A 1998 Corvette, similar to the one being given away this year's Corvettes at CarlisleEnlarge Photo
In the past few months, we’ve told you about giveaways at Carlisle events ranging from a vintage Fiat X1/9
to a classic Chevy 409 V-8 or a 5.7-liter Chrysler Hemi V-8
. In keeping with tradition, Carlisle will again partner with www.AllVette.net to give away a Corvette at the 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle event
This year, the Corvette up for grabs is a 1998 coupe with a mere 24,000 miles on the clock. Outside, the car wears Sebring Silver Metallic paint, while inside the seats are covered in black leather. A removable targa top, sprayed in Sebring Silver, will allow the ‘Vette’s next owner to enjoy semi-topless motoring in good weather.
The 1998 C5 Corvette coupe came with a 5.7-liter V-8, good for some 345 horsepower in stock trim. The car being given away is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, which we much prefer to the optional four-speed automatic.
AllVette lists the car in “as new” condition, and it originally carried a window sticker of $43,019. Just in case winning the car isn’t enough to put a smile on your face, AllVette will bundle in a 90 day, 5,000 mile powertrain warranty, too, although the LS1 engine probably won't need it.
As with the other Carlisle giveaways, the winner need not be present to claim the prize. For more details on how you can put a near-classic Corvette in your own garage, head on over to the Carlisle Events website