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C8 Market Milestone: Minnesota Dealer Now Discounting Two New C8s Five Digits

Check out the details on this breaking and historic moment for C8 market pricing!

Just before the weekend, a Minnesota Chevrolet dealer decided to get aggressive on not one but two of the 2024 C8s they had in inventory. Surprisingly, at the time of publication, these two Corvettes were the only two C8s they had on their lot, and both were recently posted on a popular Facebook page for $10,000 off MSRP!

What makes this so remarkable? Well, if you’re a Corvette junkie like myself, you may have noticed the bizarre Corvette pricing and demand that began to creep into the market at the beginning of 2020, what I dubbed as the “Covid Phenomenon.” In short, a perfect storm occurred, with the revolutionary C8 creating unprecedented demand, in concert with lots of money being pumped into the system (leading to increased discretionary spending on toys), topped off with supply chain issues, which got so bad production for the C8 was halted. Our own Scott Kolecki did a story on that in 2021.

The insanity in the Corvette market hit its apex in 2023 when GM felt compelled to initiate an anti-flipping policy for the C8 Z06. The policy, detailed here, did nothing to curtail Chevy dealerships from tacking on large markups and only truly hurt the second buyer if the first flipped their Z06 before the six-month period was up. The market finally started settling down through middle to late 2023, and now, with these latest $10,000 discounts, we have officially reached some level of normalcy. Both of these deals are already showing pending, so if you are shopping (and on Facebook), the page you want to be on is C8 Corvettes at ≤ MSRP.

Five Digit Deal #1

MSRP: $98,560

Dealer’s Price: $88,560

Five Digit Deal #2

MSRP: $103,810

Dealer’s Price: $93,810

How is this dealer doing this? Are they really taking a loss?

Sentiment from the Community

The Typical Skeptic

The dealer responded that they did not have any frivolous add-ons and only a $200 dealer fee.

4/09/2024 Update: The “World’s Largest Corvette Dealer” gets in on the action with some substantial discounts of its own!

So, CorvSport readers, do you think this is truly the end of the ridiculous dealer markups or just a pause in the insanity? If you want to keep up to date with all the fresh Corvette news and maintain a pulse on the lifestyle and culture of this exciting, iconic brand, CorvSport has the fastest-growing Corvette community on our Facebook page, with over 173,000 followers (54,000 since January 2023!). Come join other hardcore enthusiasts and say hello, Douglas B.

Note: CorvSport has no affiliation with these dealers, nor were we compensated for this market feature.