An off the top of my head guided by decades of experience and thousands of Corvette purchases while building a world class collection top ten list to consider when building/adding a Corvette to your collection. This list excludes the unicorns and one-offs that garner a lot of attention and big money. You do not need to mortgage away your life's work to have a helluva collection sitting in the barn. - t.Michaelis
1. ANYTHING 1967 - - Super Popular Year. High Water Mark! People who advertise a 1967 Corvette for sale have their phones ring off the hook. We do!! "The Holy Grail"
2. 1958 - '62 - - Very popular with boomers in their late 40's and 50's. Four headlights and a trunk!
3. 1968 - '72 - - Very affordable chrome bumper cars - ENTRY LEVEL - but for how long could be anyone's guess. Probably will be best buy for someone wanting to drive a Corvette free for 3 to 4 years.
4. 1963 SPLIT WINDOW COUPE - - ONE YEAR ONLY - Always been popular milestone car. Every collector needs at least one!
5. 1965 - '66 - - Good cars, disc brakes. Next best thing to a 1967 but more affordable.
6. 1953 - '55 - - For a serious collector who just, "gots to have one!" - Not much of a ride but a great conversation piece first generation Corvette. Every real Corvette collector has one!
7. 1956 - '57 - - Single headlights - 13 tooth grill - top fender scoops- waffle seats and door panels strong styling
8. 1973 - '75 CONVERTIBLES - - rubber bumpers. Very affordable for someone that must have an older convertible.
9. 1978 - - Silver Anniversary or Pace Cars. Try to buy 4 speeds, L-82's, and/or low miles very popular with the working man or woman.
10. 1982 - - Collector Edition - First year of crossfire injection, two-tone paint, hatchback, and last year of '68 to '82 body/frame configuration. Also, first year the Corvette MSP hit over $20,000.00 buy low miles.
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