Over the last six or seven years, there has been a major trend going on in the automotive industry, which has involved recreating muscle cars of the past. We have seen Dodge do it with the Charger and Challenger. Chevrolet jumped on the band wagon when they brought back the famed Camaro. Now, Chevrolet is doing it again when they will be releasing the Corvette Stingray during the fall of this year. When muscle car fans first heard about the return of the Corvette, they were ecstatic. Of course, knowing how many of the special model Corvettes, such as the Z06 and the ZR1 are priced, they also figured that the Stingray would simply be another car to dream about if they were to win the Powerball, but it appears that this will not be the case.
Chevrolet has announced that the Stingray coupe will come with a base MSRP of just under $52,000 and you can purchase the convertible Stingray for just under $57,000. Sure, this is still a little out of the ballpark for a lot of people, but you also have to consider how many people would have spent much more to own a piece of what will eventually be considered history. Even Rick Hendrick, a NASCAR team owner, already reserved his at the Barrett Jackson auction for $1.1 million. Yeah, it ensures that he will receive the first one to roll off the production line, but you have to figure that many ‘Vette fans would be willing to pay $70,000 plus for the ride if that is what Chevrolet had asked for.
For less than $60,000, you will receive a ton of value aside from owning a piece of history. Under the hood, you will find the 6.2 liter, 450 horsepower engine, which will be plenty of power to get up and down the highway. In fact, if you’re not careful, it is more than enough power to find yourself temporarily parked on the shoulder with red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror. Inside the Stingray, you will be treated to a stunning display of gauges and plush, leather seats- a nice upgrade from the original beloved ride.
This will be one sweet ride and Corvette fans will surely be flocking all over this car given its loaded features and reasonable price point.