Cars & Bids Bargain of the Week: 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The Chevrolet Corvette has stood for attainable high performance long before it went mid-engine. That’s especially true of used Corvettes, which offer plenty of speed for not a lot of cash. Plus, you don’t even need a Z06 to have affordable fun in a ‘Vette. Instead, you can save some dough with something like this week’s Cars & Bids bargain: a 2008 C6 Corvette Convertible.

2008 gave the base C6 Corvette Convertible some sporty upgrades and a new LS3 V8 heart

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car | Ron McQueeney/General Motors via Getty Images
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Engine 6.2-liter ‘LS3’ V8
Horsepower 430 hp (standard)
436 hp (with dual-mode performance exhaust)
Torque 424 lb-ft (standard)
428 lb-ft (with dual-mode performance exhaust)
Transmissions Six-speed manual
Six-speed automatic
Curb weight 3300 lbs
0-60 mph time 4.3 seconds (automatic, Car and Driver)

The uncharitable might claim the C6 Corvette is merely an updated C5, but that’s not quite true. Although it evolved from the C5, the C6 gave Chevrolet’s sports car a significantly improved interior, some chassis and suspension upgrades, and a performance boost. But things really started cooking with the 2008 Corvette.

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