1997 Corvette C5

The C5 (Fifth Generation) Corvette was scheduled for release in 1993, but internal problems with GM, productions delays, and financial problems delayed it's introduction until January of 1997. The result is a Corvette most call the best ever. The 1997 is the first totally new Corvette in history, even the 1953 used parts intended for other automobiles. This Corvette has a totally new frame, engine, and rear mounted transmission (a Corvette first). This combination provides near equal weight distribution (51.4/48.6) with the automatic transmission. Wheel size is 17 x 8.5 front, and 18 x 9.5 rear. Top speed is 172 MPH

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1997 Options:

Code

Description

MSRP

Quantity

Percent Of Build

1YY07

Base Corvette Sport Coupe

$37,495

9752 *

100

AAB

Memory Package

150

6186

63.4

AG2

Power Passenger Seat

305

8951

91.8

AQ9

Sport Seats

625

6711

68.8

B34

Floor Mats

25

9371

96.1

B84

Body Side Moldings

75

4366

44.8

CC3

Removable Roof Panel Blue Tint

650

7213

74

CF7

Base Roof

-

2078

21.3

C2L

Dual Removable Roof Panels

950

416

4.7

CJ2

Dual Zone Air Conditioning

365

7999

82

C60

Manual A/C

-

1753

18

CV3

Mexico

-

46

.5

D42

Security Shade

50

8315

85.3

EXP

Export

426

4.4

FE1

Base Suspension

-

8675

89

FE3

Sport Suspension (Included With Z51)

-

1077

11

FE9

Federal Emissions

-

8929

92.5

F45

Selective Real Time Damping, Electronic

1695

3094

37.1

G92

Performance Axle Ratio - 3.15:1

100

2739

28.1
GU2 Std. Axle Ratio 2.73:1 MXO Auto - 4204 43.1
GU6 Std. Axle Ratio 3.42:1 Six Speed - 2809 28.8

LS1

Std. 5.7 Liter SFI Aluminum V8

- 9752

100

MN6

Six Speed Manual Transmission

815

2809

28.8

MX0

M30-Automatic Transmission

-

6943

71.2

NG1

Massachusetts/New York Emissions

170

677

6.9

QD4

Standard Factory Aluminum Wheels

-

9752

100

R8C

NCM Customer Pickup

-

9

.1

T96

Fog Lamps

69

8829

90.5

UN0

Stereo System Delco-Bose with CD

100

6282

64.4

U1S

Remote Compact Disk Changer

600

4496

46.1

V49

Front License Plate Frame

15

2258

23.2

XGG

Front Tire - P245/45ZR17 BW SBR

- 9752 100
YGH Rear Tire - P275/40ZR18 BW SBR - 9752 100

YF5

California Emissions

170

885

9.1

Z49

Canadian Options

-

325

2.4

Z51

Performance Handling Package*

350

1077

11

* Of the 1077 Z51 Optioned 1997 C5's, 629 had RPO MN6 Six Speed Manual,
and 448 were equiped with RPO M30 the Automatic Transmission

*45 Cars were built and counted, but not sold.

VIN Numbers: 1G1YY22G1V5100001 through 1G1YY22G1V5109707
The 9th Digit is a check code, and varies.
The 8th Digit is the Engine Code (G=345.69ci 345hp LS1)

 

Suffix LS1 Engine

ZYC: 345.69ci 345hp AT ZYD: 350ci 345hp MT

Block Number: 12550592

Head: 10215339

MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans.

Base Engine: LS1- Displacement 5.665 liters or 345.69 cubic inches, V8 345hp - Four Speed Automatic Standard

Colors:

Code Exterior Wheels Interior
10U Arctic White Alloy B-Lg-R
13U Sebring Silver Metallic Alloy B-Lg-R
23U Nassau Blue Metallic Alloy B-Lg-R
41U Black Alloy B-Lg-R
53U Light Carmine Red Metallic Alloy B-Lg
70U Torch Red Alloy B-Lg-R
87U Fairway Green Metallic Alloy B-Lg-R

Abbreviations: B=Black, Lg=Light Gray, R-Firethorn Red

Interior Codes: 193=Black 923=Light Gray 943=Firethorn Red

Interior-exterior color combinations are recommended, but any color combination could be ordered.

1997 Model Year Build Statistics

Total Build - 9752

Option Number

Color

Quantity

% of Total Build

Exterior Colors

10U

Arctic White

1341

13.7

13U

Sliver

2164

22.2

23U

Nassau Blue Metallic

292

3

41U

Black

2393

24.5

53U

Light Carmine Red Metallic

381

3.9

70U

Torch Red

3026

31

87U

Fairway Green

155

1.6

Interior Colors

19 I

Black

6481

66.5

92 I

Pewter Interior

2543

26.1

94 I

Firethorn Red Interior

728

7.5

 


 

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