Sometimes the Corvette isn’t greener on the other side.
For example, consider how much you’d have to pay to enjoy the experience of driving a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette if you happened to live on the other side of the world – in China.
Car News China recently discovered two C7s for sale over there at a cost of $282,000 for one and $273,000 for the other.
Even more shocking is the fact that these aren’t the heavily loaded versions of the new Corvette that sometimes cost more than $75,000 even in the United States. Both are base models and aren’t even Z51s!
If you’re wondering how a Stingray winds up going from Bowling Green, Ky., to China in the first place, Car News China says in most cases a U.S. dealer, usually on the West Coast, sells the car at an inflated price to a gray market dealer, who then tacks on his own profit to morph a $60,000 Corvette turn into a nearly $300,000 car.
Perhaps some unsuspecting customs officials were fooled by the “Mustang” plate on the front of the Laguna Blue Stingray!
Of course, if you want the enjoyment of the amazing new Stingray, that’s the price you have to pay for not living in the U.S.