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Florida Dealer Refuses To Sell 2023 Corvette Z06 3LZ for $122,000, Are They Stuck With It?

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 3LZ in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic 27 photos
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April and May have brought with them a lot of meaningful data regarding C8 Corvette Z06 pricing on the used car market. These models never used to sell at under MSRP before, but in recent months, we’ve seen multiple instances where the owners were “forced” to accept less than what the car was worth originally.
For instance, in April we saw a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible 3LZ exchange hands for $154,000, despite being purchased new by the seller for $161,895. Meanwhile, last month a Z06 Coupe 2LZ went for just $117,000 at auction. Its MSRP was $121,575. Granted, these aren’t massive differences, but compared to what’s been happening in the past year or so? It marks a major shift in the market.

The car we’re looking at here is a 2023 Corvette Z06 Coupe 3LZ, and when it was brand-new it cost $128,820 courtesy of a New Hampshire dealership. It now resides with a dealer out of Florida who refused to sell for $122,000 and I “fear” they would have been wise to take that offer and move on.

This isn’t a “delivery miles example”, nor is it a flagship spec. These types of Z06 models are unlikely to sell for over MSRP anymore.

Visually, we’re dealing with an Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic exterior, chrome badging, black exhaust tips, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, plus a set of 20” and 21” Spider forged alloy wheels with 275/30 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires at the front and 345/25 rubber at the rear. This Vette also comes with a front-axle lift system, red-painted calipers, and active safety tech such as rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and front and rear cameras.

Meanwhile, interior features include the heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable GT2 bucket seats (trimmed in Jet Black leather), the Stealth trim package, a 14-speaker Bose sound system, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a heated, carbon fiber and leather-trimmed steering wheel. The digital odometer shows 2,100 miles (nearly 3,400 km).

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 3LZ in Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic
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As for performance, there’s plenty of grunt to go around. Power comes from a 5.5-liter LT6 V8 unit, factory rated at 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Everything gets sent to the rear wheels via a Tremec TR-9080 eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Say what you will about the Z06, but you can never call it slow. In fact, this is a genuine 10-second car over a quarter mile, which would make Dominic Toretto proud. Actually, I think I need to stop using that Fast and Furious analogy, because 10-second cars may have been impressive by 2000 standards, but in 2024, you’ve got Tesla Plaids and Demon 170s to worry about.

Still, a modern-day Z06 will get you to 60 mph in about 2.6 seconds, which is properly fast by any standards.
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About the author: Sergiu Tudose
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Sergiu got to experience both American and European car "scenes" at an early age (his father drove a Ford Fiesta XR2 supermini in the 80s). After spending over 15 years at local and international auto publications, he's starting to appreciate comfort behind the wheel more than raw power and acceleration.
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