Chevrolet Corvette C5-C6 1997-2010 - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Expensive to import and convert, these are a fun drive.

Chevrolet Corvette C5-C6 1997-2010

Should Holden ever deliver on its oft-repeated pledge to sell new Corvettes in Australia, the values shown below could be in for a nasty crash.

RHD conversion costs and various taxes add massively to the expense of getting a late-series Corvette onto Aussie roads, but when a manufacturer gets involved the unit costs are sliced dramatically.

That prospect is well worth considering before jumping into a 21st Century Corvette.

Early C5s drive nicely for what they are and $60,000 is probably enough for an excellent car.

The earliest C6s seem very modern but are now 10 years old and might be starting to creak a bit. Pay $80,000 for an early car, $110,000 for a 2009-12.

Chevrolet Corvette 1997-01 $66,250 [2] 

Corvette 2002-05 $99,165 [6]

Corvette 2006-12 $126,885 [9]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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