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    New FRC Vette owner- question

    I recently bought a 99 FRC Vette. Im preety sure I over paid at 21,700, but it only has 43k miles on it. And it is in really great shape, especially the interior and the paint.

    Anyway my question is, I read eveywhere that certain options were not available on the FRC versions. My car has HUD and Fog lights, as well as the dual climate control. All three options I read are not available on the Hardtop. Even the Corvette Video I got with the car puts not available on Hardtop model in the corner of the screen when talking about these options.

    All the codes are correct in the glovebox, Is it posible that my car was a prototype or something weird like that, because Ive yet to see another Hardtop with these options, especially the HUD.
    Anybody have any wisdom to share on this subject?

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    I dont know why the video stated that and yours is not the only one. In '99, there were 718 FRCs that got the fog lamps, 483 got the HUD, and 435 got the dual climate control. Here is where I got that info. from. It is a great website with lots of good info. on it.

    http://corvetteactioncenter.com/spec...99/99prod.html

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    Thanks for the info, great site as well, thanks.

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    I own a 2000.... and i didnt think 99's came with HUD... I know they came with the wagon wheels... but the other stuff im not sure about...

    I was under the impression though that the 99's were stripper models even compared to the 2000...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal Tendencies View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    I own a 2000.... and i didnt think 99's came with HUD... I know they came with the wagon wheels... but the other stuff im not sure about...

    I was under the impression though that the 99's were stripper models even compared to the 2000...

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    Go to the link I posted and it will tell you everything that came on the '99's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttadriver View Post
    Preston, what happened to the terminator cobra?
    The termy was great for a year, but it was my daily driver and it got around 13 miles per gallon. Also I am a big guy, and I just couldnt ever get comfortable in it (pushed on my left shoulder and the shifter position is terrible), so I put it for sale on SVT.com and it sold for $22,500 the next day. The guy did a direct deposit the following day. It happend so fast.

    I always wanted a Vette. My dad has had 4. I Wanted a ZO6, but they are still to much $, even for a 02 model. So I got the nest best thing. A FRC with low miles and one owner. I will make it fast when I get some free money. I have never been a Ford or Chevy guy, so I have no loyalties to a Company logo. So far I love the Vette. I am getting used to the slowness, and the quietness. Sorry for the long answer to the short question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal Tendencies View Post
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    I see that you own a 89 TTA. I have been looking for a nice one for a while. Do you happen to know of any for sale?Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svprice View Post
    TTA driver,
    I see that you own a 89 TTA. I have been looking for a nice one for a while. Do you happen to know of any for sale?Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Sorry, I don't know anyone else with a hardtop. By the looks of your avatar, I'm guessing that is what you are in search of, since you already own a festival car. Good luck with your quest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    I own a 2000.... and i didnt think 99's came with HUD... I know they came with the wagon wheels... but the other stuff im not sure about...

    I was under the impression though that the 99's were stripper models even compared to the 2000...

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    were they stripper models? does that mean they were lighter or just less options?

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    they weigh a bit less i think mine is 2150... and they are 15% more rigid... what ever 15% or rigidity means...

    They arent really stripper models... I mean you cant take away alot on a vette... mine doesnt have power passenger seat... or adjustable ride control (all came with Z51 suspension)... and they were all standards with black interiors...

    I dont know what you would really call one... its not like you could get roll up windows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    they weigh a bit less i think mine is 2150... and they are 15% more rigid... what ever 15% or rigidity means...

    They arent really stripper models... I mean you cant take away alot on a vette... mine doesnt have power passenger seat... or adjustable ride control (all came with Z51 suspension)... and they were all standards with black interiors...

    I dont know what you would really call one... its not like you could get roll up windows...

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    you mean 3150 pounds?

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    TTA Driver,
    Yes you are correct
    I will continue to keep searching for a hardtop TTA.
    Thanks for the response.
    Happy holidays to you and your family.
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    yes 3150...

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    is that not what most vettes weigh in at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-rock View Post
    is that not what most vettes weigh in at?
    No, most C5's weighed around 3225, the 99-00 FRC's weighed about 70 pounds less, the 01-04 ZO6 weighed around 100 pounds less.

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