It might be a bit tricky to buy a new C8 Corvette if you haven’t already ordered one.
We’re going to just come right out and say it: the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the most anticipated car in recent memory. People want it. Lots of people. Especially since a mid-engine, near-500-hp supercar starting at just $60,000 is an affordable way to get an incredible amount of performance.
The new Corvette is a steal. All the reviews have said that it makes the previous Stingray look like a wounded duck. It’s no wonder that the hype surrounding this car is so thick you can cut it with a knife and serve it up as a way to wean people off of heroin.
However, GM has already said that they won’t be making an infinite number of Corvettes, and it’s entirely probable that demand will far outstrip supply. And in a sign that just might be the case, we have our first ridiculous markup for a new 2020 Corvette spotted online.
The eBay listing isn’t actually for a car--it’s for a build slot for a 1LT 2020 Corvette. The 1LT might be the most basic trim level, but it’s still got all the important performance features, and this one also has the Z51 Performance Package for 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Other features include an Arctic White paint job, Competition seats, Carbon Flash mirrors, and silver-painted rims.
Asking price for this build slot? A cool $110,000 USD, including a $500 immediate deposit and another $5,000 deposit payable via PayPal within the first 48 hours.
If we were to price this particular car out on the Chevy configurator, we'd arrive at a little over $68,000. That means the seller is asking for over a third on top of MSRP, and it's not even for a car you'll get right away. The pricier 2LT and 3LT trims will almost certainly be built first, and the 1LT trims will arrive at dealers later on in 2020.
Then again, if you missed out on the first round of orders, this might be the only way to get a new Corvette. We'll have to see what availability looks like in 2020, especially since the UAW strike set back production.