1997 was the first year of the C5 (fifth generation) and was also the first Corvette to be a totally new design (i.e. nothing carried over from a previous generation. This '97 coupe was one of approx. 100 to be produced in Carmine Red/Black with 6 spd manual. Mods included a Black Wing air intake, engine compartment bling with chrome and matching paint, '03 anniversary wheels, and ZO6 titanium exhaust.