1998 COrvette

1998 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1998 Corvette research center.

1998 Corvette Factory Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
1YY07 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 19,235 $37,495.00
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 11,849 $44,425.00
AAB Memory Package 24,234 $150.00
AG2 Power Passenger Seat 28,575 $305.00
AQ9 Sport Seats 22,675 $625.00
B34 Floor Mats 30,592 $25.00
B84 Body Side Moldings 17,070 $75.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Blue Tint 5,640 $950.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels 6,957 $650.00
CJ2 Electronic Dual Zone Air Conditioning 26,572 $365.00
D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net 16,549 $50.00
F45 Selective Real Time Damping, electronic 8,374 $1,695.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio (automatic) 13,331 $100.00
JL4 Active Handling System 5,356 $500.00
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission 7,106 $815.00
NG1 Massachusetts/New York Emissions 2,701 $170.00
N73 Magnesium Wheels 1,425 $3,000.00
T96 Fog Lamps 29,310 $69.00
UN0 Delco Stereo System with CD 18,213 $100.00
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer 16,513 $600.00
V49 Front License Plate Frame 16,087 $15.00
YF5 California Emissions 3,111 $170.00
Z4Z Indy Pace Car Replica ($5,804 w/Manual Trans.) 1,163 $5,039.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package 4,249 $350.00
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YY07)
  • The base price of the 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 346 cubic inch, 345 horsepower, 5.7 liter engine (LS1), 4-speed automatic transmission, removable body-color roof panel, a Delco stereo system with cassette, and leather seats were included in the base price.
  • The rear transaxle combined a GM-built, electronically-controlled four-speed automatic transmission with a limited-slip axle built by Getrag.
  • A second-gear select mode was added to automatic transmissions to limit wheel spin on slippery surfaces.
Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)
  • The base price of the 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible without optional equipment.
  • A 346 cubic inch, 345 horsepower, 5.7 liter engine (LS1), 4-speed automatic transmission, a retractable soft top, a Delco stereo system with cassette, and leather seats were included in the base price.
  • The rear transaxle combined a GM-built, electronically-controlled four-speed automatic transmission with a limited-slip axle built by Getrag.
  • A second-gear select mode was added to automatic transmissions to limit wheel spin on slippery surfaces.
Memory Package (AAB)
  • Periphery devices memory package.
  • This option “remembered” outside-rear-view-mirror, radio, heater-vent air conditioning control, and power driver seat settings.
  • This option required dual zone air conditioning (RPO CJ2).
Power Passenger Seat (AG2)
  • Optional, six-way, adjustable passenger seat.
Sports Seats (AQ9)
  • Special sport seats that featured inflatable lumbar support and power-adjusted side bolsters.
  • The sports seats were a new design in 1997 and carried over to the 1998 model as well.  They were developed by the Lear Corporation.
  • The sports seat option also required the power passenger seat (AG2) option.
Floor Mats (B34)
  • Color matching, carpeted, driver’s and passenger’s floor mats.
Body Side Moldings (B84)
  • Plastic adhesive moldings that ran from the bodyside coves to the end of the door.
  • These moldings had two pieces per side (one mounting ahead of the door to the front fender, the other mounting directly to the driver and passenger doors respectively), and their thickness tapered from front to rear.
Removable Roof Panel, Blue Tint (CC3)
  • Single piece, transparent, removable glass roof top with blue tint.
Dual Removable Roof Panels (C2L)
  • Single piece removable roof top panels – one painted, one tinted glass.
  • The color on the painted panel exactly matched the body color of the car.  The glass panel was tinted blue but remained otherwise transparent, providing the driver with an open feel in the cockpit, even when the panel was in place.
Dual Zone Air Conditioning (CJ2)
  • Separate, zone-control, driver’s and passenger’s side A/C thermostats.
  • This option was required when ordering the Memory Package (RPO AAB).
Luggage Shade and Parcel Net (D42)
  • A thin, fabric cover used to shield the luggage area from exposure.
  • This thin fabric cover attached to the rear hatchback.  If not desired, it could be stored in a separate storage bag (which was included with the Corvette.)
Selective Real Time Damping, electronic (F45)
  • Electronic ride control system which adjusted ride to existing conditions.
  • Included a driver-adjustable ride control system.
  • This option was not available on Corvettes that were ordered with the Performance Handling Package (PRO Z51).
Performance Axle (3.15 Ratio (Automatic)) (G92)
  • Optional performance axle ratio of 3.15:1 with automatic transmission.
  • The standard automatic transmission featured an axle ratio of 2.73:1.  By comparison, the standard transmission model featured a 3.42:1 axle ratio.
  • For the entire model year, the axle ratio distribution is: 10,562 Corvettes equipped with axle ratio 2.73:1, 13,415 Corvettes equipped with axle ratio 3.15:1, and 7,106 Corvettes equipped with axle ratio 3.42:1.
Active Handling System (JL4)
  • Automated handling control system.
  • This option was introduced mid-model year and provided additional control in slippery conditions or in extreme handling conditions.
  • The Active Handling System compensated for oversteer or understeer by automatically engaging the vehicle brakes in tandem or to individual wheels as needed.  Throttle control was not affected.
5.7 Liter, 345 Horsepower Engine (LS7)
  • Standard (and only available) powerplant from the 1998 C5 Corvette.
  • The LS1 was built by General Motors engine plant in Romulus, Michigan.  By comparison, most previous small block V-8 engines had been built in Flint, Michigan.
  • Output was 345hp at 5,600 rpm, torque was at 350lbs-ft at 4,400 rpm’s and redline was achieved at 6,000rpm.
  • Had the same 4.4″ bore spacing that the same displacement (345 cubic inches) as the 350 cubic inch engine family it replaced,  but otherwise was new (and state-of-the-art) in pushrod V-8 design.
  • The LS1’s composite intake manifold saved weight and improved air flow.
  • The aluminum valve covers had separate ignition coils mounted in close proximity to each sparkplug.  Spark timing/firing signals were sent by crankshaft and camshaft sensors.
  • The block was closed-deck aluminum alloy with cast-in cylinder liners.
  • The block had a deep skirt that extended beyond the main bearing caps.
  • Four bolt-mains were also cross-bolted to the block for stability.
  • The shallow-cast aluminum oil pan had side reservoirs and was a structural member of the engine.
  • An LS1 engine was 44 lbs lighter than the 1996 LT4 engine.
  • Dual knock sensors were mounted underneath the intake manifold.
  • The engine firing order was revised from 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 to 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3.
6-Speed Manual Transmission (MN6)
  • An optional, no-cost, 6-speed manual transmission.
  • The rear transaxle combined a Borg-Warner six-speed manual transmission (utilizing a Computer-Aided Gear Selection (CAGS)) with a limited-slip axle built by Getrag.
Massachusetts/New York Emissions (NG1)
  • Specialized configuration of the emissions system to meet state requirements.
Magnesium Wheels (N73)
  • Optional magnesium wheel package replacing the standard polished aluminum wheels.
  • This option was limited mainly to exports, with only 233 sets sold domestically.
Fog Lamps (T96)
  • Optional fog lamps installed in the front radiator air inlets on the front bumper of the C5 Corvette.
Delco Stereo System with CD (UN0)
  • An upgrade from the standard Delco Stereo which featured a compact disc player.
Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer (U1S)
  • Remote 12-disc CD player/disc changer (installed in rear storage compartment.
  • This option could be ordered either with the standard Delco Stereo with cassette, or the optional Delco Stereo with CD player (RPO UN0).
Front License Plate Frame (V49)
  • A “U” shaped plastic frame on the front bumper that a second license plate could slip into.
  • This was an appearance item only, and was not required for mounting a front license plate to the C5 Corvette.
California Emissions (YF5)
  • Specialized configuration of the emissions system to meet state requirements.
Indy Pace Car Replica ($5,804 w/Manual Trans.) (Z4Z)
  • Body package replicating the 1998 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.
  • The Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica package included the Pace Car Purple exterior with black and yellow interior, a black convertible top, yellow-painted stock wheels, and special accents.
  • Each of these special edition Corvettes came fully equipped, and the only available options that could be ordered in addition to this package included the front license plate frame (RPO V49), a 12-disc CD changer (RPO U1S), body-side moldings (RPO B84), and magnesium wheels (RPO N73).
  • Total sales with this option included 616 with automatic transmissions and 547 with manual transmissions.
Performance Handling Package (Z51)
  • Upgraded suspension system for better performance and handling.
  • This option included stiffer springs and stabilizer bars.
  • It required the Performance Axle Ratio (RPO G92) with automatic transmission.
  • It was not made available on vehicles equipped with Selective Real Time Dampening (RPO F45).
Notes:
  • After a one year absence, the convertible option was again made available for the 1998 Corvette.  The 1998 Convertible weighed 116 pounds less than the 1996 model convertible, but was more than four times stiffer torsionally.
  • For the first time since 1962, a separate trunk with outside access returned in 1998.  It was a standard feature of the convertible body style; coupes continued to feature a hatchback design as before.   The convertible’s storage space was just more than half that of the Corvette coupe (13.9 cubic feet in the convertible versus 24.8 cubic feet in the coupe.)  Still, the convertible storage space was larger than any competing two-seater convertibles, and twice  the space of the previous generation C4 convertible storage space.  Even with the top folded down, the available storage space equalled 11.1 cubic feet, which provided enough space for two golf bags.
  • The coefficient of drag was .33 for convertibles with the top up (as compared to .29 for coupes.)
  • Noise reduction improvements included a revised accessory drive tensioner, removal of the alternator rear brace to eliminate high RPM whine, and clips to better hold window glass to seals during high speed driving conditions.    A quieter fuel pump was also introduced after the start of the 1998 production run.
  • The transmission cooler was changed from copper-nickel to stainless steel.
  • The multi-piece cooling fan shroud was replaced by a one-piece unit.
  • For non-Pace car models, all exterior colors carried over, and two new exterior colors were added for 1998: Light Pewter Metallic and Medium Purple Pearl Metallic.  Light Oak became the fourth interior color choice, added to 1997’s Black, Light Grey, and Red.  Convertible top color choices included Light Oak and Black Cloth, and White Vinyl, all with black liners.
  • Many of the top automotive media publications praised the 1998 Corvette, voting it North American Car of the Year in January at the 1998 North American Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.  (Reported in Auto Week, January 12, 1998)

1998 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Color Options & Quantities

CODE EXTERIOR COLOR OPTIONS COUPE CONV TOTAL INTERIOR COLOR OPTIONS
10 Arctic White 2,074 1,272 3,346 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak, Red
11 Light Pewter Metallic 2,103 1,173 3,276
Black, Light Grey, Red
13 Sebring Silver Metallic 3,223 1,414 4,637 Black, Light Grey, Red
21 Pace Car Purple N/A 1,163 1,163 Yellow
23 Nassau Blue Metallic 777 321 1,098 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak
28 Navy Blue Metallic 12 2 14 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak
41 Black 4,080 2,517 6,597 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak, Red
53 Light Carmine Red Metallic 1,037 530 1,567 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak, Red
58 Aztech Gold 12 3 15 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak
70 Torch Red 5,535 3,232 8,767 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak
87 Fairway Green Metallic 153 70 223 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak
95 Medium Purple Pearl Metallic 229 152 381 Black, Light Grey, Light Oak

Convertible Top Colors & Quantities

CODE COLOR TOTAL
16T White 843
41T Black 8.630
67T Light Oak 2,376

Exterior Colors

1998 Corvette Colors

Interior Colors

1998 Corvette Colors Interior

Seats

1998 Corvette Seats

Wheels

1998 Corvette Wheels