Relative bargain: 2015 Corvette Z06 for fraction of ‘last C7’ sale  

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The Corvette is said to be a low-mileage, one-owner car

Oh, well, so you missed your chance at buying the very last 2019 Corvette C7, sold for charity during Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction for $2.7 million.  Kind of pricey, really, even if it does mark the end of a lengthy era before Vettes go mid-engine for 2020.

But if you’re still itching for your very own C7, the Pick of the Day is a nearly identical 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe priced at a tiny fraction of the final example.  You’ll miss out on the bragging rights of owning the very last front-engine Corvette, but other than that, pretty much the same.

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The 2015 Z06 is part of the last generation of front-engine Corvettes

The Z06 is painted Night Race Blue and powered by the very muscular LT4 V8, rated at a staggering 650 horsepower, hooked up with a 7-speed manual transmission.  The Anaheim, California, dealer advertising the Corvette on ClassicCars.com says it is a one-owner sports car with just over 40,000 miles on the odometer.

“This is a very clean, 1 owner, Southern California car,” the dealer says.

The options fitted to the car include the 3LZ interior, the ad says, with a Kalahari tan leather interior with microfiber seat inserts and trim.  The widebody is set off with chrome wheels fitted with low-profile run-flat tires. The roof  has a removable panel for al fresco driving.

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“A Stage 2 appearance package consisting of a front splitter, side skirts, and a rear spoiler are on the car,” the seller adds.

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Leather-wrapped sport seats adorn the interior

Naturally, the Corvette is fitted with all the Z06 comfort, convenience and performance features that went into the top-of-the-like Chevy, a track-ready machine that you could drive every day.  These cars are widely praised not only for their stunning acceleration and handling but for their comfort and accommodations.

The asking price for this attractive sports car is $59,995. And while it might not be the historic last C7, it should provide all the same thrills at a price that is … let’s get out the calculator here … 1/45th the cost of the Barrett-Jackson car.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not biting. It will be interesting to see the depreciation on front engine Vettes once the middies are on the road.

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