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The 1999 Chevrolet Corvette

1999 Red Glass Top Corvette Coupe

The new Fixed Roof Coupe (FRC) model was introduced this year. It was originally intended as a lower cost, lightweight racer. It ended up being only slightly less expensive than the coupe although it includes more options. The FRC includes the Z51 handling package and the 6-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A new optional Heads Up Display (HUD) allows drivers to view vital instruments including speedometer, tachometer and a selected gauge without taking their eyes off the road. The HUD was not available in the FRC. The HUD is adjustable so that drivers of any height can see the display, the gauge that is displayed is also selectable. Also optional on the 99 Vette was Twilight Sentinal, this feature turns on the headlights when the vehicle detects that it is in the dark. Again option is the Active Handling System (AHS) which monitors the car for slides and applies brakes on single wheels to keep the car straight. Competition mode is also included with the AHS option.

Production Options and Build Statistics

Total 1999 Corvettes Built - 33,270

Total 1999 Coupes - 18,078
Total 1999 Convertibles - 11,161
Total 1999 Fixed_Roof_Coupes - 4,031

Serial Numbers
Coupe1G1YY12GxX5100001 - 1G1YY12GxX5133283
Convertible1G1YY22GxX5100001 - 1G1YY22GxX5133283
Fixed_Roof_Coupe1G1YY32GxX5100001 - 1G1YY32GxX5133283

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the lower edge of driver's side windshield.

VIN (Serial) Number Decoder

11US built
2GGeneral Motors Product
31Chevrolet Motor Division Vehicle
61 or 2 or 3Body style number
1 = Two-door fixed-roof hardtop
2 = Two-door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
3 = Two-door convertible GM body style 67
72 or 42=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
4=Active manual belts with frontal and side-impact driver and front passenger inflatable restraint system
8GLS1 5.7-liter (346 cu. in) Sequential multiport-fuel-injection (SFI) V8
9?A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10XThe model year X=1999
115Bowling Green, Kentucky
12-17100001 and upProduction Sequence

Engine Serial Number Decoder

1999 Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block after the engine number. The date code the engine was manufactured was also cast into the block. The engine serial number includes a production sequence number starting with 0001001 and one of the suffixes below.

CodeEngineHorsepowerCompressionTransmissionFuel Supply
ZAALT1 350-cid345-hp V-810.1:1AutomaticMulti-Port Injection
ZABLT4 350-cid345-hp V-810.1:1ManualMulti-Port Injection

Production Options

1YY07Base Coupe$39,171.00 18,078 54.3%
1YY67Base Convertible$45,579.00 11,161 33.5%
1YY37Base Hardtop$38,777.00 4,031 12.1%
1SAOption Package 1N/A N/A N/A
1SBOption Package 2N/A N/A N/A
AABMemory Package(coupe and convert., RPO CJ2 req.)$150.00 23,829 71.6%
AG1Power 6-Way Driver Seat(Hardtop Only)$305.00 3,716 11.2%
AG2Power Passenger SeatN/A N/A N/A
AK5Inflatable Restraint System, Front Seat, Driver and PassengerN/A N/A N/A
AX4Conversion, Seat Belt, European ExportN/A N/A N/A
AP9Parcel Net(Hardtop Only)$15.00 2,738 8.2%
AQ9Sport Seats(coupe and convert.)$625.00 24,573 73.9%
B34Floor Mats$25.00 32,706 98.3%
B4HAdjusted soundcontrole (special for Export)N/A N/A N/A
B84Body Side Moldings$75.00 19,348 58.2%
BAGLoose Parts Bag, ExportN/A N/A N/A
BGRMade in Bowling GreenN/A N/A N/A
C2LDual Roof Package**$950.00 6,307 19.0%
CC3Blue Transparent Roof Panel$650.00 5,235 15.7%
CF7Removable Roof Panel, Nontransparent (Coupe)N/A N/A N/A
CJ2Dual Zone Climate Control$365.00 25,672 77.2%
CT3Germany (Export)N/A N/A N/A
DL8LH/RH Heated Sport MirrorsN/A N/A N/A
D42Luggage Shade and Parcel Net(coupe)$50.00 18,058 54.3%
EXPExport model for European marketN/A N/A N/A
F45Selective Real Time Damping(not avail w/hardtop)$1,695.00 7,515 22.6%
FE1Suspension System, Soft RideN/A N/A N/A
G90Axle, Rear, 3.15 RatioN/A N/A N/A
G92Perf. Axle Ratio(3.15 for Auto. Trans.)$100.00 14,525 43.7%
IL3Trim, Interior Design (Trim, Interior Design(L3) (Base w/AQ9))N/A N/A N/A
JL4Active Handling System$500.00 20,174 60.6%
JL9Brake System, Power & ABS Front & RearN/A N/A N/A
K29Module, Powertrain Control (Non-OBD II, Unleaded)N/A N/A N/A
K63Generator 110 AmpN/A N/A N/A
LS1Std. 5.7L SFI Aluminum V8 Engine$0.00 N/A N/A
M30Transmission, Automatic, 4-speed, 4L60-E, ElectronicN/A N/A N/A
MAEMarkting Area EuropaN/A N/A N/A
MN66-speed Manual($0 - w/1YY37)$825.00 13,729 41.3%
MXOMerchandised Transmission, Automatic O/D ProvisionsN/A N/A N/A
MA7Emission System, European ExportN/A N/A N/A
N37Steering Column, Power Telescope Manual Tilt(coupe and convert.)$350.00 16,847 50.6%
N73Sport Magnesium Wheels$3,000.00 2,029 6.1%
NK4Steering Wheel in Sport LeatherN/A N/A N/A
NP7Steering Column, EEC Approved ExportN/A N/A N/A
QF3Wheels, 17x8.5 Front + 18.0x9.5 Rear Aluminum, w/ Special Offset ExportN/A N/A N/A
R7KControl Sales Item 36 Processing OptionN/A N/A N/A
R8CMuseum Delivery PackageN/A N/A N/A
RPARear Parking AssistN/A N/A N/A
T62Light, Daytime Running - DeleteN/A N/A N/A
T82Twilight Sentinel(coupe/conv. only)$60.00 18,895 56.8%
T84Headlamps, RH Rule of RoadN/A N/A N/A
T89Lamps, Tail, Stop & Turn, ExportN/A N/A N/A
T90Lamps, Signaling & Marker, FrontN/A N/A N/A
T96Fog Lamps(coupe/conv. only)$69.00 28,546 85.8%
TR9Lighting Package(hardtop only)$95.00 3,037 9.1%
U19Speedometer, Int. Kilometer & Miles, Kilometer OdometerN/A N/A N/A
U1SRemote Compact 12-Disc Changer$600.00 16,997 51.1%
U52Cluster, Inst. Electronic Dashboard InstrumentationN/A N/A N/A
UL0Radio, AM/FM Stereo, Cassette (Base Radio MY1997 - MY2001)N/A N/A N/A
UL2Radiofrequentie EuropeanN/A N/A N/A
UN0Delco Bose Stereo System w/ CD$100.00 24,696 74.2%
UV6Head Up Display$375.00 19,034 57.2%
UV7Windshield AntennaN/A N/A N/A
UZ6Bose Speaker & Amplifer(Hardtop Only)$820.00 3,348 10.1%
V49Front License Plate Frame$15.00 17,742 53.3%
V76Tow HooksN/A N/A N/A
V78Vehicle Statement, DeleteN/A N/A N/A
VC5Shipping Label, Except US, US Possessions or JapanN/A N/A N/A
VD1Provision Options, EuropeN/A N/A N/A
VG1Protector, Transit Coating, UnderhoodN/A N/A N/A
VG9Protector, Transit Coating, Exterior BodyN/A N/A N/A
VH5Plate,Vehicle IdentificationN/A N/A N/A
VL4License Plate Mounting Package, Front, EEC ExportN/A N/A N/A
UV7Windshield AntennaN/A N/A N/A
XGGTire, Front, P245/45ZR17 BW TL SBR HW4, EMTN/A N/A N/A
YF5California Emissions$170.00 3,336 10.0%
YGHTire, Rear, P275/40ZR18 BW TL SBR HW4, EMTN/A N/A N/A
Z51Perf. Handling Pkg.$350.00 10,244 30.8%
86UMagnetic Red Metallic Paint(coupe/conv. only)$500.00 2,733 8.2%

Color Options for 1999

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Other combinations could be ordered.
Interior Color
WA #
10UArctic White$0.00B-LG-LO-RWA-9567 2,756 8.3%
11ULight Pewter Metallic$0.00B-LG-RWA-382E 6,164 18.5%
144Sebring Silver Metallic$0.00B-LG-RN/A 3,510 10.6%
244Nassau Blue Metallic$0.00B-LG-LOWA-413G 1,034 3.1%
28UNavy Blue Metallic$0.00B-LG-LON/A 1,439 4.3%
41UBlack$0.00B-LG-LO-RWA-8555 7,235 21.7%
70UTorch Red$0.00B-LG-LOWA-9075 8,361 25.1%
86UMagnetic Red-II Clear Coat$0.00B-LG-LON/A 2,733 8.2%
Color Codes: B=Black, LG=Light Gray, LO=Light Oak, R=Firethorn Red

Interior Colors

193Black$0.00 N/A N/A
673Light Oak$0.00 N/A N/A
923Light Gray$0.00 3,128 9.4%
941Interior Firethorn Red Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
943Interior Combination Firethorn Red Leather and Black$0.00 N/A N/A

Convertible Top Colors

67TLight Oak3,76233.7%

1999 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Wheelbase104.5 inches (2.654 m)
Overall length179.7 inches (4.564 m)
Overall width73.6 inches (1.869 m)
Overall height47.9 inches (1.217 m)
Front tread62.0 inches (1.575 m)
Rear tread62.1 inches (1.577 m)
Standard Tires Front/RearP245/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P275/40ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle GT
Ground Clearance3.7 inches
Curb WeightCoupe (with manual) - 3230 lbs / 1465 kg
Coupe (with automatic) - 3253 lbs /1476 kg
Convertible (with manual)- 3231 lbs /1466 kg
Convertible (with automatic)- 3254 lbs /1476 kg
Hardtop - 3174 lbs /1440 kg
SteeringPower Rack and PinionPower-assisted, speed-sensitive, magnetic variable-effort power rack and steering
Front suspensionIndependent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset.
Rear suspensionIndependent five-link design with tow and camber adjustment, cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel tie rods and stabilizer bar, and tubular U-jointed metal matrix composite driveshaft.
BrakesAntilock four-wheel power disc
Body constructionFiberglass; integral perimeter frame with center back­bone/all-welded steel body frame construction
Fuel tank19.1 US Gal (15.9 Imp Gal) (72 liters)

Engine Specifications

FeatureBase Engine RPO LS1
TypeV-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
BlockCast aluminum block and cylinder head
Displacement346 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke3.90" x 3.62"
Compression ratio10.1:1
Brake horsepower345 @ 5600
Torque350 lb-ft @ 4400
Main bearingFive
Valve liftersHydraulic, two valves per cylinder
Fuel supplySequential Multi-port injection (MPI) system

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