Article: Rarely Seen: The Five Rarest Corvettes Money Can Buy

December 29, 2020

By Rory Jurnecka writer for RM Sotheby's

The Chevrolet Corvette is, simply put, an American icon. Earning the unofficial title of "America's Sports Car," Chevy has sold roughly 1.5 million of the fiberglass-bodied machines since it threw the switch on production in 1953. Just 300 C1 Corvettes were hand-built that first year on Chevy's Flint, Michigan, assembly line, all with "Blue Flame" straight-six engines, Polo White paint jobs, and two-speed automatic transmissions, making the 1953 version a rare Corvette, but not that rare. We've rounded up the five rarest Corvettes and, it may be interesting to note, each entry on our list of rarest Corvettes were built within the span of about a decade, from the early 1960s to the early 1970s.

Read More: Click Here to read about the rarest Corvettes and what they have sold for. After reading this article, go to the next one to see how the Corvette ZL1 ranks with the twelve rarest cars ever built.

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