By R.J. Schmieder • Photography by Colin Date
Future Collectible: 2013 Corvette 427: The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertibles are no longer being built (since the new 2014 C7s are well into their production cycle), but these special Corvettes will become highly sought after and collectible from here on in. With a limited production run of 2552 units and the highest priced model in 2013 (at $76,900), the 427 Convertible basically has guaranteed collectability written all over it.
These cars were made as convertibles only, but had the Z06 elements. The 427 LS7 was rated at 505 horsepower and, like the Z06, it had a dry sump oil system. Many features of the ZR-1 were also included in this special package, such as the rear spoiler, carbon fiber hood, fenders and floor panels.
The 427 Convertibles came in 10 color options, but the Inferno Orange will be the rarest of them all with only 17 produced. Your basic white was the most popular with 1181 units being sprayed this color. So if you are looking to invest, get one of the Inferno Orange (17), Blade Silver (56), Supersonic Blue (28) or Velocity Yellow (94) versions, which saw the smallest production runs.
These special cars will eventually join those many other collectible Corvettes, such as the 1957 Fuel Injected Corvette and the 1967 L-88. GM combined looks and performance to finish out the production run of the C6 generation.
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