The Final Corvette C5 Ever Built Will Set You Back $1 Million

Corvette enthusiasts are among the most fanatical in the industry, and when it comes to the first and last units of a particular model, examples have been known to sell for over seven figures. Now, we can add another Vette to that list.

What we have here is the very last C5-generation Chevrolet Corvette ever built, and with a $1 million asking price, it certainly isn’t cheap. However, it could be worth exactly how much the seller is asking.

In 2013, the first C7 Corvette was sold for $1.1 million, and a few months later, the first C7 Convertible fetched $1 million. Even the first Z06 Coupe sold for exactly $1 million in 2015 and pundits believe that the final unit of a Corvette generation produced is just as valuable as the first.

The C5 in question is said to be in pristine condition and actually has no previous owners according to Carfax and has never been registered. It also has just 29 miles on the clock and still wears all of the factory plastic, stickers and labels.

Currently on loan to the National Corvette Museum and for sale from Buyavette, the car really is a time capsule back to July 1, 2004, the date when it rolled off the production line.

So, is it pricey? You bet. Is is also a good investment? Can’t tell for sure, but it’s very likely.


  • You Can Have It

    Sadly, not even remotely interested…

    • LJ

      You couldn’t afford if you were.

      • You Can Have It

        My interest in Corvettes are with the 1957 and 1967. After that, Corvette never really made anything worthwhile.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Well you commented so you were at least slightly interested.

  • TheBelltower

    I will set me back exactly $0 because it’s of no interest to me. If one of these nasty things were parked on my street, property values would decline.

    • Six_Tymes

      you should do stand up comedy, and call yourself the negative comedian!

      • TheBelltower

        And you should see me when I’m having a bad day.

  • Craig

    I think it’s nicer looking than the new ones. But a million dollars? Yikes!

    • Gustavo Adriano

      And that automatic transmission with that cream/gray interior would less, at least, about of 100k IMO…
      I love the exterior design of this generation of Vette, I think it’s better than the current model e a little better than the C6, but a still don’t know why automaker in that time usually build sports cars with “lookalike sedans” interior, just like Ford Mustang… So boring.

      • T_Cake

        Acres of beige plastic…

  • kimbentsen

    Gray plastic bonanza.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Yes folks you can own this piece of sshhistory with the same interior as a 2004 S10 Blazer for that’s right! $1M…complete with all the factory rattles.

    Dream on brother…Although they do say, a fool and his money soon part ways.

  • john1168

    Too bad it doesn’t have the 6 speed manual. I wonder how much the seller paid for it?

    • Corvette Museum

      Just taxes… the owner won the car from us in a raffle.

  • CRAZY.

  • Merc1

    NO way, it’s junk.


  • Six Thousand Times

    I have a soft spot for C5s but no.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’ll take one C7 Grand Sport, please.

  • Howstar

    That over any of the cars in the background….. no no

  • Vassilis

    hahahahaha OK…

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    For those who have the money, its simply another toy to have.

  • key

    abysmal fit and finish

  • Blade t

    Be great to buy it and daily drive it lol….

  • KSegg

    If this was a 1967 Stingray 427 (be it first, last, or hell, in the middle -who cares it’s a 427!) I would completely understand the asking price.

    But a C5?