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The Top Two Cheapest Corvettes From Each Generation At Mecum Tulsa 2024

For Mecum's 2024 Tulsa auction, CorvSport flipped the script and went bargain hunting!

A "cheap" C1 from Mecum Tulsa

Since January’s Kissimmee auction, Mecum has offered enthusiasts a whopping 1,134 Corvettes across five venues, with a remarkable 802 hammering off to new owners. While Tulsa’s offering of 56 Corvettes was a bit on the thin side, the Oklahoma event stormed through to garner this year’s best sales percentage, with an impressive 80% finding a new home.

For today’s Tulsa coverage, CorvSport decided to flip the script with some bargain hunting and highlight the cheapest sales from each generation. We’ve noticed certain generations often get overlooked in the flurry of “most expensive” coverage, most notably the C4. During these times when everything seems to be getting more expensive, especially collector cars, let CorvSport encourage you by showcasing some of the Tulsa deals. Interestingly, despite these intentions, our list of the cheapest Corvettes still managed to sweep up the top two highest Corvette sales. You’ll see why soon.

Why We Track Mecum

This sales summary illustrates how spectacular Mecum is for Corvettes and why CorvSport diligently follows them (click each for our archived coverage):

  • Kissimmee 2024: 527 Corvettes offered with 72% selling
  • Glendale 2024: 136 Corvettes offered with 64% selling
  • Houston 2024: 83 Corvettes offered with 71% selling
  • Indy 2024: 332 Corvettes offered with 70% selling
  • Tulsa 2024: 56 Corvettes offered with 80% selling
  • TOTAL To Date: 1,134 Corvettes offered with 70.7% selling

These numbers continue to cement Mecum’s claim to the “Undisputed Champion of Collector Car Auctions” title. Now, let’s dive in!

The Top Two Cheapest Corvettes From Each Generation


Cheapest C1: $60,500

  • 1960 Corvette 350/350 HP Convertible
  • Odometer Reads: 10,000 miles
  • Turbo 350 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C1: $71,500

  • 1960 Corvette Convertible 4-Speed Manual
  • Odometer Reads: 71,884 miles
  • Period correct Chevrolet V8 engine
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


“Cheapest” and Only C2: $126,500

  • 1967 Corvette 427/400 HP Convertible
  • Odometer Reads: 43,082 miles
  • 1 of 2,101 Corvettes fitted with the L68 engine in 1967
  • This is our first outlier, as this C2 was Tulsa’s 2nd highest Corvette sale and the only C2 at the venue.
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


Cheapest C3: $8,800

  • 1978 Corvette 350/220 HP Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 17,291 miles
  • Corvette Dark Blue Metallic with Jon Kosmoski trim
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C3: $11,000

  • 1981 Corvette 383/360 HP Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 19,854 miles
  • 60 miles on rebuilt engine and automatic transmission
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


Cheapest C4: $9,350

  • 1994 Corvette LT1 Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 144,587 miles
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • New glass top and recovered bucket seats
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C4: $9,900

  • 1992 Corvette LT1 Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 118,703 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Leather interior with dual power seats
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


Cheapest C5: $15,400

  • 2001 Corvette LS1 Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 86,015 miles
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Heads-up display with memory package
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C5: $24,200

  • 1998 Corvette LS1 Convertible
  • Odometer Reads: 7,427 miles
  • 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • Clean Carfax, laminated window sticker, Corvette introduction VHS tape
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


Cheapest C6: $22,000

  • 2008 Corvette LS3 2LT Convertible
  • Odometer Reads: 66,069 miles
  • Automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Finished in Atomic Orange with a black leather interior
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C6: $29,700

  • 2008 Corvette LS3 3LT Convertible
  • Odometer Reads: 38,022 miles
  • Automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Magnetic selective ride control, heads-up display, navigation
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


Cheapest C7: $48,400

  • 2018 Corvette Stingray LT1 Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 36,527 miles
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Brembo 4-piston brake calipers
  • Finished in Long Beach Red Metallic paint
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C7: $62,700

  • 2014 Corvette Stingray LT1 3LT Z51 Convertible
  • Odometer Reads: 21,065 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Laguna Blue exterior with ceramic coating
  • Full Mecum Listing Here


“Cheapest” C8: $143,000

  • 2024 Corvette Z06 2LZ Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 140 miles
  • This is our second outlier, as this C8 Z06 was Tulsa’s HIGHEST Corvette sale and 1 of only 2 C8s at the venue.
  • Jake C8R graphic package with hood and rear graphics
  • GT2 heated and ventilated power bucket seats
  • Due to the manufacturer-imposed six month hold window, this vehicle’s factory warranty will not transfer to the new buyer.
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

2nd Cheapest C8: $ Indeterminable

  • 2022 Corvette Stingray LT2 2LT Z51 Coupe
  • Odometer Reads: 9,243 miles
  • 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Finished in Red Mist metallic tint coat paint
  • Heated and ventilated GT1 bucket seats
  • This C8 was part of a “Private No-Reserve Collection,” where some of the sales prices did not populate.
  • Full Mecum Listing Here

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*All images credited to Mecum Auctions