C3 Corvette Makes Hagerty’s Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars

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Classic Corvettes have always been a hit with collectors at auctions but rising values have put the most coveted Corvettes out of reach for many. With the prices for classic cars back on the rise, classic car insurance provider Hagerty has put together the following list of what CEO McKeel Hagerty calls the ?Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars?. Making the list of those attainable cars is a C3 big block.

As CEO of Hagerty Collector Car Insurance, McKeel Hagerty has the pulse of the collector car market and as such can spot appreciation trends faster than many consumers. “For those who have been saving up for a classic car but are discouraged by some of the heavily publicized high-dollar sales shown on TV and in magazines, there is hope,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance. “We’ve developed a list of attainable options which allow you to have the same amount of fun for a fraction of the cost.”

In developing his list of attainable dream cars, Hagerty pairs each with an aspirational choice from the same manufacturer. For Corvettes, the aspirational choice of collectors is the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible powered by the L71 427/435 hp V8. While those Corvettes sell on average for around $155,000, Hagerty’s choice of an attainable collector Corvette is the 1973 Corvette Convertible powered by the 454/275 hp LS4. Those Corvettes can often be had for an average of $38,600 for a condition #2 car:

The ’67 big-block C2 Corvette is (after the million-dollar L88) the Corvette to own for most fans of America’s sports car. Televised auctions and demand have pushed it well out of reach for most enthusiasts. A lot more of us can write the check for the most overlooked big-block C3 Corvette. The horsepower difference isn’t as big as it looks since the ?73 is rated in net rather than gross horsepower and the C3′s looks get better and better every year.

Here is the list of the Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars from Hagerty

-1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 454/275 LS4 Convertible ($38,600)
-1964 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint Coupe ($21,300)
-1970 Dodge Challenger 440/390 Coupe ($73,200)
-1967 Triumph GT6 Fastback Coupe ($9,750)
-1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo Coupe ($18,800)

Click here for a complete review of Hagerty’s Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars, as well as the aspirational cars they were inspired by.