Boasting a flat-plane-crank V8 wail and impressive mid-engined driving dynamics, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is a hugely desirable machine, and as such, every unit that hits the auction block is quickly scooped up for big bucks. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that this 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible 70th Anniversary Edition just changed hands for an eye-watering $275,000, or $302,500 including the 10 percent auction commission.
The Vette in question was up for grabs as Lot S87 at the recent Mecum Auctions event in Glendale, Arizona. A video captured at the event documents the moment the 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible 70th Anniversary Edition was sold.
GM unveiled the 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition early last year, acknowledging the sports car’s seven-decade history with a selection of unique bits and pieces. All 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition models are finished in one of two unique exterior colors, including either White Peal Metallic Tri-coat with optional Satin Gray stripes, or Carbon Flash Metallic with optional Satin Black stripes. This particular model is an example of the former and does not include the stripes.
In the corners, we spot a set of Spider Graphite aluminum wheels with a red stripe, sized at 20 inches in front and 21 inches in the rear. There’s also 70th Anniversary badging in various locations around the vehicle.
Inside, this 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition is equipped with Torch Red seat belts, a suede steering wheel, and eight-way power GT2 bucket seats. There’s also an 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen and customizable 12-inch diagonal color display for the driver. Further infotainment goodies include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the Performance Data and video recorder.
Under the body panels, the 2023 Corvette Z06 rides on the GM Y2 platform, while behind the cabin, the sports car draws motivation from the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine. Output is rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.