Long before there was the off-white (officially known as Ceramic Matrix Gray) Carbon 65 Corvette coming for 2018, there was the all-white 35th Anniversary Edition in 1988.
We’ve seen a lot of these cars over the years (well, as many as you can see when there were just 2,050 ever made) and have always admired the white leather seats.
If you couldn’t afford to buy one new, here’s the next best thing on eBay – an ’88 that has covered just 6,050 miles over the past 30 years!
Surprisingly, there hasn’t been much interest in the car so far – with the bid reaching just $5,200 so far, way short of the “Buy It Now” price of $40,000.
In case you’re too young to know much about the 35th Anniversary Edition, it featured white paint with matching door handles, mirrors, body side moldings, and aluminum wheels, contrasted with a black roof hoop and a dark-tinted acrylic roof panel.
The interior carried through on the same color theme, with dual six-way power sport white leather seats (embroidered with 35th Anniversary Edition on the head rests) and steering wheel accented with a black instrument panel and black carpet. Accessories included electronic air conditioning, power windows and heated mirrors, Delco Bose AM/FM audio system, and a special numbered plaque on the console.
Naturally, for those folks who actually drove their anniversary cars on a regular basis, the white seats were a real pain to keep clean, but that’s not a problem with this particular example – which looks to be immaculate in photos. Making this one even better for a collector is the fact that it has the very rare manual transmission, one of just 180 so equipped.
“There are a lot of low-mileage ones out there,” the seller notes, “but they are automatic transmission. I don’t think there is one with stick shift and low mileage like this anywhere in the world! Therefore I’m asking more money than if it was an automatic transmission one!! Unrestored with 6050 original miles, this is another time capsule worth a lot of money for the true collector!”
Will someone step up and pay $40,000 for this particular car? If you want one badly enough, this might be as close to new as you can find.