How Many Wish They Could Own a $680,000 Corvette?
Is it me, or is that the older some of these Corvettes become, the more they seem to get out of reach?
I mean, isn’t the Corvette supposed to be a more affordable piece of the American dream?
Sure, I know there’s a huge price that comes with any prized classic piece of sheet metal (or fiberglass) over time, but it still gets a little frustrating for those of us who will probably never, ever be able to afford some of the more collectible models.
That is, unless we happen to hit the lottery.
Take, for example, this blacked-out ’69 L88 that recently sold for a whopping $680,000 at the recent Mecum Dallas auction. The car, equipped with a 427 V8 engine with 430 horsepower, was once owned by racer Tony DeLorenzo, and is one of only 116 made, which significantly raises its value.
The second I stumbled on this I wondered how many old-school Corvette fans could actually afford or even dream of owning this one. Probably not many, but I guess that’s the price that comes with being a fan of Corvettes – even for those of us who find ourselves being priced out of the true collectible models decades later.
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