When we published the final production numbers for the 2009 Corvettes, we said thirty years from now Corvette collectors would be seeking out the GT1 ALMS Championship and the Competition Sport Editions due to their low production numbers. Actually, it only took one year as this 2009 Arctic White Competition Sport Coupe sold for more than its original MSRP and became the top seller on Day 1 of the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.
The Competition Sport package was built for the owner who enjoyed attending track events and driving schools. The edition was available in both Z06 and Z51 coupe configurations and featured performance options like the differential cooler, NPP exhaust and heads-up display, as well as special Competition Gray exterior stripes and “Jake” and “CSR” logos on the B-pillar.
Only 72 Competition Sport Corvettes were built during the spring of 2009, 52 Coupes and 20 Z06s. This example is just 1 of 13 Coupes painted Arctic White. Original MSRP pricing for the Z51 equipped Coupe was $55,655. Although lot #98 hammered for $51,000, after adding in the 10% sales commission, the total sales price was $56,100.