As 2023 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Corvette, the longest running nameplate of any car currently on the road, Corvette will naturally be building the 70th Anniversary Edition packages for the Stingray and the Z06.
The 70th Anniversary Edition Corvettes will be available in one of two colors that are unique to the package – an all-new White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat or Carbon Flash Metallic. Stripes will also be available in Satin Gray or Satin Black, respectively. The brake calipers will be finished in Edge Red to complete the look.
On the inside there will be two-tone Ceramic leather GT2 or Competition Sport seats, complemented with red stitching, red seatbelts, and sueded microfiber inserts for the seats and steering wheel. The 70th Anniversary Edition logo will appear on the seats, steering wheel, and sill plates along with unique exterior badging that will include a special Corvette crossflags logo.
The engine covers will be finished in Edge Red on the Stingray coupe versions of the 70th Anniversary Edition Corvette which should make for a very striking look.
This package will be available later this year on the 2023 Corvette Stingray 3LT and Z06 3LZ models, both coupes and convertibles. To see what it will look like you can check out the 2023 Corvette Z06 visualizer on Chevrolet’s website.
Even if your 2023 Corvette isn’t equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition package, you’ll still get a commemorative anniversary plaque on the center speaker grille and a graphic in the lower rear window.
Corvette is teaming up with Barrett-Jackson to raise money for Operation Homefront, a nonprofit focused on building strong, stable, and secure military families who are able to thrive, not just struggle to get by when they return to the communities they worked so hard to protect. The first retail production mid-engine Corvette Z06 will be a 70th Anniversary Edition and that car – VIN 001 – will cross the auction block at Barrett-Jackson on Saturday, January 29. 100% of the hammer price will benefit Operation Homefront.
Not only is it VIN 001, and not only is it a Z06, and not only is it a 70th Anniversary Edition, but this will raise money for a charity Chevrolet has supported since 2017 so the sky’s the limit in this bidding war.