   In place of a key, Corvette engineers instead developed a pocket transmitter that communicated wirelessly with the car, indicating that the vehicle could operate only when the transmitter was in close proximity to the car itself.  This refinement, like many of the technology advancements made to the C6 Corvette, was actually a carryover from the development of the Cadillac XLR.

2005 Corvette ignition system
The 2005 Corvette was the first model year to feature a keyless ignition system.

The center console was also revised and now featured a pair of proper cupholders that could easily be concealed beneath a sliding cover.   The center storage bin/armrest assembly was also enlarged for improved functionality and greater comfort.

The interior designers even found space for small – but useful – door map pockets on both the driver and passenger doors. The doors received electric latches and pushbutton door releases on the inside as well as an exterior press pad (in place of the door handle found on the C5) for access to the car from the outside.

In addition to the electric controls, designers also integrated a mechanical release in the event that the cars power failed as the result of a dead battery (or other similar condition.)

As significant as all of the dimensional and aesthetic changes made to the car were the weight-saving measures implemented to reduce the car’s overall weight.  Where the C5 Coupe had weighed in at 3,246lbs, the new 2005 C6 Coupe weighed just 3,179lbs.

Similarly, the C5 Convertible, which had weighed in at 3,248lbs in 2004 was now some forty-nine pounds lighter at 3,199lbs for the C6 Convertible.  While some of this weight reduction was the result of the changes made to the car outwardly, much of the weight savings also occurred internally – both beneath the hood and below the floorpans.

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The 2005 Corvette featured an all-new LS2, 6.0-Litre, 364 cubic inch engine. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

Arguably, some of the most radical changes took place under the hood of the car.  The 5.7 liter LS1 engine was replaced with the LS2, a 6.0L, 364 cubic inch engine.

The larger displacement was achieved by increasing the engine bore to 4.00 inches/101.6 millimeters (as compared to 3.90 inches as found on the LS1) while no change occurred to the engine stroke, which remained at 3.62 inches.

In order to achieve the higher horsepower output, the LS2 engine featured a higher compression ratio (10.9:1), a higher-lift cam (with higher-rate valve springs), and a 15 to 20 percent improvement in the intake and exhaust flows.

The LS2 engine was lighter too, weighing some fifteen pounds less than the LS1, thanks in part to the installation of a smaller water pump, a specially designed aluminum oil pan (that took a quart less to fill but still ensured superior lubrication – even at during tight cornering), and thinner-walled exhaust manifolds.  The exhaust system featured a light-weight, thin-wall manifold that resulted in 20 percent higher outflow, plus straight-through pipes and new mufflers that reduced back-pressure by 10 percent.

The new LS2, along with the changes to the bolt-on hardware and exhaust, improved standard horsepower from the LS1’s 350hp at 5,200 rpm to an impressive 400 horsepower at 6000 rpm.  Torque also increased from 360/375 lb/ft at 4000 rpm to 400 lb/ft at 4,400 rpm. To gain a better appreciation for how much additional power the new 2005 C6 Corvette produced,  it is important to note that the LS2 engine was only five horsepower less than the 2004 Z06’s LS6 engine.  More impressive still is that it produced the same amount of torque at slightly lower engine rpm.

Mated to the LS2 engine was either a four-speed 4L65E Hydra-Matic automatic transmission or a Tremec T56 six-speed manual.  The veteran four-speed automatic,which was actually an evolution of the C5’s 4L60-E automatic, was treated to Cadillac-style Performance Shift Algorithm programming.  The Tremec T56 manual transmission received a revised linkage with more-positive action and an inch-shorter shifter.

In both cases, these transmissions were made available to consumers at no additional cost – a notable change over the C5 model, which had cost consumers extra when they chose to purchase a manual transmission.  The wide-ratio T56 box used by the 2004 Z06 was also offered as an option on the new 2005 C6, but only when the Z51 performance package was ordered.

A large number of significant changes were made to the chassis.  The all-independent suspension featured a setup that was reminiscent of that found on the C5, but featured entirely new components.  The improvements included longer-stroke shock absorbers, which afforded the car increased wheel travel, stiffer anti-roll-bar mounts, and revised bushings.  Spring and shock rates were recalibrated, and front caster angle was increased one degree for more-stable tracking.  Magnetic Selective Ride Control, which was already a feature on the C5 Corvette, was revised to offer two different firmness modes (instead of three as found on the earlier model.)

Good Year Eagle F1 GS EM
The Good Year Eagle F1 GS EMT (Extended Mobility Tires) were standard on the 2005 Corvette.

New for the 2005 Corvette were 18-inch front, and 19-inch rear wheels.  In addition to being taller than the previous generation, these tires were also wider, measuring 8.5 inches on the front rubber and 10 inches on the rear. To meet the rigors and drivability factors associated with owning a Corvette, each 2005 model was fitted with Goodyear Eagle F1 GS Extended Mobility tires.

These tires were mated to unique, newly designed factory rims measuring P285/40ZR-18 up front and P285/25ZR-19 in the rear of the car.  To stop all of this steel and rubber, larger brakes were also included in the 2005 model year.  The C6 Corvette now featured bigger, better brakes all-around, with front rotors measuring 12.8 inches across in the front and 12 inches even in the rear.

According to Chevrolet officials, a Z51-equipped C6 could nearly match a 2004 Z06’s lap time on the test track, which many considered a good thing since the Z06 package was not offered on the 2005 C6 Corvette. Included in the package were asymmetric-tread Eagle F1 Supercar tires in the same EEE sizes – P245/40ZR-18 (front), and P285/35ZR-19 (rear).  In addition to the tires, the Z51 package included upgraded springs, shocks and anti-roll bars.  The brakes were also more stout, with 13.4/13.0-inch cross-drilled rotors with high-performance brake pads.

The C5‘s “Uniframe”, which had proven itself to be rigid and lightweight, was carried over for the C6 model, though the new frame received extruded-aluminum reinforcements that were bolted and bonded  to the door-hinge pillars.  Additionally, an under-dash hydro-formed brace was also added.  Its purpose was firmly tie the door-hinge pillars to the center chassis tunnel.

The added rigidity to the frame also proved beneficial for the convertible “ragtop” models, which returned for the 2005 model year.  In addition to the frame reinforcements that had been introduced on the coupe, the convertible model also received additional rigidity via a new fiberglass tub that formed both the car’s trunk and the rear cockpit wall.  This tub “bulkhead” not only reduced noise and body shake but helped to protect the trunk contents.

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The 2005 Corvette Convertible was more user friendly with options like a power convertible top. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

In addition to being more structurally sound that its C5 predecessor, the C6 convertible top was also more user friendly.  For the first time since 1962, the Corvette was again available with an optional power top.  The new mechanical convertible top required no more trunk space than the manual roof, weighed just 15 pounds, and moved fully up or down in less than 20 seconds. Whether ordered with the power (optional) or manual (standard) convertible option, the C6 top was shaped to generate less wind noise, and it was fully lined for additional insulation and sound dampening. When opening the driver or passenger door of the 2005 C6 convertible, the power window drops just slightly, allowing for better clearance.  After the door is closed, the window firmly snugs up against the convertible top for a firm seal.

For both the coupe and convertible models (including Corvettes equipped with the Z51 option), a number of other first-time options were presented to consumers looking to purchase a 2005 Corvette including General Motors useful OnStar system and an optional XM satellite radio.  Torso side airbags were offered as standard equipment on convertibles but was only available on coupes as part of the 1SA Preferred Equipment Package that also included perforated leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat, and a cargo net and cover.  An upgraded 1SB Preferred Equipment Package group added heated seats, a seat memory system, power telescopic steering-wheel adjustment, Bose audio with a six-dish, in-dash CD player, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a new, three-way heads-up display.

Given all of the improvements made to the 2005 C6 Corvette, consumers and critics alike expected a sizable price increase over previous models.  Instead, the 2005 coupe’s initial base price was $43,710, which was actually $125 less than the final 2004 C5 Coupe’s base price.   The 2005 Corvette convertible was somewhat more expensive, with a starting price of $51,445, but even this was only $600 more than the the 2004 convertible model.

Overall, critics were very pleased with the look, feel and finish of the new Corvette.  It made Car and Driver’s annual “10 Best” list and it beat out the redesigned 2005 Porsche 911 by one point in a Car and Driver’s comparison test.  Additionally, the C6 took first place in a 2005 Road and Track comparison of nine sports-cars including the Honda S2000, the Dodge Viper, the Porsche 911, the Porsche Boxster, and the Nissan 350Z, amongst others.  As quoted from the article, written by Sam Mitani on February 16, 2005, the C6 had “no real weaknesses and many strengths.  It possess world class performance, a high level of comfort and dashing good looks.  And it’s available for nearly half the price of a Porsche Carrera S.”

Consumer Guide listed the C6 Corvette as the perennial “Best Buy” among sporty/performance cars.  As was stated by CG, “Corvette delivers thrilling acceleration, handling and braking…and costs tens of thousands less than rivals with similar performance.  If you like your sports cars bold and brawny, there’s no better high-performance value and no stronger Best Buy in its class.”

The C6 Corvette produced impressive performance numbers from the very start.  Although test results varied slightly, Chevy’s official report put the 2005 Corvette Coupe’s 0-60 time at just 4.2 seconds, a number that was validated by tests performed by companies like Car and Driver along with several others.  The 2005 Convertible was somewhat slower off the line with a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds, as reported by Road & Track magazine.  Given that the 2005 convertible was a mere 20 pounds heavier than the coupe, this disparity between the two times left many critics questioning the officially reported time.  Still, that time remains the measure to this day.

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The 2005 Chevy Corvette

Regardless, the 2005 C6 Corvette was designed with far more than fast acceleration times in mind. The GM engineers assigned to the C6 had approached the project with the notion that they were going to build an all-out sports car.  They succeeded.  In addition to tremendous acceleration and top end power, the C6 was also praised for its strong stopping power and its “race-car” cornering capabilities. Moreover, the C6 Corvette did not beat up its occupants like the C4 and some of the earlier C5‘s had. Even the Z51 setup was more refined, providing drivers with a smooth, civilized ride on most roads.

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The 2005 Chevy Corvette (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

Despite all of its improvements – and in spite of the price, which scarcely changed from the 2004 model – sales of the new 2005 Corvette were, perhaps, not quite as earth-shattering as GM had hoped.  A total of 37,372 Corvettes were sold in 2005, which included 26,728 coupes and a mere 10,644 convertibles.  Still, the executives at Chevrolet noted the increase in overall sales, and began planning for the long-term future of the C6.  It would become a future laced with some of the most powerful/highest performing Corvettes

See full 2005 C6 Corvette Image Gallery


2005 Corvette Specifications

2005 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette
BODY STYLE: Two-door Coupe, Convertible, Hard Top front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: Bowling Green, Kentucky
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN): 1G1YY24U855100001 thru 1G1YY24U855137341
VIN SUFFIX: “ZJA”: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HP, AUTO TRANS
“ZJB”: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HP, MANUAL TRANS
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 12568952: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HORSEPOWER
HEAD NUMBER: 12564243: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HORSEPOWER

2005 Corvette Construction

Composite body, hydroformed steel frame with aluminum & magnesium structural & chassis components.

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2005 Corvette Pricing & Options

RPO No. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
1YY07
Base Corvette Coupe 26,728 $44,245.00
1YY67 Bass Corvette Convertible 10,644 $52,245.00
1SA Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 3,763 $1,405.00
1SB Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 22,319 $4,360.00
1SB Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible 10,306 $2,955.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) 2,585 $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, transparent (Coupe) 8,469 $750.00
CM7 Power Convertible Top 7,541 $1,995.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control 9,041 $1,695.00
G90 Performance 3.15 Axle (w/Auto Trans.) 15,112 $395.00
MX0 Four-speed Automatic Transmission 22,380 $0.00
QG7 Polished Aluminum Wheels 27,080 $1,295.00
QX1 Competition Gray Alum. Wheels (Late) 621 $295.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 831 $490.00
UE1 OnStar System 19,634 $695.00
U2K XM Satellite Radio 21,896 $325.00
U3U AM/FM CD w/DVD Nav, BOSE 4,676 $1400.00
Z51 Performance Package 15,345 $1,495.00
19U LeMans Blue exterior paint 3,759 $300.00
45U Velocity Yellow exterior paint 760 $750.0
79U Millennium Yellow exterior paint 2,002 $750.00
80U Monterey Red exterior paint (late) 717 $750.00
86U Magnetic Red exterior paint 3,404 $750.00

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2005 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Color Options & Quantities

CODE EXTERIOR COLORS COUPE CONV TOTAL INTERIOR COLORS 
10 Arctic White 1,472 496
1,968
Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
19 LeMans Blue 2,718 ,041 3,759 Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
27 Precision Red 1,273 30 1,303 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
27 Torch Red 1 0
1
Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
41 Black 5,467 2,528 7,995 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
45 Velocity Yellow 359 401 760 Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
67 Machine Silver
4,789
2,076 6,865 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
71 Daytona Sunset Orange 2,379 602 2,981 Ebony, Cashmere
74 Victory Red 3,285
2,332
5,617 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
79 Millennium Yellow 1,646 356 2,002 Ebony, Cashmere
80 Monterey Red 358 359 717 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray
86 Monterey Red 2,981
423
3,404 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Steel Gray

Interior Colors

02I Cobalt Red
31I Light Cashmere
19I Black
36I Steel Gray

Convertible Colors

35T Gray Beige
37T Titan Gray
41T Black

Exterior Colors

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Interior Colors

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2005 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine Spec

Engine
Type: 6.0 LS2 V8
Block Materials: Cast Aluminum
Displacement: 6.0 Litre/364 Cubic Inches
Bore: 4 x 3.62 inches
Compression Ratio: 10.9:1
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
Cylinder Head Material: Sequential Fuel Injection
Fuel Delivery: SFI (Sequential Fuel Injection)
Horsepower: 400HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque (lbs.-ft. @ rpm) (auto): 400 lb-ft @ 4.400 rpm
Max. Engine RPM: 6,500 RPM
Bore x stroke (mm.): 93 Octane
Est. MPG (Auto): 18/26 (City/Hwy)
Est. MPG (Manual): 18/28 (City/Hwy)

Transmission (Automatic)

Standard Transmission Spec
Type: Hydra-Matic 4L65-E
Features: Four-Speed Automatic, with Performance Algorithm Shifting (PAS)
Gear Ratios
1st Gear: 3.06:1
2nd Gear: 1.63:1
3rd Gear: 1.00:1
4th Gear: 0.70:1
Reverse: 2.29:1
Axle Ratio: 2.73:1 (3.15 optional)

Transmission (Manual)

Optional Manual Spec
Type: Tremec T56 6-speed manual
Features: 6-speed manual
Gear Ratios
1st Gear: 2.66:1
2nd Gear: 1.78:1
3rd Gear: 1.30:1
4th Gear: 1.00:1
5th Gear: 0.74:1
6th Gear: 0.50:1
Reverse: 2.90:1
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42:1

Transmission (Manual Z51)

Optional Manual Spec
Type: Tremec T56 6-speed w/ Z51 Sport Pkg
Features: 6-speed manual
Gear Ratios
1st Gear: 2.97:1
2nd Gear: 2.07:1
3rd Gear: 1.43:1
4th Gear: 1.00:1
5th Gear: 0.84:1
6th Gear: 0.56:1
Reverse: 3.28:1
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42:1

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2005 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension

Front Suspension 
Front Suspension Independent; upper and lower A-arms, transverse composite monoleaf spring, tube shock absorbers and antiroll bar.
Rear Suspension 
Rear Suspension Independent, upper and lower A-arms, toe links, transverse composite monoleaf springs, tube shock absorbers & anti roll bar.

Brakes

Type Power Assisted Anti-Lock Disc Brakes
Front Brakes 12.8 in. x 1.26 in rotors, 13.4 in x 1.26 in rotors (Z51 Package)
Rear Brakes: 12.0 in. x 1.00 in rotors, 13.0 in x 1.00 in rotors (Z51 Package)

Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires Coupe/Convertible
Front Tires P245/45ZR-18
Rear Tires P285/35ZR-19

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2005 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

2005 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions
Model Coupe Convertible
Wheelbase 105.7 Inches 105.7 Inches
Overall Length 174.6 Inches 174.6 Inches
Total Body Width 72.6 Inches 72.6 Inches
Overall Height 49.0 Inches 49.1 Inches
Front Track Width 62.1 Inches 62.1 Inches
Rear Track Width 60.7 Inches 60.7 Inches

Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Model Coupe Convertible
Headroom 37.9 Inches 37.9 Inches
Shoulder Room 55.2 Inches 55.2 Inches
Hip Room 53.7 Inches 53.7 Inches
Leg Room 43.0 Inches 43.0 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Model Coupe Convertible
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight 3,179 lbs. 3,199 lbs.
Cargo Volume (cu.ft): 22.4 Cubic Feet 10.4 Cubic Feet
Fuel Capacity (GALLONS) 18 gallons 18 gallons
Engine Oil Capacity (QTS) 5.5 (with filter) 5.5 (with filter)

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2005 Corvette Performance Results

0-45 MPH: 3.3 Seconds BRAKING 60-0 MPH: 114.57 Feet
0-60 MPH: 4.8 Seconds SLALOM 6 x 100 FT: 66.4 MPH
0-75 MPH: 6.7 Seconds SOUND LEVEL AT IDLE: 68 db (decibles)
QUARTER MILE: 12.90 Seconds @ 109.06 mph AT FULL THROTTLE: 85 db
BRAKING 30-0 MPH: 28.35 Feet AT 70 MPH CRUISE: 76 db

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2005 Corvette Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

VIN Range & Meaning

VIN Range 1G1YY24U855100001 – 1G1YY24U855137341
1 (First Digit) 1 – United States
G (Second Digit) Manufacturer.  G – General Motors
1 (Third Digit) Manufacturer Division. 1 – Chevrolet
YY (Fourth & Fifth Digits) Carline/Series. YY – Corvette/Coupe
2/3 (Sixth Digit) Bodystyle of Car. 2 – Two Door Hatchback Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible
4 (Seventh Digit) Type of Restraint System. 4 – Active (Manual) Belts with Driver and Pass. Inflatable Restraints System.
U (Eighth Digit) Type of Engine. U – LS2: V8, 6.0 Liter, Aluminum Engine, SFI
8 (Ninth Digit) Check Digit (varies)
5 (Tenth Digit) The Model Year. 5 – 2005
5 (Eleventh Digit) Location of the Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
1XXXXX (Twelfth thru Seventeenth Digits) Production Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 137341. The pilot and prototype cars were given a VIN number in this VIN series. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. Ending VIN Does Not Match Total Quantity Because 2005 Production Included 32 Prototype Builds.

Check Digit is used to calculate the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code that can be used to verify the serial number is legitimate. (Note: The check digit number varies depending on each specific VIN number.)
For all 2005 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield. (See Figure 1 below)
2005 Corvette VIN location
Figure 1

2005 Corvette VIN Derivative

All engines are stamped or laser etched with a partial vehicle identification number (VIN), which was derived from the complete VIN.

VIN Derivative:

  • 155100001 – 1551137341

The engine VIN derivative contains the following nine positions:

  • 1 (First Digit) – GM Division Identifier. 1 – Chevrolet
  • 5 (Second Digit) – Model Year. 5 – 2005
  • 5 (Third Digit) – Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green, KY
  • 1XXXXX (Fourth thru Ninth Digits) – Plant Sequence Numbers (matching VIN)

Engine ID and VIN Derivative Label Locations (6 Liter Engine)

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the left side rear of the engine block. (See Figure 2, Item 1 below) and is typically a 9 digit number stamped or laser-etched onto the engine at the vehicle assembly plant.

NGINE ID AND VIN DERIVATIVE LOCATION - 6.0 LITER ENGINE 2005 corvette
Figure 2
  • The first digit identifies the division.
  • The second digit identifies the model year.
  • The third digit identifies the assembly plant.
  • The fourth through ninth digits are the last six digits of the VIN

2005 Corvette Transmission ID and VIN Derivative (4L60-E Automatic Transmission)

 TRANSMISSION ID AND VIN DERIVATIVE LOCATION - 4L60-E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  1. 5 = 2005
  2. Model
  3. Hydra-Matic 4L60-E
  4. Julian Date or Day of the Year
  5. Shift Built – A, B, J = First Shift, C, H, W = Second Shift
  6. Serial Number
  7. Transmission ID Location

2005 Corvette

2005 Corvette Factory Options

RPO No. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
1YY07
Base Corvette Coupe 26,728 $44,245.00
1YY67 Bass Corvette Convertible 10,644 $52,245.00
1SA Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 3,763 $1,405.00
1SB Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 22,319 $4,360.00
1SB Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible 10,306 $2,955.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) 2,585 $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, transparent (Coupe) 8,469 $750.00
CM7 Power Convertible Top 7,541 $1,995.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control 9,041 $1,695.00
G90 Performance 3.15 Axle (w/Auto Trans.) 15,112 $395.00
MX0 Four-speed Automatic Transmission 22,380 $0.00
QG7 Polished Aluminum Wheels 27,080 $1,295.00
QX1 Competition Gray Alum. Wheels (Late) 621 $295.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 831 $490.00
UE1 OnStar System 19,634 $695.00
U2K XM Satellite Radio 21,896 $325.00
U3U AM/FM CD w/DVD Nav, BOSE 4,676 $1400.00
Z51 Performance Package 15,345 $1,495.00
19U LeMans Blue exterior paint 3,759 $300.00
45U Velocity Yellow exterior paint 760 $750.0
79U Millennium Yellow exterior paint 2,002 $750.00
80U Monterey Red exterior paint (late) 717 $750.00
86U Magnetic Red exterior paint 3,404 $750.00

Base Corvette Coupe (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 2005 Chevy Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 364 cubic inch (6.0L), 400 Horsepower V-8 engine, 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, stereo CD with MP3 capability, leather seats, 6-way power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone electronic air conditioning, keyless access and start, foglamps, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, tire pressure monitor, and floor mats were all included in the base price.
  • The standard engine for 2005 Corvettes was the 400 horsepower LS2, a 4th generation Chevy small block engine. The engine displacement increased from 346 cubic inches (5.7 liters) to 364 cubic inches (6.0 liters) by enlarging the bore from 3.9 inches to 4.0 inches. The LS2 featured numerous refinements including increased camshaft lift, a higher compression ratio (10.9:1), lighter exhaust manifolds and a wingless aluminum oil pan that improved oil control during high G-force driving while reducing oil capacity from 6.5 to 5.5 quarts with filter. Redline for the LS2 was 6,500rpm, compared to the LS1’s 6,000rpm.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)

  • The price of the 2005 Chevy Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
  • A 364 cubic inch (6.0L), 400 Horsepower V-8 engine, 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, stereo CD with MP3 capability, leather seats, 6-way power driver seat, active handling, traction control, dual-zone electronic air conditioning, keyless access and start, fog lamps, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, tire pressure monitor, and floor mats were all included in the base price.
  • The standard engine for 2005 Corvettes was the 400 horsepower LS2, a 4th generation Chevy small block engine. The engine displacement increased from 346 cubic inches (5.7 liters) to 364 cubic inches (6.0 liters) by enlarging the bore from 3.9 inches to 4.0 inches. The LS2 featured numerous refinements including increased camshaft lift, a higher compression ratio (10.9:1), lighter exhaust manifolds and a wingless aluminum oil pan that improved oil control during high G-force driving while reducing oil capacity from 6.5 to 5.5 quarts with filter. Redline for the LS2 was 6,500rpm, compared to the LS1’s 6,000rpm.

Preferred Package Group – Coupe (1SA)

  • A bundled equipment package available as a single RPO for the Corvette.
  • Included seat-mounted, side impact air bags, sports seats with perforated leather, 6-way power passenger seat, a cargo net, and a luggage shade.

Preferred Package Group – Coupe (1SB)

  • A bundled equipment package offered only for the Corvette coupe.
  • Included all of the options found in Preferred Package Group 1SA plus heads-up display, power-telescopic steering column, auto-dimming inside and outside rearview mirrors, memory package, heated seats, premium Bose stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, and homelink (garage door) transmitter

Preferred Package Group – Convertible (1SB)

  • A bundled equipment package offered only for the Corvette convertible.
  • Included all of the options found in Preferred Package Group 1SA plus heads-up display, power-telescopic steering column, auto-dimming inside and outside rearview mirrors, memory package, heated seats, premium Bose stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, and homelink (garage door) transmitter.
  • Power convertible top (CM7), OnStar (UE1), XM Satellite Radio (U2K), and Navigation (U3U) were optional only with 1SB equipment groups.

Dual Removable Roof Panels – Coupe (C2L)

  • Two removable roof panels – color matched and transparent.
  • Although the Corvette coupe came equipped with the painted roof, this option allowed consumers to purchase both the fiberglass and the lexan roof tops. Both tops came fully equipped with all weatherstripping and hardware to properly fit/secure them to the car.

Removable Roof Panel (Transparent) – Coupe (CC3)

  • Optional transparent removable roof panel.
  • All Corvette coupes came equipped with a color matched roof panel. Consumers who wished to purchase the transparent panel in place of the color matched (painted fiberglass) roof panel could do so for an additional cost.
  • The transparent roof panel was made out Lexan and included all the same weatherstripping, mouldings, latches and hardware as the color matched, fiberglass top.

Power Convertible Top (CM7)

  • Optional drive assembly to automate the convertible top on the 2005 Corvette.
  • The CM7 Power Convertible Top was the first power top offered as an option on the Corvette since 1962.
  • Note: Included a monitor switch in the trunk of the Corvette to identify the top’s status during operation. In some instances, this switch could get out of alignment causing the automatic convertible top to stop operating.

Magnetic Selective Ride Control (F55)

  • An adjustable ride control system for varying driving conditions.
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control was available with the coupe or the convertible, but not with the Z51 package.
  • The Magnetic Selective Ride Control system uses a suspension fluid that, when a magnetic field is applied to it, will actually become more rigid, resulting in a firmer suspension and vehicle ride.
  • Optimal for performance driving conditions.

Performance 3.15 Axle (with Automatic Trans.) (G90)

  • Optional upgrade of the factory standard 2.74 Rear Axle Ratio.

Engine 6.0 Litre V-8 (LS2)

  • The LS2 was the most powerful standard small-block engine offered (to date) in Corvette.
  • All-new 319-T5 aluminum deep-skirt block casting with cast-in-place iron cylinder bore liners and cross-bolted main caps.
  • Cylinder head design derived from the C5 Z06.
  • Camshaft lift increased to take advantage of increased head flow.
  • Revised exhaust manifolds are 34 percent lighter.
  • Compression raised to 10.9:1.
  • More powerful engine controller incorporates all electronic throttle control (ETC) functions

Tremec Six-Speed Manual Transmission (MM6)

  • The Tremec six-speed manual features improved shifting characteristics thanks to numerous upgrades, including new synchronizers that reduce travel by 10 percent, and a redesigned shifter lever.
  • The Tremec is available with two sets of ratios. The more aggressive gear set is reserved for Corvette’s Z51 Performance Package and is tailored with numerically higher gears to improve acceleration. Also, a numerically lower fifth gear gives the Z51 better fuel efficiency and a higher top speed than base models.
  • To increase durability in sustained high-speed situations, the Z51 and the base European manual-transmission models have a transmission cooler.

Four-Speed Automatic Transmission (MX0)

  • Electronically controlled 4L65-E automatic transmission.
  • The 4L65-E transmission was a stronger version of the C5’s 4L60-E transmission.
  • The four-speed automatic transmission was a no cost option.
  • Features an electronic controller with a performance shift algorithm which adapts to the operator’s driving patterns.
  • The Hydra-Matic 4L65-E automatic transmission is an upgraded version of the C5’s 4L60-E, strengthened and revised to accommodate the LS2’s torque. It includes GM’s advanced Performance Algorithm Shifting, which automatically selects the optimal gear for a given driving condition.

Polished Aluminum Wheels (QG7)

  • Polished finish on 5-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • Wheel size was 18×8.5 inches in the front, 19×10 inches in the rear. Tire size was P245/40ZR-18 in the front; P285/35ZR-19 in the rear. Standard tires were Goodyear Eagle F1 EMT.

Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Gray) (QX1)

  • Painted finish on 5-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • Wheel size was 18×8.5 inches in the front, 19×10 inches in the rear. Tire size was P245/40ZR-18 in the front; P285/35ZR-19 in the rear. Standard tires were Goodyear Eagle F1 EMT.

Corvette Museum Delivery (R8C)

  • New Corvette owners could opt to pick up their car at the National Corvette Museum.
  • When selected, the Corvette is diverted from the ordering dealer and delivered to the Museum.
  • Once the new Corvette arrives at the Museum, the new owner journeys to Bowling Green where they enjoy the VIP treatment for a full day with private tours of the Assembly Plant and the Museum.
  • The NCM Xperience is a similar activity for those who already have their Corvette but want to enjoy the unique VIP treatment.

OnStar System (UE1)

  • Subscription based communications, in-vehicle safety & security and driving directions system.
  • The OnStar System was a new option for the 2005 model year.
  • Included one year of free service.

XM Satellite Radio (U2K)

  • A satellite radio service that broadcasts across the United States and Canada.
  • XM Satellite Radio was a new option for the 2005 model year.
  • It is a paid-for radio service.
  • Included one-year free subscription.

AM/FM CD w/DVD Nav, Bose (U3U)

  • Optional stereo upgrade featuring Bose technology, DVD playback, and navigation.
  • The CD Navigation System included a 6.5″ LCD color touch screen with voice recognition.
  • U3U deleted the 6-disc in-dash CD and MP3 player.
  • DVD-based navigation was a new option for the 2005 model year.

Performance Package (Z51)

  • The Z51 Performance Package included specific springs, shocks and stabilizer bars, larger cross-drilled brake rotors, engine oil, transmission and power steering fluid coolers, Goodyear Supercar EMT asymmetrical tires. It also included quicker gear ratios for the 6-speed manual transmission, or the G90 3.15 Performance Axle on the automatic transmission.
  • The Z51 Performance Package initial option cost was $1,495 compared to 2004’s Z51 package price of $395, but also included considerably more equipment.

Notes

  • First year for the C6 (sixth-generation) Corvette.
  • The 2005 Corvette retained the C5’s front-engine, rear-transmission layout, but its body and interior were new, most chassis parts were re-engineered, and nearly all of the car’s dimensions were changed.
  • The car is capable of 186 mph (300 km/h), faster than any production Corvette in history. It reaches zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, and in 4.1 seconds with the optional Z51 Performance Package, and covers the quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds at 114 mph (183 km/h).
  • The C6’s length was reduced by 5.1 inches and the width reduced by 1.1 inches. The wheelbase increased 1.2 inches to 105.7 inches.
  • The 2005 Corvette was the first model to feature exposed headlights since the 1962 model. It used Xenon high intensity discharge low-beam projector lenses, and tungsten-halogen high-beam projectors under clear polycarbonate covers. The covers also included parking lights, side-turn markers and daytime running lights, all set into body-color housings.
  • The 2005 Corvette coupe was introduced at the Detroit International Auto Show in January, 2004. The 2005 Corvette convertible was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in March, 2004.
  • The 2005 Corvette had keyless access and start. A standard key was issued for the glovebox, console and emergency entry, but normal door lock/unlock and push-button starting were activated by key fob proximity.
  • A red 2005 Corvette convertible paced the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th, 2005.

2005 Corvette Recalls

Recall 04v525000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Mfr’s Report Date: Oct 27, 2004
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 04v525000
Nhtsa Action Number: N/a
Component: Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 5225
Summary: Certain Passenger Vehicles Were Produced With One Or Both Rear Brake Hydraulic Lines That Can Come In Contact With Or Be Affected By Heat From The Left Engine Exhaust Manifold And The Left Exhaust Pipe. The Brake Fluid Could Reach Elevated Temperatures And Boil.
Consequence: If The Brake Fluid Boils In A Rear Brake Line, The Effectiveness Of The Rear Brake System Would Be Reduced Which Could Result In A Brake Line Leak And Loss Of Brake Fluid. If Enough Fluid Leaks From The Rear Brake System So That Brake Pedal Application Can No Longer Build Pressure To The Rear Brakes. The Operator Of The Vehicle Will Experience Limited Braking Which Could Result In A Crash.
Remedy: Dealers Will (1) Inspect The Left Engine Exhaust Manifold Clip For Proper Alignment And Placement On The Body-mounted Stud. If Incorrect, They Will Reposition The Clip On The Brake Lines And Reinstall The Clip On The Stud; (2) The Dealer Will Verify That Both Rear Brake Lines Have The Proper Clearance To The Left Exhaust Pipe. They Will Reposition The Lines By Bending As Necessary; (3) Dealers Will Remove The Machining Tab From The Rear Differential Housing. Also, Dealers Are To Inspect The Brake Lines For Wear In These Related Areas And Repair Or Replace If There Is Any Sign Of Wear-through On The Nylon Overcoating. The Recall Began On January 18, 2005. Owners Should Contact Cadillac 1-866-982-2239 Or Chevrolet At 1-800-630-2438.
Notes: General Motors Recall No. 04086. Customers Can Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Recall 05v455000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Mfr’s Report Date: Oct 04, 2005
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 05v455000
Nhtsa Action Number: N/a
Component: Steering:hydraulic Power Assist:hose, Piping, And Connections
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 123592
Summary: Certain Passenger Vehicles May Have Been Built With A Power Steering Hose That Is Not To Specification. Under Extreme Steering Maneuvers, Such As Turning The Steering Wheel Fully To The Left Or Right While Braking, The Hose May Fracture And Leak Fluid.
Consequence: If This Were To Occur, Power Steering Assist Would Be Lost And Increased Steering Effort Would Be Required. On Vehicles Equipped With Hydro-boost Power Brakes, It Could Also Result In Loss Of Power Brake Assist And Increased Braking Effort Would Be Required. If The Power Steering Fluid Spray Were To Spray Onto Hot Engine Parts, An Engine Compartment Fire Could Occur.
Remedy: Dealers Will Inspect The Power Steering Hose(S) For Two Suspect Date Codes And Replace Them If Required. The Recall Will Begin On October 14, 2005. Owners May Contact Chevrolet At 1-800-630-2438, Gmc At 1-866-996-9463, Buick At 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac At 1-866-982-2339, Isuzu At 1-800-255-6727, Or Hummer At 1-800-732-5493.
Notes: GM Recall No. 05086. Customers May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (Tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To www.safercar.gov.

Recall 06v181000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Mfr’s Report Date: May 24, 2006
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 06v181000
Nhtsa Action Number: N/a
Component: Structure:body:roof And Pillars
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 30793
Summary: On Certain 2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvettes Equipped With Painted Roofs, The Adhesive Between The Roof Panel And The Frame May Separate.
Consequence: If There Is A Complete Separation, The Roof Panel May Detach From The Vehicle And It Could Strike Another Vehicle And Cause Injury And Property Damage.
Remedy: Dealers Will Inspect Vehicles Free Of Charge For Potential Roof Panel-to- Frame Separation And Add The Specified Adhesive Foam Or Replace The Roof With One Having Adhesive Foam. The Recall Began On October 19, 2006. Owners May Contact Chevrolet At 1-800-630-2438.
Notes: Customers May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (Tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To www.safercar.gov.

Recall 09v491000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Mfr’s Report Date: Dec 18, 2009
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 09v491000
Nhtsa Action Number: N/a
Component: Structure:body:roof And Pillars
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 22090
Summary: General Motors Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2005 Through 2007 Corvette Vehicles Equipped With A Removable Roof And Model Year 2006 And 2007 Corvette Z06 Vehicles. The Adhesive Between The Roof Panel And The Frame May Separate. If There Is A Partial Separation, The Driver May Notice One Or More Symptoms, Such As A Snapping Noise When Driving Over Bumps, Wind Noise, Poor Roof Panel Fit, Roof Panel Movement/bounce When A Door Or Hatch Is Closed, Or A Water Leak In The Headliner.
Consequence: If There Is A Complete Separation, The Roof Panel May Detach From The Vehicle. If This Were To Occur While The Vehicle Was Being Driven, It Could Strike A Following Vehicle And Cause Injury And/or Property Damage.
Remedy: Dealers Will Install A New Design Roof Panel Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Is Expected To Begin During April 2010. Owners May Contact Chevrolet At 1-800-630-2438 Or At www.gmownercenter.com.
Notes: GM Safety Recall No. 090230. Owners May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (Tty 1-800-424-9153),Or Go To www.safercar.gov.

Recall 10v172000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Mfr’s Report Date: Apr 26, 2010
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 10v172000
Nhtsa Action Number: Ea09002
Component: Steering:column
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 40028
Summary: Gm Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2005 And 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars Manufactured Between March 2004 And January 2006 Equipped With A Tilt And Telescoping Steering Column (Rpo N37). In Rare Cases, Repeated Movement Of The Steering Column May Cause A Signal Interruption Within The Column. If This Occurs, The Message, “Service Active Handling System” Will Appear In The Driver Information Center, And One Or More Of The Brakes May Apply, Possibly Causing The Vehicle To Pull To The Right Or Left.
Consequence: If The Driver Does Not Respond To The Change In Vehicle Movement, A Crash Could Occur.
Remedy: GM Will Notify Owners And Dealers Will Repair The Vehicles Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Is Expected To Begin On Or About April 30, 2010. Owners May Contact Chevrolet At 1-800-630-2438 And Gmc At 1-866-996-9463 Or At The Owner Center At www.gmownercenter.com.
Notes: Gm’s Recall Campaign Number Is N100118. Owners May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (Tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To www.safercar.gov.


2005 Corvette Service Bulletins

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Service Bulletins 3225

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3225
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10011626
Component: Electrical System
Summary: Programming Procedure For The Remote Control Door Lock Receiver. *eh

Service Bulletins 3170e

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3170e
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10019186
Component: Interior Lighting
Summary: Ipc, Interior Lights And/or Headlamps Flicker. *ak Fb2

Service Bulletins 3441

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3441
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10014950
Component: Equipment:other:owners/service/other Manual
Summary: Floor Mat Rear Compartment Divider Retainers. *eh

Service Bulletins 3199

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3199
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10010635
Component: Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System
Summary: Information On Low Coolant Message. *tt

Service Bulletins 3173

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3173
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10010557
Component: Structure:body
Summary: Water Leak On Drivers Floor. *eh

Service Bulletins 3537a

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3537a
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10019191
Component: Electrical System
Summary: Drivers Information Center Switches Inoperative. *tt

Service Bulletins 3060

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2005
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3060
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10009370
Component: Power Train:automatic Transmission
Summary: The Engine Does Not Stall When Performing A P1870 Diagnostic Test With The Tech 2 Scan Tool Or When Commanding The Torque Converter Clutch Enable Solenoid On Applications That Do Not Have The P1870 Diagnostic Test Listed. 4l60e Or 4l65e Transmissions.

See full 2005 C6 Corvette – Service Bulletins


2005 Corvette Common Issues

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2005 Corvette Maintenance Schedule

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Source Material:

  1. The Pocket Book of the Corvette: The Definitive Guide to the All American Sports Car – Copyright 2003, Barnes & Noble
  2. CORVETTE: Sports Car Superstar – Copyright 2005, PIL – Publications International, Ltd.
  3. Corvette Black Book – Copyright 2009, Michael Bruce Associates, Inc.
  4. The Complete Book of Corvette, Every Model Since 1953 – Copyright 2005, Mike Mueller – MBI Publishing

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