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Collector's Edition? - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,112
edited June 2014 in Chevrolet
imageCollector's Edition? - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

Will the Edmunds long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray be a collectible?

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  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Posts: 863

    Maybe, although I'm one of those people who wonders who-in-the-heck would pay big money for say VIN #1 for a C5. I will say, though, that it could increase in value once the tide turns and the future of cars become autonomous electric cars that focus on comforts and only have enough acceleration power to do its job. Imagine what kids will think 50 years from now if you (or your kids/grandkids) were to fire up the last, most powerful Z06 made - they'll be scared to death hearing that loud (versus silent electric), powerful, old-school, neck snapping, manual driving vehicle.

  • eclogiteeclogite Posts: 48

    I wonder if it will matter if any of the electronics still work in 50 years...it's unlikely that they will based on your current issues with the screen. So, when all the electronics that govern every aspect of the car crap out, will it be worth anything? Probably not.

  • cjasiscjasis Posts: 274

    No. Chevy has sold way too many of them and there's nothing peculiar, like ao ne year split window option, to really differentiate this from the 2015 cars.

  • speednetspeednet Posts: 52

    Not the way you guys drive it. :P

  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021

    It will be worth more than other standard C7's, but it won't be a collectible.

  • duck87duck87 Posts: 649

    Not really. It's just a Stingray, albeit with interesting/unique options. The only ones so far that actually have a chance at retaining value down the block is the ZR1.

  • chrisevochrisevo Posts: 6

    A big fat "nope".

  • diigiidiigii Posts: 156

    With GM's penchant for recalling all models in their lineup within 3 years of their debuts? Nope. The reason why a lot of classic and collector's models still exist today is because they have virtually no electronics in their systems.

  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILPosts: 531

    It depends on what the world is like in 2064. Kids are less interested in cars these days. Will they carry that attitude into their retirement years, or will a midlife crisis cause them to long for the cars of their youth? Rust is all but a non-issue, and there’s nothing that’s mechanically new in this car. However you have to be concerned about the electronics – what percentage of computers last more than ten years (let alone fifty)? Big restorations will involve replacing wiring, electric motors, computers, and the like. Fifty years is a pretty long time, during which there could be some pretty substantial global/social changes. Legislation, wars, natural disasters, society’s trending likes & dislikes… Maybe burning fossil fuels will be banned, relegating this car to a museum or private collection at best. Maybe people will just not want the car. Maybe wars will redirect the industry or destroy many vehicles. Maybe GM will stop producing the ZR1 and Z06, leaving the Stingray as the only option. Maybe a plague or famine will wipe out a large portion of the population. Maybe the world’s population will double in size. Who knows?

  • it is a good thing that lime rock green is a 1 year model it is so ugly green cars are so hideous and also they age very poorly. in 50 years unless the corvette has a fresh coat of paint that green color will be more of a liability than an asset.

  • christoplechristople United StatesPosts: 27

    The C5 Z06 only came in white in its first year... and I don't think people pay the premium for that

    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that"

  • @greenpony said:
    It depends on what the world is like in 2064. Kids are less interested in cars these days. Will they carry that attitude into their retirement years, or will a midlife crisis cause them to long for the cars of their youth? Rust is all but a non-issue, and there’s nothing that’s mechanically new in this car. However you have to be concerned about the electronics – what percentage of computers last more than ten years (let alone fifty)? Big restorations will involve replacing wiring, electric motors, computers, and the like. Fifty years is a pretty long time, during which there could be some pretty substantial global/social changes. Legislation, wars, natural disasters, society’s trending likes & dislikes… Maybe burning fossil fuels will be banned, relegating this car to a museum or private collection at best. Maybe people will just not want the car. Maybe wars will redirect the industry or destroy many vehicles. Maybe GM will stop producing the ZR1 and Z06, leaving the Stingray as the only option. Maybe a plague or famine will wipe out a large portion of the population. Maybe the world’s population will double in size. Who knows?

    or how about the biggest famine that will make everyone but me extinct? That's because I will not hear those likes and dislikes anymore!

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