Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3
You’d be forgiven for thinking that all 1970s performance cars have soared in value – particularly if you’ve been looking at Porsches and Fords, but the Stingray proves that you can still get plenty of punch at real world prices. Even in today’s buoyant market you can pick a good one up for around £15k – barely £5k more than you’d have paid back in 2002. Its 1960s Sting Ray predecessor, by comparison, has more than doubled in price – the car you’d have once paid £19k for is now
fetching close to £55,000.
THE CCW VIEW
The original Sting Ray (note it’s two words) has a certain halo effect over the rest of the Corvette range and buyers pay accordingly for it, but the later C3 model has yet to pick up the same following. The left-hand-drive only format, V8 thirst and the fact that it was never sold new in Britain also limit its wider appeal. But it’s a V8 muscle car for Ford Focus money. David Simister