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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.
1999 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

Coupe Serial Numbers: 1G1YY12GxX5100001 - 1G1YY12GxX5133283
Convertible Serial Numbers: 1G1YY22GxX5100001 - 1G1YY22GxX5133283
FRC Serial Numbers: 1G1YY32GxX5100001 - 1G1YY32GxX5133283

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the lower edge of driver's side windshield.
Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors Product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division Vehicle
4&5 YY Corvette
6 1 or 2 or 3 Body 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
7 2 or 4 2=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
8 G LS1 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
10 X The model year X=1999
11 5 Bowling Green, Kentucky
12-17 100001 and up Production Sequence

Engine Serial Number

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.

Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply
ZAA LT1 350-cid 345-hp V-8 10.1:1 Automatic Multi-Port Injection
ZAB LT4 350-cid 345-hp V-8 10.1:1 Manual Multi-Port Injection

Production Options

RPO Description Price Production
1YY07 Base Coupe $39,171 18,078
1YY67 Base Convertible $45,579 11,161
1YY37 Base Hardtop $38,777 4,031
1SA Option Package 1 N/A N/A
1SB Option Package 2 N/A N/A
AAB Memory Package (coupe and convert., RPO CJ2 req.) $150 23,829
AG1 Power 6-Way Driver Seat (Hardtop Only) $305 3,716
AG2 Power Passenger Seat N/A N/A
AK5 Inflatable Restraint System, Front Seat, Driver and Passenger N/A N/A
AX4 Conversion, Seat Belt, European Export N/A N/A
AP9 Parcel Net (Hardtop Only) $15 2,738
AQ9 Sport Seats (coupe and convert.) $625 24,573
B34 Floor Mats $25 32,706
B4H Adjusted soundcontrole (special for Export) N/A N/A
B84 Body Side Moldings $75 19,348
BAG Loose Parts Bag, Export N/A N/A
BGR Made in Bowling Green N/A N/A
C2L Dual Roof Package** $950 6,307
CC3 Blue Transparent Roof Panel $650 5,235
CF7 Removable Roof Panel, Nontransparent (Coupe) N/A N/A
CJ2 Dual Zone Climate Control $365 25,672
CT3 Germany (Export) N/A N/A
DL8 LH/RH Heated Sport Mirrors N/A N/A
D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net (coupe) $50 18,058
EXP Export model for European market N/A N/A
F45 Selective Real Time Damping (not avail w/hardtop) $1,695 7,515
FE1 Suspension System, Soft Ride N/A N/A
G90 Axle, Rear, 3.15 Ratio N/A N/A
G92 Perf. Axle Ratio (3.15 for Auto. Trans.) $100 14,525
IL3 Trim, Interior Design (Trim, Interior Design(L3) (Base w/AQ9)) N/A N/A
JL4 Active Handling System $500 20,174
JL9 Brake System, Power & ABS Front & Rear N/A N/A
K29 Module, Powertrain Control (Non-OBD II, Unleaded) N/A N/A
K63 Generator 110 Amp N/A N/A
LS1 Std. 5.7L SFI Aluminum V8 Engine $0 N/A
M30 Transmission, Automatic, 4-speed, 4L60-E, Electronic N/A N/A
MAE Markting Area Europa N/A N/A
MN6 6-speed Manual ($0 - w/1YY37) $825 13,729
MXO Merchandised Transmission, Automatic O/D Provisions N/A N/A
MA7 Emission System, European Export N/A N/A
N37 Steering Column, Power Telescope Manual Tilt (coupe and convert.) $350 16,847
N73 Sport Magnesium Wheels $3,000 2,029
NK4 Steering Wheel in Sport Leather N/A N/A
NP7 Steering Column, EEC Approved Export N/A N/A
QF3 Wheels, 17x8.5 Front + 18.0x9.5 Rear Aluminum, w/ Special Offset Export N/A N/A
R7K Control Sales Item 36 Processing Option N/A N/A
R8C Museum Delivery Package N/A N/A
RPA Rear Parking Assist N/A N/A
T62 Light, Daytime Running - Delete N/A N/A
T82 Twilight Sentinel (coupe/conv. only) $60 18,895
T84 Headlamps, RH Rule of Road N/A N/A
T89 Lamps, Tail, Stop & Turn, Export N/A N/A
T90 Lamps, Signaling & Marker, Front N/A N/A
T96 Fog Lamps (coupe/conv. only) $69 28,546
TR9 Lighting Package (hardtop only) $95 3,037
U19 Speedometer, Int. Kilometer & Miles, Kilometer Odometer N/A N/A
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer $600 16,997
U52 Cluster, Inst. Electronic Dashboard Instrumentation N/A N/A
UL0 Radio, AM/FM Stereo, Cassette (Base Radio MY1997 - MY2001) N/A N/A
UL2 Radiofrequentie European N/A N/A
UN0 Delco Bose Stereo System w/ CD $100 24,696
UV6 Head Up Display $375 19,034
UV7 Windshield Antenna N/A N/A
UZ6 Bose Speaker & Amplifer (Hardtop Only) $820 3,348
V49 Front License Plate Frame $15 17,742
V76 Tow Hooks N/A N/A
V78 Vehicle Statement, Delete N/A N/A
VC5 Shipping Label, Except US, US Possessions or Japan N/A N/A
VD1 Provision Options, Europe N/A N/A
VG1 Protector, Transit Coating, Underhood N/A N/A
VG9 Protector, Transit Coating, Exterior Body N/A N/A
VH5 Plate,Vehicle Identification N/A N/A
VL4 License Plate Mounting Package, Front, EEC Export N/A N/A
UV7 Windshield Antenna N/A N/A
XGG Tire, Front, P245/45ZR17 BW TL SBR HW4, EMT N/A N/A
YF5 California Emissions $170 3,336
YGH Tire, Rear, P275/40ZR18 BW TL SBR HW4, EMT N/A N/A
Z51 Perf. Handling Pkg. $350 10,244
86U Magnetic Red Metallic Paint (coupe/conv. only) $500 2,733

Color Options for 1999

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Other combinations could be ordered.
RPO Exterior MFR Paint Code Interior Production
10U Arctic White WA-9567 B-LG-LO-R 2,756
11U Light Pewter Metallic WA-382E B-LG-R 6,164
144 Sebring Silver Metallic N/A B-LG-R 3,510
244 Nassau Blue Metallic WA-413G B-LG-LO 1,034
28U Navy Blue Metallic N/A B-LG-LO 1,439
41U Black WA-8555 B-LG-LO-R 7,235
70U Torch Red WA-9075 B-LG-LO 8,361
86U Magnetic Red-II Clear Coat N/A B-LG-LO 2,733
Color Codes: B=Black, LG=Light Gray, LO=Light Oak, R=Firethorn Red

Interior Colors

RPO Color Production
193 Black N/A
673 Light Oak N/A
923 Light Gray 3,128
941 Interior Firethorn Red Leather N/A
943 Interior Combination Firethorn Red Leather and Black N/A

Convertible Top Color Codes

RPO Color Production
10T White 602
41T Black 9,115
67T Light Oak 3,762

1999 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Feature Coupe & Convertible
Wheelbase 104.5 inches (2.654 m)
Overall length 179.7 inches (4.564 m)
Overall width 73.6 inches (1.869 m)
Overall height 47.9 inches (1.217 m)
Front tread 62.0 inches (1.575 m)
Rear tread 62.1 inches (1.577 m)
Standard Tires Front/Rear P245/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P275/40ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle GT
Ground Clearance 3.7 inches
Curb Weight Coupe (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
Steering Power Rack and PinionPower-assisted, speed-sensitive, magnetic variable-effort power rack and steering
Front suspension Independent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset.
Rear suspension Independent 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.
Brakes Antilock four-wheel power disc
Body construction Fiberglass; integral perimeter frame with center back­bone/all-welded steel body frame construction
Fuel tank 19.1 US Gal (15.9 Imp Gal) (72 liters)

Engine Specifications

Feature Base Engine RPO LS1
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
Block Cast aluminum block and cylinder head
Displacement 346 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.90" x 3.62"
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Brake horsepower 345 @ 5600
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 4400
Main bearing Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic, two valves per cylinder
Fuel supply Sequential Multi-port injection (MPI) system
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