Among the updates introduced for the Chevy Corvette C8’s 2023 model year is the new Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition, which upgrades the sports car’s styling with a selection of unique bits and pieces. The 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition also included a set of special travel bags. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition no longer includes the travel bags.
More specifically, the item in question is called the 70th Anniversary set of premium leather weekend / travel bags (RPO code SO1), and is included and only available in conjunction with the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package (RPO code Y70).
It’s unclear at this time if the travel bags will become available again before the 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package is retired with the end of production for the 2023 model-year Chevy Corvette. It’s also unclear if pricing for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package will change following unavailability of the premium leather weekend / travel bags. For now at least, the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package is priced at $5,995.
Beyond the unavailable travel bags, the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package still includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 19-inch front/20-inch rear 20-spoke Carbon Flash-painted forged aluminum wheels with Red stripe (Q9A)
- Edge Red-painted calipers (J6N)
- Rear fascia/roof storage protector in Black with embroidered crossed flags logo (VTB)
- Ceramic White leather seating surfaces with Red stitching (HV1)
- Torch Red seat belt color (3F9)
- 70th anniversary exterior badging and logo on wheel caps, seats, steering wheel and sill plates
- Unique VIN sequence
The 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package is only offered in conjunction with Carbon Flash Metallic paint (paint code GAR) or White Pearl Metallic Tricoat paint (paint code G1W). The package is available for both the 2023 Corvette Stingray and 2023 Corvette Z06.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, with production taking place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.