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MALLETT 396 JOINS 435 FOR 1999
Berea, OH—Mallett Cars, LTD. recently introduced their 1999 product line for the C5 Corvette, including a revised Mallett 435 and the all-new 1999 Mallett 396. Intended to make a complete, tuner-package Corvette C5 accessible to more people, the Mallett 396 offers all of the hand-built Mallett Cars extras at an especially affordable price. The 396 will also be used to showcase several of Mallett’s newest performance parts for the C5, including 2-piece 18 inch wheels, a new stainless steel exhaust system, and the first aftermarket intake manifold developed exclusively for the LS-1 engine.
"The 396 is for the enthusiast looking for a unique car and who
appreciates the collectability of a limited-edition piece, but doesn’t
necessarily need a 195 mph double-throwdown supercar," said Chuck
Mallett, president of Mallett Cars, LTD. "We’ve had so many
customers essentially build their own versions of the 396 using our
catalog that we thought a complete package would be a popular
alternative to buying separate components. For about the same money, you’re
getting something special and unique, not just a Corvette with somebody’s
off-the-shelf parts thrown at it."
The 1999 Mallett 435 has also undergone some evolutionary changes and has added some new options to its build sheet. The biggest news for the 435 is the addition of the new intake manifold, which is expected to bring 20+ horsepower to the 435’s dyno sheets, and further improve its class-leading performance. New options for 1999 include super lightweight F1-style carbon-fiber brakes, and a no-cost option for 18-inch wheels and Goodyear F1 Fiorano tires in place of the standard-issue 17-inch Goodyear ZR-S rubber.
The 1999 Mallett 396 package price begins at $15,900.00, meaning that it’s possible to get into an authentic Mallett Corvette for well under $60,000.00. "Hopefully, this will allow more people to roll the 396 conversion cost into their new Corvette loans, and still keep the payment at a comfortable level," Chuck Mallett said. The 1999 435 package remains at its 1998 price level of $33,000.00 plus options.
MALLETT CARS, LTD.
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