Chevrolet The Corvette is a beloved sports car widely recognized for its performance, prestige and elegance. Seen almost everywhere you turn, including TV shows and car magazines, the Corvette has been synonymous with adventure and freedom since the early ’60s. When kept in pristine condition, the value of Corvettes can increase astronomically, with many examples earning millions of dollars over the decades.
The Chevrolet Camaro is a popular American pony car that has won the hearts of millions since it was first launched in 1966. Today, in its sixth generation, the Camaro is going strong in both performance and sales. While some classic Camaros can be collected for as low as $10,000, others are up for auction for millions of dollars. So here are the most expensive Corvettes and Camaros ever sold at auction.
10 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Stingray Convertible – $3.4 Million
The Chevrolet Corvette L88 Stingray Convertible is an iconic performance car that beat the ZR1 upgrades of its time. Thanks to the incredibly rare and iconic Stingray design, and impressive punch, these 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Stingray Convertibles are auctioned in Dallas for $3.4 million.
The L88 trim is not only rare, it is a secret model with no form of advertising to the public. It was released at a time when the Convertible was starting to be considered unsafe for strips and drag tracks.
9 1967 Chevrolet L88 Coupe – $3.85 Million
While there’s no documented history of the ’67 Chevrolet L88 Coupe on the track, like the Convertible variant, its main advantages are the roof, roll cage and heavy rear windshield. This particular L88 Coupe, sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in 2014 for $3.85 million, is the only 1967 L88 Corvette in a matching red-and-red color scheme.
The ’67 L88 Coupe comes with heavy-duty F41 suspension, 4-speed manual transmission and a highly underrated 430-hp V8 engine as independent tests show that the ’67 L88 Coupe produces up to 560 hp. The 1967 L88 Coupe is a multi-award winning performance car, with notable accolades such as the Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, and the Top Flight Award.
8 Chevy Corvette Z06 2023 – $3.6 Million
The first 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was picked up at the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction for $3.6 million, making it the second most expensive Corvette ever to be auctioned. The winning bid for the Corvette Z06 VIN001 2023 is from Hendrick Companies CEO Rick Hendrick, who was also the highest bidder for the first mid-engine Corvette Stingray two years ago.
The Corvette Z06 2023 comes with a naturally aspirated 5.5L LT6 V8 engine that produces 670 hp and 460 lb-ft of peak torque. All proceeds from the sale are donated to charities focused on raising strong, stable and secure military families.
7 1969 Chevy Corvette Rebel Convertible Race Car – $2.86 Million
The 1969 Chevy Corvette L88, commonly called the “Rebel Corvette” because of its resemblance to the Confederate flag, is one of the most famous race cars in IMSA and SCCA history. Don Yenko set a tri-oval GTO speed record with this Rebel Corvette, which sold for $2.86 million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in 2014.
After three successful years running in IMSA and SCCA competitions, the 1969 Rebel Corvette found its way into Alex Davidson’s garage for just $7,400 in 1972. Years later it was tracked down in a South Carolina landfill and restored to its original glory, and now needs a lot. money to get it.
6 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 – $2.7 Million
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 is a fun-to-drive sports car with excellent handling and a powerful V8 engine. The winning bid for the last Chevrolet Corvette C7, sold at Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in Connecticut, was $2.7 million.
All proceeds from the sale go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to the Towers Foundation, which provides mortgage-free homes to families of first responders who die in the line of duty. General Motors has long been a supporter of the Foundation and even submitted proceeds from the auction of the first production 2019 ZR1 to the same non-profit organization.
5 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – $650,000
The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 is a road race car with a set of curb-sucking tires, galvanic handling and a punchy little block V8. This 2014 Camaro Z/28 sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $650,000.
The best part about the auction is that every dollar from the sale goes to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The 2014 Camaro Z/28 typically retails for $75,000 and comes equipped with a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 that makes 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
4 2014 Chevy COPO Camaro – $700,000
The 2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro was sold alongside the 2014 Camaro Z/28 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector’s car auction, but cost $50,000 more. This 2014 COPO Camaro is one of only 69 units built and auctioned off for $700,000, almost double the price of the first 2013 COPO Camaro.
This 2014 COPO Camaro, built for drag racing, comes in an icy blue metallic satin paint scheme. While Chevrolet offers COPO buyers five engine options, this particular car features a 350cc LS-based V8 engine with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger.
3 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro Trans Am – $990,000
This 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro Trans Am was the first of only two examples built and driven by Mark Donohue to reach multiple podiums including Chevrolet’s first Trans-Am championship. This award coupled with a thorough restoration increased the value of a ’68 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro Trans Am and was purchased at an auction in Florida for $990,000.
The 420-hp 302cc V8 engine in the Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro is made by Traco Engineering and features a special oil “quick fill” that allows the driver to add pressurized oil quickly during pit stops.
2 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450 – $632,500
Not all ’60s muscle cars were factory-launched. The Chevy Yenko Super Camaro ’67 was developed by Don Yenko at his dealership in Pennsylvania. Yenko puts a 427cc V8 under the hood of a ’67 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro with an output of 450 horsepower.
The 1967 Yenko Super Camaro is a fairly rare item, with only 1,138 units made. It comes with a 4-speed manual transmission, Traction Master traction rod and adjustable header. This 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro, which retails for $632,500, is finished with Code EE Deepwater Blue Poly paint.
1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 – $1.1 Million
This 1969 Camaro ZL-1 was one of 69 units made, and the only one equipped with an NC8 chambered exhaust. Under the hood lies a 427cc V8 engine with a similar design to the most powerful iteration of the L88 aluminum head.
Despite sharing the L88’s 430-hp rating, it actually makes up to 500 hp. A ’69 Chevy Camaro ZL-1 is selling at a 2020 Scottsdale auction for $1.1 million.