Selling a 1,000-hp C8 may be tough to live down, though.
The C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is in high demand, and many dealers and owners have been asking insane prices for these cars. In fact, in the video we're about to present to you, the dealer rep speaking says that his company sells the car for as much as $125,000, despite the fact that the most expensive model has a base MSRP of only around $72k. But some examples are certainly worth shelling out a little extra for, and one that definitely qualifies is Emelia Hartford's 1,000-horsepower quarter-mile world record holder. She's just been made a cash offer for the car, and the amount offered is revealed from the 17-minute mark.
As Hartford says, the car is a world record holder but isn't perfect as the clutches need to be replaced. That said, in one of her earlier videos, she says that were it not for sponsorship, she would have had to spend a total of $150,000 on the car and its modifications to get it to where it is now. With a cash offer of $180,000, that would put her $30k in the black and allow her to either build another, faster C8 or move on to something sexier. She does seem to be keeping tabs on the prices of used Ferrari 458 Italia models...
It's a fair offer, we think, but as is usually the case with car sales - especially from people who "really, really, really, really" (say the word seven times) wanna buy a unique vehicle - we suspect that the potential buyer is starting a little on the low side. As one of the comments suggests, if Hartford elects to replace the clutches first, she may be able to bag $200k for the car. That said, those aforementioned sponsors may request that she holds on to the car a little longer. Whatever happens, it's quite clear that buying a C8 is not something you do with lean pockets.