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When looking to buy a used Chevrolet Corvette, there are many things that you should be aware of. Corvette's were first designed and produced in 1953, and helped start the muscle car movement. It was way ahead of its time when it was introduced. When it was released in the 1960s, the makers actually did not want them to be considered street legal since they were so powerful. Some of the classic 1960s models came with 500 plus horsepower and were very popular. The Corvette has always been a coupe, or a convertible. If you are looking for a used Chevrolet Corvette for sale, your best bet would be looking for models that are from the 1980s and on. This is because the earlier ones are classified as classic cars and command huge amounts of money. The models that are 20 years old or newer are still great cars with lots of power. In 1986, the first convertible in a decade was made for the Corvette. Many of the Corvette's from this time boasted of engines ranging from 300 to 500 horsepower. The C5 generation, from 1997 to 2004 is your absolute best bet at finding a used Corvette. These models came both as a hardtop and a convertible. The engines were nearly the same as previous models horsepower-wise, but the design upgrades are evident. The newest used cars from the 2000s is where the real power started with engines of 6 and 7 liters and 500 plus horsepower. Check out CarsDirect for listings of used Corvette's in your area.
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