2006 C6 Corvette

2006 Corvette Overview

While the 2006 Corvette base coupe and convertible were virtually unchanged from the previous model year, the C6’s sophomore year promised to propel the emerging supercar to even higher levels of power and performance.  The introduction of the C6 in 2005 had surpassed the expectations of even the most discriminating critics, and propelled the Corvette beyond any that had come before it.

An automotive reviewer for Car and Driver magazine summarized the C6 perfectly when he was quoted as saying, “it seems reasonable to say that we’re in the golden age of Corvette.”

Model: 2006 Corvette
Generation: C6 Corvette
Type: 2 Door Coupe/Convertible
Available Colors: Arctic White, LeMans Blue, Black, Velocity Yellow, Machine Silver, Sunset Orange, Victory Red, Monterey Red
Engine: 346 C.I. (6.0L) LS2 Engine (Coupe & Convertible), 427 C.I. (7.0L) LS7 Engine (Z06)
VIN: 1G1YY26UX65100001 – 1G1YY26E865133992
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Transmission, 6 Speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission
Original Price: $44,600.00 (Coupe), $52,335.00 (Convertible), $65,800.00 (Z06)
Units Produced: 34,021
Specs: 2006 Corvette Spec List
2005 Corvette Steering Wheel
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the 2006 Corvette was the introduction of a 3-spoke steering wheel (right) which replaced the 4 spoke steering wheel (left) of the 2005 Corvette.

That’s not to say there weren’t any changes to the Corvette platform. Airbag sensing technology was embedded in the driver and passenger seats, allowing activation of the airbags only in situations where the vehicle’s seats were actually occupied.

The installation of an XM radio, which had been a $325 option in 2005, was made standard for the 2006 model (with the exception of Corvettes equipped with RPO US8 – the base sound system available that year.)  A smaller, three-spoke steering wheel replaced the 2005’s four-spoke unit.

The steering wheel, which measured 9.4 inches (240 mm), provided drivers with a better hand grip and improved turn-in when driving through corners.  But all of these items were small changes. In fact, only two significant improvements would be made to the Corvette in 2006 – one that would affect the coupe and convertible platform, and one that would introduce a whole new vehicle to the Corvette family.

DID YOU KNOW: The 2006 Corvette Z06 Coupe included the all-new 505 horsepower, 427-cubic-inch small block V-8 engine which featured a racing-inspired dry-sump engine oiling system with titanium connecting rods, titanium intake valves and a 7000 RPM redline. Each of these engines were hand-built at General Motor’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan. It was opened in 2005 to begin building engines for the 2006 model year. The facility cost $10 million to create and was developed specifically to produce hand-built, high-performance engines.

The one major improvement that arrived for the 2006 Coupe and Convertible was the introduction of a six-speed automatic transmission to replace the earlier four-speed automatic transmission.  Electronically controlled by an internally-mounted, 32-bit processor, the optional six-speed automatic transmission included paddle shifters, which offered the driver the option of manually shifting the transmission while operating the car in “Sport” – one of two selectable transmission modes (the other being “Drive”). The 32-bit electronic “brain” of this new transmission also governed shifting and utilized smaller “steps” between each of the gears for improved smoothness over the old automatic transmission.  The additional gearing afforded Chevrolet with the ability to install a longer-striding 2.56:1 rear-axle ratio into the 2006 automatic models (with the manual models continued to feature the 3.42 gearing ratio.)

The introduction of the larger axle ratio was mainly to improve the Corvette’s fuel economy, though actual reports of how the change improved the car’s gas mileage were mixed.  The EPA highway test resulted in a 2 MPG (Miles Per Gallon) increase, but city driving actually resulted in a loss of 1 MPG.

The other major and most significant “improvement” to the Corvette was the return of the Z06 model in early 2006.

corvette z06
In addition to the coupe and convertible models, the 2006 Corvette introduced an all-new Z06 model. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

By 2005, the Z06 marquee had already gained credibility with Corvette fans.  When it emerged from the shadow of the Corvette FRC (Fixed Roof Coupe) in 2001, the Z06 (whose names can be traced back to the competition-prepared Stingrays of 1963) transformed the Corvette from just a sports car to something far greater – a car that could contend with the likes of Viper, Ferrari, and Porsche. Yet while the C5 had “paved the way” for a new, sixth-generation Corvette, fans of the Z06 couldn’t help but question whether or not GM would make the decision to build another “super” Corvette and, if they did, what form it would take?

The answer came in the third quarter of 2005, when Chevrolet took off the camouflage wrappings and revealed to the world the most powerful Corvette ever built up to that point in the car’s spirited history.

corvette c6r
The 2006 Z06 was developed from “lessons learned” on the C5.R Corvette Race Car during the 2004 24 Hours of LeMans. In turn, the C6.R Race Car was developed from the C6 Z06, demonstrating the direct link between GM’s Corvette Racing Program and Production Vehicle.

Corvette Chief Engineer Dave Hill and his team developed the new Z06 from lessons learned with the C5.R Corvette Race Car during the previous American Le Mans and 24 Hours of Le Mans racing season. Interestingly, the development of the C6 Z06 would also serve as a starting point for the creation of the C6.R, and would evolve in conjunction with the newest Corvette race car, demonstrating unequivocally the growing connection between the Corvette production vehicle and its race track counterpart.

C6 Z06 Chassis
The 2006 Z06 Corvette frame was developed to include a fixed roof panel for additional rigidity throughout the car. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

The new Z06 was based on the 2005 hatchback coupe, with a concentrated focus on taking the coupe’s design and improving its high-speed aerodynamic performance.  While the outward appearance of the car would strongly resemble the base coupe, the Z06 would receive some significant modifications to improve its overall structural strength.  To start, the Z06 was developed with a fixed roof panel that would improve the car’s rigidity over its “targa coupe” counterpart. Moreover, the C6 Uni-frame structure was re-engineered using aluminum, which would help offset the increased weight that the C6 Z06 would incur due to the absence of a notchback.

2006 Corvette
The 2006 Corvette Z06 (top) had an altered fascia, the nose air scoop, the deeper air dam and the larger, lower grille opening.

In additional to improved structural rigidity, the Z06 featured a number of other notable design cues that made the “super-Vette” readily identifiable for the base model coupe.  Up front, a slightly altered fascia was installed that included a cold-air scoop in the nose that fed cool, dense air into the intake.  In addition, the lower air dam was deeper, incorporating a larger lower grille opening and functional front splitter to aid in down force (to that end, a small rear spoiler was also fitted to the rear deck above the center high-mounted brake light.)

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The 2006 Z06 Corvette featured special “Z06 embroidery on the driver and passenger seat headrests.

The size of the front wheel openings was increased to accommodate a pair of Goodyear Eagle F1 P275/35R18 tires mated to a pair of five spoke 18 x 9.5 wheels.  The rear quarter panels received a pair of functional air scoops, located just behind the driver and passenger doors, which served as cooling ducts for the rear brakes. Much like the front fenders, the rear quarter panels included more pronounced flaring and larger wheel openings to house the even more impressive Goodyear Eagle F1 P325/30ZR19 tires, which were mated to a similar pair of five spoke wheels.

 

 

However, the rear wheels measured an impressive 19 x 12 inches, the largest rim/rubber configuration ever used on a Corvette up to that point. There tires, when mated to factory sponsored 12-inch wide rims, helped to give the car a look very similar to the C6.R race car.

2006 Z06 Corvette Tires
The 2006 Z06 Corvette featured Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The front tires were a pair of P275/35R18 while the rears were a pair of P325/30ZR19 (pictured).

Moving inward, the details that defined the Z06’s cockpit details were fewer, but included a two-tone color scheme, a slightly smaller steering wheel, and different seats with larger, non-adjustable side bolsters.  Like the coupe and convertible models, the Z06’s interior did come with a flourish of options that helped make it equally versatile on the road or the racetrack.

The Z06 featured heated leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a premium Bose sounds system with a six-disc CD changer, satellite navigation, GM’s OnStar tracking/assistance feature, and an XM satellite radio system.  In some instances, the base model coupe actually featured options that the Z06 did not.

Gone from the Z06 interior were power controls for the passenger seat, and less sound deadening material.  The latter of these items was intended to help in the reduction of the Z06’s overall weight as well as to provide drivers a more robust exhaust rumble inside the car – a quality that consumers of this type of car had come to expect.

In an interview with the editors of Consumer Guide, Dave Hill said (regarding the weight reducing processes used in the development of the 2006 Z06), “It’s like a whole different car.  It was an extremely large stretch to take 136 pounds out of something that only weighted about 350 (pounds) to begin with – a revolutionary improvement.”  In total, the 2006 Z06 Corvette would weigh 3,130lbs, which proved to be 49 pounds lighter than the base model coupe.

If the car’s appearance was impressive to would-be consumers, the powertrain beneath the hood would be downright stunning.  For 2006, the Z06 Corvette received a big, new V-8 engine.  Carrying the official designation “LS7”, the new 427 cubic inch engine was designed to function like the big-blocks of the past.

C6 Z06 Enginer
The 7.0 Litre, 427 Cubic Inch Engine delivers 505 horsepower and 475 lb/ft of torque. (image courtesy of GM Media.)

The LS7 was manufactured by hand at the GM Powertrain’s brand new Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan.  It featured a unique block with thin pressed-in liners that allowed a larger bore-and stroke of 4.13×4.00 inches (104.8×101.6mm).  Its pistons were forged (not cast) and flat-topped for a high 11.0:1 engine compression ratio.

A forged-steel crankshaft with forged-steel main bearing caps worked connecting rods made of costly, lightweight titanium.  Titanium was also utilized in the intake valves (which replaced stainless steel), pushrods and all valve springs.

Additionally, the intakes grew to 2.2 inches across, while new 1.61-inch exhaust valves were lined/filled with sodium to aid in heat dissipation and durability.  The engine valve angles were narrowed from 15 to 12 degrees to provide optimal breathing, and the valve lift was increased to 0.591-inch.

A slow-restriction air filter was specified to feed a new intake manifold that included a 3.5-inch-wide throttle body assembly.  To provide smoother airflow through the manifold, all of its ports were CNC-machined to minimize any imperfections.

On the exhaust side of the engine, new hydroformed “four-into-one” headers were installed.  These headers fed back to a pair of large, three-inch exhaust pipes mounted aft of the engine on both sides of the car.  Each pair of these pipes fed into a “bi-modal” muffler system.  When the Z06 operates below 3,500RPM, a single pipe per side handles all of the exhaust flow.  This is done to reduce the amount of noise the car generates during normal driving conditions.  In turn, when the engine RPM exceeds 3,500, a vacuum-operated bypass engages and re-routes the gases through a second, nearly straight pipe for maximum power and minimum restriction.

RACING: The 2006 Corvette Racing Team of Oliver Gavin and Oliver Beretta capped Corvette’s 50th anniversary in international road racing by sweeping the American Le Mans Series manufacturers, drivers and team championships. Corvette’s first class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1956 was the first step onto the world stage that established Chevy’s sports car as a contender in top-level competition. Fifty years later, Corvette Racing began the year with a victory at the same 12 Hours of Sebring. In June of that same year, Corvette celebrated its fifth win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s greatest sports car race.

To ensure adequate and continuous lubrication of the LS7 engine during vehicle operation, a new, racing-inspired dry-sump oil system was introduced.  This oil system included an eight-quart reservoir.

While the specifications behind the Z06 engine sounded impressive enough, the real numbers were centered around how well the engine actually performed.  In its inaugural year, the LS7 engine delivered a staggering 505 brake horsepower at 6,200rpm, with a rev capacity of up to 7,100, making it one of the few pushrod engines of all time that could achieve such a high RPM, (according to Chevrolet.)  The LS7’s engine torque peaked out at 475 lb./ft. at 4,800rpm, though it produced an impressive 385 lb./ft. at just 1,600rpm.

As with all other Z06 models (save for the 2015 Z06 Stingray, which features an optional 8-speed automatic), the 2006 C6 Z06 version came equipped with a beefed-up six-speed manual transaxle.  Unlike the coupe and convertible models from the previous year, which offered both manual and automatic transmission options, the C6 Z06 would only be offered with a manual transmission.  In addition to the transmission, the Z06 also received an uprated clutch, half-shafts, U-joints and limited-slip differential.  Another of the race-car inspired touches that were to be included in the C6 Z06 centered around the introduction of a special transmission oil pump that sent fluid to the car’s main radiator, a secondary heat exchanger, before returning to the gearbox, where it could aid in cooling the differential oil, especially during more rigorous driving conditions.

In addition to its aluminum structure, the C6 Z06 found additional weight savings by utilizing a magnesium front engine cradle (one that replaced the aluminum cradles that were used on other Corvette models.) Additionally, the car’s floor boards were re-skinned with carbon fiber.  In addition to the floor boards, carbon fiber was also used to fabricate the front and rear fenders.

The Z06’s braking system featured larger, 14-inch front rotors and 13-inch rear rotors, all of which were cross-drilled for added cooling.  Larger-than-stock, one-piece calipers were mated to these rotors.  The front calipers featured a six-piston braking system while the rears included a four-piston system.  All of the calipers were painted bright “Corvette Red” which was a defining characteristic of the C6 Z06.

Interestingly, the suspension system for the Z06 remained mostly the same as the base model coupe, featuring independent short/long aluminum control arms and transverse leaf springs.  However, the Z06 suspension did feature different, higher rate springs, special mono-tube dampers and larger sway bars that worked in conjunction with the larger tires and wheels. The suspension system also featured an active handling system which allowed drivers to select various driving modes during vehicle operation.

Naturally, the Z06 came with a more-robust price-tag than the coupe or convertible models, but it also provided drivers an experience behind the wheel that was on-par with many of the premier sports cars from around the world.  The 2006 Z06 Corvette had a base price of $65,800.00 (excluding any available options) compared to the Corvette coupe’s base price of $44,600, a price difference of over $20,000.00.  Yet, despite the dramatic price increase, the Z06 accounted for 6,272 units (nearly 20% of all Corvette sales) in 2006.  By comparison, 16,598 coupes and 11,151 convertibles were sold that same year.

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2006 Corvette Specifications

2006 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 2006 Chevrolet Corvette
BODY STYLE: Two-door Coupe, Convertible, Z06 Coupe
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: Bowling Green, Kentucky
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN): 1G1YY26UX65100001 – 1G1YY26E865133992
VIN SUFFIX: ZKS: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HP, AUTOM TRANS
ZKH: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HP, MANUAL TRANS
ZKD: 427 CUBIC INCH, 505 HP, MANUAL TRANS
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 12568952: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HP
12560799: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HP (UNLIKELY USAGE)
12598723: 427 CUBIC INCH, 505 HP
HEAD NUMBER: 12564243: 364 CUBIC INCH, 400 HORSEPOWER
12578452: 427 CUBIC INCH, 505 HORSEPOWER

2006 Corvette Construction

Coupe & Convertible

  • 2-door hatchback coupe with removable roof; rear-wheel drive (Coupe and Convertible).
  • Composite body panels.
  • Hydroformed steel frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components.

Z06 Coupe:

  • Corvette Z06 is a fixed-roof hatchback coupe.
  • LS7 7.0L (427 Cubic-Inch) V-8 engine with 505 horsepower (377 kw) and 7000-rpm redline.
  • Dry sump engine oil system, oil cooler, power steering cooler, transmission cooler and axle cooler.
  • Front P275/35ZR18 and rear P325/30ZR19 extended mobility Eagle F1 Supercar tires.
  • Unique front fascia with upper inlet, specific grille, fenders, quarters and rear spoiler.
  • Aluminized stainless-steel, dual-mode 3-inch exhaust with 4-inch polished stainless steel tips.
  • Features an all-aluminum frame structure with magnesium engine cradle.
  • Carbon-fiber fenders and floor panels.
  • Special Ebony seats available with red or gray accents and Z06 embroidery.
  • Rear-mounted battery for improved weight distribution.
  • Six-piston high performance cross-drilled front brakes and 4-piston cross-drilled rear brakes.
  • Front splitter, front and rear wheel opening extensions.

New For 2006 Corvette Coupe & Convertible

  • 6-speed Paddle Shift automatic transmission available on Coupe and Convertible.
  • Three-spoke, 370 mm (9.4 in) diameter steering wheel.
  • Advanced dual-stage frontal air bags with GM Passenger Sensing System.
  • XM Satellite Radio included with Bose stereo (48 states).
  • Two exterior colors: Velocity Yellow Tintcoat and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat.
  • Titanium gray interior color.
  • Storm Gray convertible top color.

2006 Corvette Pricing & Options

CODE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
1YY07 Base Corvette Coupe 16,598 $44,600.00
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 11,151 $52,335.00
1YY87 Z06 Corvette 6,272 $65,800.00
2LT Equipment Group – Coupe 1,904 $1,495.00
2LZ Preferred Equipment Group – Z06 4,854 $2,900.00
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 10,953 $4,795.00
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible 9,972 $3,395.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) 3,726 $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (Coupe) 3,561 $750.00
CM7 Power Convertible Top (3LT Required) 8,537 $1,995.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control (Coupe/Convertible) 5,709 $1,695.00
MX0 Six-speed Paddle Automatic Transmission (Coupe/Convertible) 19,094 $1,250.00
Q44 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 279 $295.00
QG7 Polished Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 16,133 $1,295.00
QL9 Polished Aluminum WHeels (Z06) 3,449 $1,295.00
QX1 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 887 $295.00
QX3 Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 2,803 $1,995.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 1,172 $490.00
UE1 OnStar System (Coupe/Convertible, 3LT Required) 12,869 $695.00
U3U AM/FM CD, DVD, Nav XM ($3,340 with 1LZ) 17,474 $1,600.00
US9 AM/FM 6-CD, Bose, XM (with 1LZ, no-cost option with 3LT) 10,690 $1,740.00
Z51 Performance Package (Coupe/Convertible) 10,338 $1,695.00
19U LeMans Blue Exterior Paint 3,459 $300.00
45U Velocity Yellow Exterior Paint 4,122 $750.00
80U Monterey Red Exterior Paint 5,052 $750.00

2006 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Color Options & Quantities

CODE EXTERIOR COLORS COUPE CONV Z06 INTERIOR COLORS 
10 Arctic White 951 647 N/A Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
19 LeMans Blue 1,815 973 671 Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
41 Black 3,365 2,206 1,672 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
45 Velocity Yellow 1,540 1,118 1,464 Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
67 Machine Silver 2,370 1,636 978 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
71 Sunset Orange 930 517 282 Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
74 Victory Red 2,758 1,881 1,205 Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray
80 Monterey Red 2,879 2,173 N/A Red, Ebony, Cashmere, Titanium Gray

Interior Colors

023 Red
193 Ebony
313 Cashmere
843 Titanium Gray

Exterior Colors

2006 Corvette Colors

Interior Colors

2006 Corvette Colors Interior

Seats

2006 Corvette Seats

Wheels

2006 Corvette Wheels

2006 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

2006 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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2006 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)

2006 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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2006 Corvette Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

VIN Range & Meaning

VIN Range 1G1YY26UX65100001 – 1G1YY26E865133992
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
6 (Seventh Digit) Type of Restraint System.Type of Restraint System.  4 – Front, 6 – Front/Side
U/E (Eighth Digit) Type of Engine. U – LS2: V8, 6.0 Liter, Aluminum Engine, SFI  E – LS7: V8, 7.0 Liter, Aluminum Engine
X/8 (Ninth Digit) Check Digit (varies)
6 (Tenth Digit) The Model Year. 6 – 2006
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 133992. Early Z06 Corvettes (100001 thru 100162) had a Y engine code. Ending VIN (133992) did not match the total quantity of Corvettes built because 2006 production included 29 non-salable prototype builds. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

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 2006 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

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2006 Corvette Factory Options

CODE DESCRIPTION QUANTITY RETAIL PRICE
1YY07 Base Corvette Coupe 16,598 $44,600.00
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 11,151 $52,335.00
1YY87 Z06 Corvette 6,272 $65,800.00
2LT Equipment Group – Coupe 1,904 $1,495.00
2LZ Preferred Equipment Group – Z06 4,854 $2,900.00
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 10,953 $4,795.00
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible 9,972 $3,395.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (Coupe) 3,726 $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (Coupe) 3,561 $750.00
CM7 Power Convertible Top (3LT Required) 8,537 $1,995.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control (Coupe/Convertible) 5,709 $1,695.00
MX0 Six-speed Paddle Automatic Transmission (Coupe/Convertible) 19,094 $1,250.00
Q44 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 279 $295.00
QG7 Polished Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 16,133 $1,295.00
QL9 Polished Aluminum WHeels (Z06) 3,449 $1,295.00
QX1 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 887 $295.00
QX3 Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) 2,803 $1,995.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 1,172 $490.00
UE1 OnStar System (Coupe/Convertible, 3LT Required) 12,869 $695.00
U3U AM/FM CD, DVD, Nav XM ($3,340 with 1LZ) 17,474 $1,600.00
US9 AM/FM 6-CD, Bose, XM (with 1LZ, no-cost option with 3LT) 10,690 $1,740.00
Z51 Performance Package (Coupe/Convertible) 10,338 $1,695.00
19U LeMans Blue Exterior Paint 3,459 $300.00
45U Velocity Yellow Exterior Paint 4,122 $750.00
80U Monterey Red Exterior Paint 5,052 $750.00

Base Corvette Coupe (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 2006 Chevy Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 364 cubic inch (6.0L), 400 Horsepower V-8 engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with MP3, 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.
  • The base coupe was identified with the VIN designation – 1LT.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)

  • The base price of the 2006 Chevy Corvette Conv. without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 364 cubic inch (6.0L), 400 Horsepower V-8 engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, stereo CD with MP3, 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.
  • The base convertible was identified with VIN designation – 2LT.

Z06 Corvette (1YY87)

  • The base price of the 2006 Chevy Z06 Corvette without any optional equipment.
  • Included a 427 cubic-inch (7.0L) V8 engine mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
  • The Z06 engine (LS7) had the same 427 cubic-inch displacement as the legendary big-block 1966-1969 Corvettes, although the 2006’s LS7 was built from a small-block engine. Hand assembled at GM’s performance build center in Wixom, Michigan, the engine featured 4.125-inch cylinder bores in an aluminum block with pressed-in steel cylinder liners, titanium connecting rods and intake valves, an 8-quart dry-sump oiling system with remote reservoir, 11:1 compression, 7000-rpm redline, and 3.7 seconds, 0-60 mph times.
  • The Z06’s battery was moved from under the hood (as in the coupe) to aft of the rear wheels.
  • The Z06 returned for the 2006 model year (after being absent for the inaugural model year of the C6).
  • Based on the Corvette coupe, the Z06 had unique aluminum-frame architecture, magnesium-supported fixed roof panel, a magnesium engine cradle, and specific body panels and trim unique to the Z06.
  • The Z06 had a unique front fascia with a larger grille and cold air scoop. Fenders were wider and restyled. The front fenders and wheelhouses were made of carbon fiber. Similarly, carbon fiber sandwiched the balsa floor. The passenger power seat adjuster was not available in the Z06. The car’s sound deadening system was reduced and the rear power hatch pulldown was eliminated.
  • These later items were installed to aid in reducing the Z06’s curb weight to 3,132 lbs.
  • The Z06’s frame, which was supplied by Dana Corp, was 30% lighter than its steel counterpart.
  • Z06 included extended mobility (run-flat) Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, P275/35ZR18 front and P325/30ZR19 rear.
  • Z06 wheels, a specific 10-spoke design, were the same diameter as the base coupe and convertible models, but wider at 18×9.5 inch (front) and 19×12 inch (rear).
  • The base Z06 Corvette was identified with the VIN designation – 1LZ.

Equipment Group – Coupe (2LT)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2006 Corvette coupe.
  • The 2LT coupe included seat-mounted, side impact airbags, sport seats, a 6-way power passenger seat, cargo net and luggage shade.

Preferred Equipment Group – Z06 (2LZ)

  • Optional equipment group upgrade (bundled options) for the 2006 Z06 coupe.
  • The 2LZ option included seat-mounted, side impact airbags, power-telescopic steering, auto dimming mirrors, heated seats, optional AM/FM stereo with 6-CD player, Bose speakers and XM satellite radio, cargo net, luggage shade, memory package, compass, and homelink (garage door) transmitter.

Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe (3LT)

  • Optional uplevel equipment group (bundled options) for the 2006 coupe.
  • Included the heads up display, power-telescopic steering column, auto-dimming inside and outside mirrors, memory package, heated seats, optional AM/FM stereo with 6-CD player, Bose speakers and XM satellite radio, compass and homelink (garage door) transmitter.

Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible (3LT)

  • Optional uplevel equipment group for the 2006 convertible.
  • Included the heads up display, power-telescopic steering column, auto-dimming inside and outside mirrors, memory package, heated seats, optional AM/FM stereo with 6-CD player, Bose speakers and XM satellite radio, compass and homelink (garage door) transmitter.

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 (3LT Required) (CM7)

  • Optional drive assembly to automate Corvette’s convertible top.
  • 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 (Coupe/Convertible) (F55)

  • Was available with the coupe and convertible models. It was not available or Corvettes equipped with the Z51 performance option or on Z06 Corvettes.

Six-speed Paddle Automatic Transmission (Coupe/Conv.) (MXO)

  • Optional six-speed automatic transmission.
  • Electronically controlled by an internally-mounted, 32-bit processor, it permitted driver selection of two full automatic shifting modes, Drive and Sport, plus manual control in Sport mode through use of steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) (Q44)

  • Painted finish on 10-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • The Z06 wheels featured a specific 10-spoke design.
  • The wheels were the same diameter as the base coupe and convertible models, but wider at 18×9.5 inch (front) and 19×12 inch (rear).
  • Z06 included extended mobility (run-flat) Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, P275/35ZR18 front and P325/30ZR19 rear.

Polished Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) (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.

Polished Aluminum Wheels (Z06) (QL9)

  • Polished finish on 10-spoke aluminum factory wheels.
  • The Z06 wheels featured a specific 10-spoke design.
  • The wheels were the same diameter as the base coupe and convertible models, but wider at 18×9.5 inch (front) and 19×12 inch (rear).
  • Z06 included extended mobility (run-flat) Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, P275/35ZR18 front and P325/30ZR19 rear.

Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) (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.

Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coupe/Convertible) (QX3)

  • Chrome dipped 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 (Coupe/Convertible, 3LT Required) (UE1)
  • Subscription based communications, in-vehicle safety & security and driving directions system.
  • Included one year of free service.

AM/FM CD, DVD, Nav XM ($3,340 with 1LZ) (U3U)

  • Upgraded stereo system package that included DVD and navigation.
  • XM satellite radio was included in all but base (US8) sound systems.
  • XM’s antenna was mounted in the exterior rear view mirrors.
  • AM/FM 6-CD, Bose, XM (with 1LZ, no-cost option with 3LT) (US9)
  • Upgraded stereo system package.
  • XM satellite radio was included in all but base (US8) sound systems.
  • XM’s antenna was mounted in the exterior rear view mirrors.
  • Although this option was available at all trim levels, this option was included when the 3LT option was selected on the coupe or convertible models.

Performance Package (Coupe/Convertible) (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 Eagle F1 Supercar EMT tires, and specific 6-speed manual transmissions.
  • This option was also available with the automatic transmission, but unlike 2005, Z51 did not include a performance axle ratio when equipped with the automatic transmission.

LeMans Blue Exterior Paint (19U)

  • New blue paint color for the 2006 Corvette coupe, convertible and Z06 models.

Velocity Yellow Exterior Paint (45U)

  • New yellow paint color for the 2006 Corvette coupe, convertible and Z06 models.
  • Velocity Yellow replaced Millennium Yellow, and was available on late 2005 production Corvettes.

Monterey Red Exterior Paint (80U)

  • New red paint color for the 2006 Corvette coupe, convertible and Z06 models.
  • Monterey Red replaced Magnetic Red, and was available on late 2005 production Corvettes.

Notes

  • A red. white, and blue Z06 paced the 2006 Indianapolis 500. The car was driven by cyclist Lance Armstrong. One of the three pace cars built for the race was sold to private owner, Ed Fastook.
  • Front airbags employ passenger-sensing technology. A sensor in the passenger seat automatically disables the passenger-side airbag if no passenger (or a passenger under a predetermined weight) is detected.
  • A 3-spoke steering wheel replaced the 2005′ Corvette’s 4-spoke steering wheel. The 3-spoke wheel was 16mm (0.62-inch) smaller measured at the outside diameter.
  • Instrument trim panel colors were revised. Chrome was added to HVAC and non-navigation radio knobs. A new shift knob for automatics added aluminum trim.
  • The shift-to-reverse before shutdown with manual transmissions was eliminated for the 2006 model year.
  • A small GM badge was added to each rear fender.

2006 Corvette

2006 Corvette Recalls

Recall 04v525000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 2006
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: 2006
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: 2006
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: 2006
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: 2006
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.


2006 Corvette Service Bulletins

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Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2006
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 4159
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10020421
Component: Fuel System, Other
Summary: Revised Fuel Sender Values For The Chevrolet Corvette And Cadillac Xlr. *kb

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2006
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3134
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10017696
Component: Electrical System
Summary: Various Electrical Problems With A Cell Phone Charger Plugged In. *tt

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2006
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 4052
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10022794
Component: Power Train:automatic Transmission
Summary: 2-3 Upshift Slip Or Flare. *kb

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2006
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3430
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10014858
Component: Service Brakes, Hydraulic:antilock:control Unit/module
Summary: Anti-lock Braking System (Abs) Lamp On With A Diagnostic Trouble Code (Dtc) C0820 Set In The Electronic Brake Control Module (Ebcm). *tt

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2006
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3649
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10021082
Component: Power Train:automatic Transmission
Summary: Automatic Transmission, Busy Shifting, Mil Illuminated, Dtc P1751. *kb

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Year: 2006
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 3996
Date Of Bulletin:
Nhtsa Item Number: 10020911
Component: Engine And Engine Cooling:engine
Summary: No Movement Or Slipping Or Binding In Forward Range, Mil Illuminated, Dtc P0777 Or P2723. *kb

See full 2006 C6 Corvette – Service Bulletins


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2006 Corvette Owners User Manual

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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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