These are interesting times we are in for those that follow the automotive sales market. The COVID shutdowns a year ago has caused a ripple effect in the supply and demand for quality pre-owned vehicles including the Chevrolet Corvette that is ongoing to this day. Lower new car sales translate into less used cars being traded-in. And because the C8 market has been so tight and unpredictable, many buyers are now giving C7s another look as these are quality cars with iconic looks and performance that they can drive right now.
One of those leading the charge in offering quality, low mileage C7 Corvettes is Corvette Mike of Anaheim, California. Corvette Mike has become an institution within the Corvette collector hobby since its founding by Mike Vietro in 1982 and today they are one of the best known Corvette resellers in the country. For those discriminating buyers who only want to choose from the best, Corvette Mike has several top quality low-mileage C7 Corvettes to choose from. Today we have selected these two different C7 Corvettes for sale by Corvette Mike to highlight.
The 2015 Corvette Z06
For its second act of the C7 generation, Chevrolet unleashed the 2015 Corvette Z06 upon the motoring public. Back when the car was new, it was hard to describe the new Z06 model without overusing such descriptions as “for the first time ever” or “the most powerful Z06 to date.” That the Z06 would be offered for the first time with an automatic transmission would seem contrary to its reputation as a showroom-sourced racecar, but such customer-centric options translated into greater sales success for the model.
With an all-new supercharged 6.2-liter direct-injected V8 called the LT4, the performance-laden C7 model would produce 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. That was even more power and torque than the previous generation’s top-of-the-line Corvette ZR1. The new aluminum frame was some 20-percent stronger than the previous hydroformed steel frame which resulted in Chevrolet being able to offer the C7 Z06 in both coupe and convertible models with the coupe equipped with a removable roof panel “for the first time ever.” See, there’s that phrase again.
Our first highlighted car from Corvette Mike is this 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe in Torch Red with an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. The Z06 Coupe is loaded with the 3LT package with features that include the visible Carbon Fiber roof panel, aero package, chrome wheels, and more. Inside you will find a Black leather interior, the flat-bottom carbon fiber steering wheel, plus the five drive modes and all that technology that made the C7 Z06 such blast to drive. The engine bay holding the LT4 has been meticulously detailed and is among one of the cleanest we’ve ever seen.
The Z06 Corvette is a true enthusiast car. With only 4,064 miles on the odometer, this Z06 should provide years of fun and excitement. You can find this 2015 Z06 offered by Corvette Mike for $67,900.
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition
When talking with the members of the Corvette Team during the rollout of the C7 Corvette Grand Sport, they will tell you that originally no Grand Sport model was going to be offered. But once again Corvette enthusiasts kept asking when the Grand Sport would be released and so chevy acquiesced with the launch of the Grand Sport in 2017.
Automotive reviewers referred to the C7 Grand Sport model as the “best of both worlds” and the “perfect Corvette” which balanced the high-performance widebody design of the Z06 (while also borrowing the Z06’s base brakes, magnetic ride suspension, and dry-sump oiling set-up) with the base Stingray model’s LT1 V8 engine. And if that didn’t grab you at hello, then perhaps this special 2017 Collector’s Edition Convertible will!
Chevrolet produced 935 Collector’s Editions for the C7 Grand Sport and they were one of the most unique special editions offered during the C7 era with the Watkins Glen Gray exterior highlighted by the bold Tension Blue interior. The optional Heritage Package offered added fender hash marks graphics also in Tension Blue.
Corvette Mike is offering a 2017 Grand Sport Collector’s Edition Convertible with an 8-speed paddle-shift auto transmission for sale with only 15,425 miles on the odometer. This Collector’s Edition is 1 of 126 Convertibles offered for sale in the USA and it wears the VIN sequence number of #852 on its specially designed interior plaque. This example has also been burnished with a special Tension Blue racing stripe that starts on the hood bulge and is carried over the back of the car.
It’s a known fact that special edition Corvettes depreciate slower than the regularly-produced Corvettes, and with the new car tax paid by the original owners, smart buyers could drive this for a few years and not feel like they are throwing their hard-earned cash out the door. The Grand Sport Collector’s Edition is offered by Corvette Mike for $62,900.
To learn more about either of these two Corvettes or to view the other collector Corvettes offered by Corvette Mike, visit them online at CorvetteMike.com or give Troy Worrell a call at 714-712-0060 and let them know you found them here on CorvetteBlogger.com!