As someone who has just published a book on Corvette Special Editions, I cannot overstate how special the 2009 GT1 Championship Editions are. These are late model collector cars that pay tribute to the Corvette Racing GT1 factory race cars and only 125 were built!
The quick story is that 600 special editions were planned, with 200 in each of the three models: Coupe, Convertible and the Z06. The GT1s were also equally divided into Yellow and Black, and the VINs would start with a Series 3 for the yellow cars and Series 4 for the Black cars. It was a bold celebration of the Corvette Racing team, but the recession came and bankruptcy followed and in the end Chevrolet was lucky to build just 125 of the 600 total cars.
So why all the love for these special editions? The 2009 GT1 Championship Editions check all the boxes for collectors: Low production, unique VIN sequence, and it’s a tribute to factory racers.
This black GT1 Corvette coupe offered for sale is VIN No. 048 and is said to be the last of only 24 Black Corvette GT1 Coupes built! Consider that the condition is showroom kept and only 1,888 miles on the odometer, it’s just waiting for a collector to snap it up.
We love the graphics on the GT1s which show each of the national flags from every driver on the roof while the doors show the years of Corvette Racing’s GT1 Le Mans and ALMS GT1 Championships. Inside is yellow stitching on the black leather and Jake is embroidered on the headrests with the GT1 logo. The engine compartment also received attention with the inclusion of a special tech-patterned engine cover.
The Corvette is offered for sale on BringATrailer.com by the Dallas Motor Club. It’s an auction-format with the current bid only at $11,000 with five days to go. The seller has put together a couple videos of the car as well as assembled a nice image gallery of the Black GT1 Corvette Coupe:
Two Black 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Editions for Sale
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