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Here Are the Cheapest Chevy Corvettes For Sale on Autotrader

Although the starting price of a brand-new Chevy Corvette is around $56,000, you don’t have to spend that much to get your hands on a cool Vette. For proof, I’ve rounded up the cheapest Corvette models of various generations and trim levels that are currently listed for sale on Autotrader — and I’ve tried to avoid salvaged cars, damaged cars or cars that are clearly not running. These are the cheapest usable Corvette models for sale on Autotrader.

Cheapest C6 Corvette: $12,990

The cheapest "C6" Corvette — in other words, a sixth-generation Corvette — is this 2005 convertible, which has traversed an impressive 196,617 miles since new. Finished in white with a tan top and a black interior, this Corvette has an automatic transmission and a one-owner Carfax report — though it shows two accidents during the original owner’s long period with the vehicle. It’s offered for just $12,990 by Bomnin Chevrolet Dadeland in Miami. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

Cheapest C7 Corvette: $34,995

Although there are a few salvage-titled and damaged C7 Corvette models listed for sale on Autotrader, this is the cheapest "clean" example — a bright red 2014 Corvette coupe listed for just $34,995. Why’s it so cheap? It isn’t the Carfax report, which shows a clean record that’s free of accident history. Instead, it’s the mileage: This Corvette has already covered more than 82,000 miles, making it one of the highest-mileage C7 models for sale on Autotrader. It’s offered by Corvette Warehouse in Dallas, and it has a black interior and an automatic transmission. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

Cheapest Corvette Z06: $14,994

The cheapest Corvette Z06 on Autotrader is this silver 2001 model, which features aftermarket wheels and a few other exterior modifications, like fixed headlights and a stripe on the front fender. Whether or not you like the modifications, you have to appreciate the price: This Z06 is offered by Wells Auto Group in Carrollton, Texas, near Dallas, for just $14,994. It also has a clean Carfax report and a clean title, but its "flaw" is mileage: It’s traveled 115,000 miles, which is a lot for a harsh-riding Z06. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

Cheapest Corvette ZR-1: $15,395

The cheapest Corvette ZR-1 on Autotrader is, not surprisingly, a C4 model. These were built throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s in greater numbers than the later (and more valuable) C6 ZR-1. This ZR-1 is the cheapest on Autotrader; it’s a dark red example with a black leather interior and a 6-speed manual transmission, and it’s offered by Munich Motors in Phoenix for $15,395. It’s in nice shape, though the miles are a bit high for a C4 ZR-1, as they currently stand around 72,000 — a much higher figure than most collector-grade ZR-1 models. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

Cheapest Overall Corvette: $3,999

The cheapest Corvette on Autotrader is this 1985 model that’s currently offered by Global Imports in Austin for just $3,999. Corvette enthusiasts won’t be surprised that a Corvette from this era is the cheapest overall, as horsepower was severely restricted in the 1980s due to changing emissions rules; additionally, the "C4" Corvette features polarizing styling that divides enthusiasts. This particular example also has high mileage — 145,000 miles, according to the ad — and a performance-starving automatic transmission, though it’s hard to ask for a lower asking price than $3,999. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale


Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.


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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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  1. One of my favorite auto-journalism quotes is from an early 90’s comparison between the C4 and the new (at the time) Supra Turbo.  The line goes something like this:

    “While the Supra feels as if it is milled from a single billet, the Corvette feels like thousands of pieces flying in close formation”j

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