One of the rarest C7 models around is the 2014 Premiere Edition convertible, created by Chevrolet to kick off a new generation of Corvettes.
Now, this 72-year-old owner who admits it’s getting hard to get in and out of the car has put his Lime Rock Green convertible up for sale in a listing on Corvette Forum.
Only 550 of these special edition convertibles were built, all in the same color and listing for $77,450. (Another 500 Premiere Edition coupes were produced, all in Laguna Blue.) By the way, only 1,027 other regular Stingrays were made in Lime Rock Green, a one-year-only shade that the seller notes “is gorgeous in the sunlight.”
All Premiere Edition convertibles were nicely equipped with the Z51 performance package and magnetic ride control, along with the 3LT package, a nice Brownstone suede interior, carbon-fiber accents, Stingray-logo sill plates, Stingray logos on the wheel caps, and even special luggage designed to fit in the trunk. Under the hood is the 6.2-liter LT1 engine that pumps out 460 horsepower, and it’s connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Virtually the only way to get the suede Brownstone interior, by the way, was in the Premiere Editions, as only 113 other regular Stingrays were so fitted.
This particular car is #113 out of 550 and remains “100% original,” the seller says.
He says with just 12,500 miles on the odometer, the “smoke free, pet free” interior is still “near perfect, (with) no damage/lifting of the dash pad” and “virtually no wear.” The paint is in similar condition, “with no dings/scratches/polishing circles, etc.” Likewise, the original wheels are said to be “excellent” and exhibit no rash, polishing marks, or other imperfections. The engine compartment is also “as new.”
The seller has owned the car for about a year, during which time he’s spent about 1,000 miles behind the wheel. While his family is planning to do some traveling in the future, “unfortunately” it won’t be in this Corvette, he says.
He’s asking $52,000, some $2,000 less than the KBB value.