There’s certainly no shortage of fans or potential owners when it comes to the 2023 Corvette Z06, with hordes of folks clamoring to park the mid-engine sports car in their driveway. That said, two examples recently went up for auction and failed to sell.
As initially spotted by Corvette Blogger, the two 2023 Corvette Z06 auctions in question were held at Bring a Trailer and Cars and Bids. Over in the Bring a Trailer camp, Blasius Chevrolet Cadillac in Connecticut was offering up a 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 3LZ 70th Anniversary Edition Convertible with just 15 miles on the clock. The exterior is covered in White Pearl Metallic, while the interior presents Ceramic White Leather upholstery. A set of staggered 20-inch and 21-inch Spider Graphite Forged wheels ride in the corners, while Carbon Flash was applied to the nacelles and sideview mirrors. The body also rocks a pair of full-length Satin Matrix Gray racing stripes, which complement the White Pearl Metallic with a subtle dash of extra customization.
Critically, because the car was offered direct from a dealer, the buyer would enjoy the full warranty, unlike those buyers who opt to purchase a new Z06 sold prior to completion of the six-month ownership requirement. The final bid placed was set at $222,000, a whopping $75,660 over the sticker price of $146,340. Nevertheless, the bid failed to meet reserve, and the car did not sell.
Meanwhile, over at Cars and Bids, seller Automarketinggroup1975 offered up a 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 Coupe with just 250 miles on the clock. The exterior is covered in Black paint, which is matched to an Adrenaline Red / Black interior. The cabin space also boasts heated and ventilated power-adjustable GT2 seats. Notably, this particular would not include the warranty, as it would not meet the six-month ownership requirement. The final high bid was $178,569, or $47,314 over MSRP, but again, the sale didn’t follow through.
Notably, Corvette Blogger later posted a story about a new 2023 Corvette Z06 that sold on Bring a Trailer for about $99,000 over MSRP, so clearly there’s still plenty of demand, even with the current sky-high prices.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Corvette draws motivation from the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin, the C8 Corvette Z06 rides on the same Y2 platform as the C8 Corvette Stingray, with production taking place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.