Chevrolet Corvette 1954-1982 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - Chevrolet Corvette 1954-1982

First-Generation Corvettes are being offered locally for 20-35 per cent more than equivalent US cars would cost to buy and import.

One fuel injected C1 was locally priced at almost Au$400k and even single carb cars reach $200,000. Similar money will buy a small-block C2 roadster in outstanding condition or a big-block coupe needing some work. Chrome-bumper 1968-73 models justify $70,000, with extra available for big block cars.

Genuine 427s will cost considerably more. As the 1970s roll by, the cost of owning a Gen. 3 Corvette diminishes and by the time we see the final-series 1982 cars – there were no 1983 models – the cost of a good example will have dipped into the $30,000s.

1978 Pace Cars and Anniversary models are worth more. 


Roadster 1954-62 $171,785 [5]

All Models 1963-67 $147,350 [15]

All Models 1968-73 $70,650 [17]

‘Big-Block’ 1968-74 $114,115 [8]

Coupe 1974-78 $45,520 [21]

1979-82 $37,535 [20]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

| 2020 Market Review: Chevrolet Corvette 1955-82


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From Unique Cars #460, Dec 2021


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