Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’re aware that the new eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C8, will go on sale in the coming months with an all-new, revolutionary midengine design. If you’re anything like us, all this Corvette talk might have you wondering just how cheap used Corvettes have gotten in recent years.
On that note, here are five of the cheapest Corvettes currently listed for sale on Autotrader.
Cheapest Overall Corvette — $3,899
The cheapest Corvette listed on Autotrader is this 1984 model from the Corvette’s C4 generation. The longest-running modern Corvette generation, the C4 was sold from the 1984 model year through the 1996 model year. Given that this was the 1980s, the C4 Corvette never made all that much power, and this one packs a 5.7-liter V8 engine putting out just 205 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque and mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. This one certainly looks good in all black, and it’s at a dealership in Hernando, Florida, with 138,000 miles on the odometer and an asking price of just $3,899. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale
Cheapest C7 Corvette — $27,500
The cheapest listed C7 Corvette is this 2014 model. With a fully black exterior and black wheels, this C7 ‘vette packs a potent 6.2-liter V8 making 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-to-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds. This one comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and the Z51 package, which gives the car more aggressive styling. It also has the 3LT trim level and a glass roof. It’s at a dealer in Douglasville, Georgia, with 105,000 miles on the odometer — which is a big part of the reason for the low price. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale
Cheapest C6 Corvette — $10,995
The sixth-generation Corvette was offered between the 2005 to 2013 model years, and the cheapest example currently for sale on Autotrader is this 2005 model. It comes with a 6.0-liter V8 making 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This one comes with a 4-speed automatic slushbox, and it’s partly to blame for the low price. Also to blame is that there are 178,000 miles on the odometer. At least you know it’s reliable. Find it at a dealer in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, with an asking price of just $10,995. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale
Cheapest Corvette Z06 — $13,890
The least expensive Corvette Z06 listed for sale on Autotrader is this 2003 model from the C5 generation. The C5 Z06 was only offered as a fixed-roof hardtop, and this one comes in silver with a black interior. The C5 Corvette Z06 packed a tuned version of the Corvette’s LS1 engine, in this case referred to as the LS6. Output was at first an impressive 385 hp, and it increased to 405 hp for the 2002 model year, enough to take the C5 Corvette Z06 from 0-to-60 mph in a brisk four seconds. A 6-speed manual transmission came standard. This 2003 Corvette Z06 has just over 111,000 miles on the odometer and an asking price of $13,890. It’s at a dealer in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. With a price tag this low, check the Carfax report to make sure that it hasn’t been in a major accident. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale
Cheapest Corvette ZR-1 — $21,900
The Corvette ZR-1 has long represented the pinnacle of Corvette performance, and the least-expensive one currently listed for sale on Autotrader is this 1991 example from the Corvette’s C4 generation. The C4 Corvette ZR-1 was built from the 1991 model year through 1995 model year, and it packed a 5.7-liter 375-hp V8 capable of catapulting the car from 0-to-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, which was seriously quick for the early 1990s. While it’s currently in Palm Springs, California, this Corvette ZR-1 spent the first half of its life in New England, according to the free Carfax report, so you’ll want to check for any corrosion underneath. Either way, the exterior, interior and engine bay all look spotless, and with just 47,000 miles on the odometer, it’s safe to say that wear and tear is probably at a minimum. The asking price of $21,900 reflects the low mileage. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale