The National Corvette Museum reports the last 2005 Corvette will roll off the assembly line this week and the process will be what they call a “running change” with 2006 models being built directly behind the last 2005 model. According to the Museum, no release dates are yet available on the Coupe/Convertibles. We have heard that Z06′s were on the assembly line in August, but according to CorvetteConti.com, it looks like those that were built are going to GM Execs and select markets for testing. There is currently no release date yet for the Z06 and no museum deliveries are being scheduled. GM has indicated that it will be into the 4th quarter before Z06 models will be available. The favorable press coverage and auto magazine reviews are making us jones big time for the release of the Z06 and I am sure that those that have money down and an order in the pipeline are just dying. Give us some info, GM!!!
RM Auctions featured several rare Corvettes for sale at the Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction held August 19th and 20th. The Corvettes included an ultra rare 1963 Corvette Z06 Convertible, a 1969 Baldwin Motion III and a 1968 L89 Corvette race car.
The 1963 Corvette Z06 Convertible was a no-sale at a high bid of $625,000. This Corvette is currently the only documented 1963 Convertible ordered with the Z06 RPO package, usually ordered by those whose Corvettes were destined for the race track. Until now, when this documented example was discovered, most Corvette historians had agreed that a convertible edition of the Z06 did not exist. The convertible was expected to go for $650,000 – $950,000.
TR of West Seneca, NY submitted this 1978 Coupe to Corvette Values:
1978 T-Top Coupe, VIN 1Z8748S438444. 56,418 Original Miles, L-82 350 ci 220 hp engine, 4-Speed transmission, 2 Tone Silver with Mahogany Cloth interior. Power Steering/Brakes/Windows. Factory A/C. AM/FM/CB Radio. Mechanicals rated as Excellent, Exterior/Interior in Good condition.
1989 White Coupe. VIN: 1G1YY2188K5106318. 113K Miles, Non original motor with 7K miles L98 350 ci engine, automatic transmission. Tan interior, cloth seats. Power Steering, Brakes and Windows. Condition is average/street driven.
This 89 Coupe is one of 16,663 Coupes built and was assembled early on based on the VIN. Considered to be in good street driven condition, it has 113K original miles. Powered by the non-original 350-240 motor, it has an auto transmission as did over 22,000 Corvettes made that year. White was the second most popular color ordered (5,426) and the saddle cloth interior was a rare choice with only 400 ordered with this option in 1989. The Corvette is equipped with the standard power options including power steering, brakes and windows. Our value for this Corvette is $11,000. Our Corvette Price Database shows a one year depreciation in price to be 1% which may indicate the 1989 Corvette Coupe will soon start to appreciate in value over the next few years.
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1969 T-Top Corvette for sale
Transmission: 4 Speed
Comments: Original owner has original paperwork. Garaged for years. Feel the road/Stingray. Excellent condition. telescopic tilt steering wheel; M21 4- speed stand. trans; positraction 370 rear end; L46 350 hp engine; American mag wheels; new tires; original spare never used; Edelbrock manifold and carburetor (I have original manifold if you want); new carpet; perfect, immaculate original upholstery and interior; tinted glass; am/fm radio; gas cap lock; perfect, unmarred chrome; 2 hood bras; red paint has some spidering and a few dings; rust free.
Price: $26,500.00 Click here for photos and contact information