Chevrolet Corvette 1963-82 - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Corvette C2 The Stingray is one of the most distinctive shapes of its era. Corvette C2

Stingrays are in demand, though prices look like value compared to some local hero cars

Chevrolet Corvette 1963-82

It is likely that during the lifetime of some readers General Motors will stop building Corvettes or make them driverless with an electric motor. No, they won’t ever do that.

However when the last day of production does arrive, anyone smart enough to have one tucked away will enjoy some special kudos.

C2 ‘Sting Ray’ models offer a distinctive shape, decent performance from 5.3 litres and good road manners but at $70-100,000 they are getting expensive.

‘Chrome bumper’ C3 models cost more than later all-fibreglass Corvettes and do much better in the collector market.

For affordable fun in the sun, $30,000 buys a good 1970s car with lift-out ‘targa’ roof panels.

Corvette 1963-67 $84,155 [9] 

Corvette 1968-73 $44,275 [23]

Corvette ‘Big-Block’ 1968-73 $57,665 [7] 

Corvette 1974-78 $28,850 [27]

Corvette 1979-82 $30,530 [16]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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