There’s a lot of reasons why I like these rare Competition Sport Corvettes from 2009. It’s mostly due to the personal connection I have with the car stemming from when I got my first hot lap in a C6 Corvette during the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring. That was in the No.2 Corvette Competition Sport Coupe with the 430 horsepower LS3.
My hot lap video with the fast-driving ALMS Vitese driver named Patty showed us hitting 140 mph during one of the sections. So yeah, I was an instant fan.
The 2009 Competition Sport Corvette package was offered either as a Z51 Coupe or the Z06. Just 72 CSR Corvettes were produced and only 20 of those were Corvette Z06s. Those were further divided between 10 Black and 10 Blade Silver CSRs.
Tonight I came across the No. 15 Corvette Competition Sport listed for sale on eBay.
The Blade Silver Metallic Corvette has just 22,795 miles on the odometer along with the features you would expect to find on the CSRs like the Competition Gray aluminum wheels, contrasting gray headlight buckets, black racing stripe and Jake on the B-Pillars. Of course the number graphic on the doors is the most distinctive feature and the numbers are based on the total build of Competition Sport Corvettes. It is also the 8th Corvette Z06 CSR according to the VIN.
But what really got our attention on this car was the price. When the cars first came out, the CSR Corvette Z06 1LZ model was listed for $77,500. Some seven years and 22K miles later, this 1 of 10 Blade Silver Corvette Z06 Competition Sports finds itself for sale on eBay for $45,500 with a “Make Offer” button next to it.
That feels like a pretty good price considering these Corvettes are so rare, they hardly ever become available. The No.38 Corvette Z06 CSR fetched $66,000 last year in Houston while the No.02 CSR Coupe I mentioned above sold this year at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction for $46,200.
The 2009 Corvette Competition Sport is truly a limited edition model that collectors will one day covet due to its unique features and for being one of the lowest production runs of a special edition in Corvette’s history.
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