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Is anyone out there thinking that their Z may become a collector car in the future ? I've made very few mods and have saved ALL original parts which have been taken off (ie., oil filter, interior visor labels, etc.) I know that original parts for some cars are worth huge $$$ once they become obsolete.
Personally, I'm driving the car (and racing the car) and not too worried about future value but, I thought I'd ask the question.
 

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It won't be any more collectible than any other Corvette made in your year....not limited production, not special edition....nothing anymore "collector" about it. ;)
 

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Tamu, I disagree a bit..............;)

I once thought like you......( scary huh??)..;)

What I am seeing has changed my mind somewhat.....

Z's are relatively rare......compared to reg C5's.....

The major stickler to this is the fact that many, and I mean MANY of these cars, are not being left stock.

A TON are being raced, modded to hades, and will enter an early grave..........

While I, as an elderly fart, will never see this happen, you will......

Unless you become part of 190...........prematurely..........:(
 

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I think that an original, low mileage, optioned out, Speedway White 2001 Z06 will some day (25 years from now) be the collectable Z06.

That and the first car off the line, and the last car - and of course not to forget the 15 with the mod yellow seats.. ;)
 

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A Speedway White Collector Item

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I think that an original, low mileage, optioned out, Speedway White 2001 Z06 will some day (25 years from now) be the collectable Z06.

That and the first car off the line, and the last car - and of course not to forget the 15 with the mod yellow seats.. ;)
At age 79 I will leave the Z06 to my son who will be 56 then and only if he promises to leave it to my granddaughter who will be 30 at that time . If he gives it to her when he is 79 she will be 53 at that time. I can safely say that my 2001 Speedway White Z06 (first white one off the line) will be a collector item. But them that is just my humble opinion.... Bill
 

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I have to go with Tamu on this one.

Mayble collectible is too broad a term. That implies some rarity, but they are too plentiful and made in too many model years to fit that definition. At 8,000+ units per year that only varied cosmetically, I cant see what's 'collectible' about them. If there were a supercharged option or whatnot making a few stand out, then you'd have somthing.

Now if you asked if it will be more desireable. Then yes. It would be more desireable than a standard coupe of that year and will always maintain a residual cost edge.

If you want a recent example, look at the SS Camaro. Its better than a standard Camaro, but isn't rare, just more desirable. But then there is the 35th anniversary variant of the SS. Smaller numbers and already on the future collectable list because there is a difference that makes if stand out over an regular SS and is the last of its generation.
 

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Guys, save all your original parts and paperwork, documentation, etc, and by all means keep your original motor! In 20 years, depending on what the C6's are like and other variables, Z's could be worth quite a bit. I have a '66 427/450 matching number car that could go for as much as $90,000, and they made about 4,000 of those in '66. The Z production is about twice as much (~8000), but that should still make it pretty rare in the future. Less than half of the 60's big blocks that were made are still in existence. 67 427/435's are going for up to $125,000 now, and I think they made about 4,000 of those also. When the young kids that see the Z's now and really want one get in their 30's and 40's, they will be looking for Z's. A newer model will just not be the same to them as their first love. I think V1 Vipers will be very collectible in the future too, especially with the new V2 look, which is not as stylish IMHO.

Just go to www.corvettemike.com and look at the prices of some of the older Vettes.
 

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IMHO - any vette when it is over 20 years old in mint condition will start to appreciate. :D The Z06 a collector, maybe not with the z06 high production numbers.:roll: :roll:

I purchased a new 1996 GS Vert mainly because their are only 190 made. Many have been wrecked or modded now so hopefully it will be a collector (right Hutch?).:thumb:
 

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Well one of the reasons I purchased an 03' Z06 is because I figured that if I not only had a Z06 but a Z06 with the Anneversiary badge that it might make a difference some day or maybe even become more of a collectable....HOWEVER...

That's not the main reason I bought the Z of course.....I bought the Z cause it puts a smile on my face that's hard to remove everytime I sit in the sucker. :)

I have to agree with Sanford....If you wan to make an investment there are probably better options.

--Jerome
 

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Boy, some of you guys are long-termers. I have some bad news for you. Your car has a long way to go down in value, before it hits bottom and starts back up. Investment wise, you would probably be better putting your money into passbook savings account.:lol:
 

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Boy, some of you guys are long-termers. I have some bad news for you. Your car has a long way to go down in value, before it hits bottom and starts back up. Investment wise, you would probably be better putting your money into passbook savings account.:lol:
I'll agree with my Michigan friend up in the great white north! Is there any snow up there yet? :cheers:
 

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Yeah, it will but will you still be alive in the 35 or 40 years that it will take to achieve that. It will be just lke any other car that gets into it's 30 to 40 year vintage. Will it be as valuable a 63 Z06 is now, not likely since '01 had 5000+ and 02 had 8000+ and 03 will probably be that much again. So, would I count on it making money for you, I don't think so. Drive it now like it is meant to be driven.

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I've been watching old Vette prices for years....go to auctions, Bloomington Gold, talk to collector friends, so on and so forth.

One theme I noticed is that the "high dollar" collector cars are usually low mileage, completely stock, and have rare options. They also travel in enclosed trailers, and it takes at least 20 years to start appreciating in price.

Check out a monthly publication called "Vette-N-Vestments." It is a Corvette Market Letter published by A&B Investments, Ltd in Greensboro NC. The Editor is Bob Kroupa. Bob and his staff track used Vette prices across the country and publish the results of all the major Vette auctions. The address is PO Box 77764, Greensboro, NC, 27417-7764. Phone 336--856-9733. email is [email protected]

Here are a few examples of the Carlisle auction: '53 Vet sold at $170,000....'61 Fuelie sold at $50,000....'67 Big Blcok "no sale" at $92,000. Interesting to note that an '02 Electron Blue with 3,800 miles sold at Carlisle for $45,000, and an '03 Annv Roadster with 3.0 miles sold for $60,000!

Hope this helps!

Zippy :z: :z:
 

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The Z is the first car that I've owned that I definitely plan to "keep", even if I buy another Vette down the road. The funny thing is, nowhere in any of my thoughts about it have I ever considered its "collectibility" or "long term value". I just really love the car, and it has personal meaning for me for a bunch of reasons. What I "collect", whether cars or motorcycles, I do out of feeling, not finance.

My 30 year old Z will have lotsa miles!
 

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With a few over 6,000 made over two years, I am suspecting that the '99 and '00 FRCs/Hardtops become somewhat collectible. However, having said that, I suspect that mine will not be cherry, or low mileage when all that occurs! It is just too damned much fun! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Having said that! If you feel silly and come at me with 40k+, I suspect something could be worked out! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dan "Executive VP, Father Larry Fan Club" Farmer :lol:
 

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Speedway white with mod red interior at <1000 miles should be worth a few bucks in 30 years, but who wants to let a car like these site in a garage? Of course, you could donate such a car to the Z06Vette.com Collector Garage :D

Drive those cars, that's what Chevy builds em for!

JC
 
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