2022 Chevrolet Corvette to Sell for More Than Retail Price

A brand new 2022 Chevrolet Stingray C8 3LT Corvette will be going under the hammer completely unreserved this Saturday the 25th of June with bids already almost exceeding $75,000 over the original retail price.

These vehicles are in extremely high demand with wait times exceeding 2 years, which has seen the value dramatically increase.

“These vehicles usually retail for around $160,000 and the current bid online for this Corvette is $235,00 due to the long wait times on the vehicle,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“Like many classics over the past couple years, we have seen increased demand and prices skyrocketing due to the rareness and significance of the cars,” said Mr. Hames.

“This is a very unique vehicle, we haven’t seen anything of this late model in our normal classic car auctions but we’re excited by the amount of enquiry that has been pouring in from people looking to get their hands on this vehicle from all over the country,” continued Mr. Hames.

The 2022 Corvette comes with a bonus 3-year factory GM special vehicles warranty plus an additional 3 years.

It can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in just 3.1 seconds reaching a top speed of 312kph and it is indicating only 14 kilometres on the clock. 

It isn’t the first time that Lloyds has seen vehicles sell for more than the original retail price. Earlier in March this year Lloyds auctioned second-hand Tesla’s for higher prices than their original price where a 2022 Tesla Model 3 sold for $73,000 when it normally retailed for $68,000.

It’s also not limited to just vehicles but extends to other luxury investments including high end watch brands such as Rolex where in February a stainless Rolex Daytona sold for over $50,000 with the original retail price being just over $13,000 at Lloyds.

There are over 420 classic cars going under the hammer on Saturday 25th June from 10:00am as part of Lloyds Auctions Grand Carmada Event alongside the Chevrolet Corvette.

This includes a 1985 Holden HDT VK SS Group A Blue Meanie that has had just one owner from new and Peter Brock’s personal Blue Meanie which is up for tender.

You can view the 2022 Chevrolet Stingray C8 3LT Corvette here or watch a video of the Chevrolet Stingray here.

You can view Peter Brock’s Blue Meanie here and the other genuine Blue Meanie here.

You can view the entire classic car catalogue here or visit www.lloydsauctions.com.au for more information.

Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.