Only 9% of the Corvettes manufactured in 1988 received the Z01 35th Anniversary Package and the example that sold today at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction could quite possibly be the nicest one in existence.
The 35th Anniversary Package featured a white exterior with white wheels, white seats and steering wheel as well as special emblems and a console mounted plaque. 2,050 Coupes were produced at an extra cost of $4,795 over the $29,489 base price.
Lot #38 was an original one owner Z01 optioned Corvette with only 682 miles. The 350/245 engine was coupled to a rare 4-speed manual transmission (MMF), an option chosen only 19%. For 21 years the Corvette was stored in a climate controlled environment.
The 35th Anniversary Corvette hammered home for $37,500 and with commission the final sales price was $41,250. This easily beats the high price for a 35th Anniversary edition of $32,100 at an RM Auction held in 1998 in Monterey as listed in the VetteMarket.com CP database.
Our Corvette Price Guide’s 2008 high for a 35th Anniversary Coupe was $28,000. In addition, the one year appreciation shows 1% growth over the previous year.
2009 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Corvette Schedule