Commemorative Collector Edition & Anniversary Edition Models

January 13, 2012

Rare and low-production examples of the Corvette have been around since its 1953 introduction, but Chevrolet didn't begin building commemorative models until 1978, when the 25th Anniversary model - also know as the Silver Anniversary Corvette - was offered. The Corvette was in its third generation then and at the close of the epoch in 1982, a Collectors Edition was offered, as well.

Those special models launched what has become a tradition for the Corvette, which has offered milestone anniversary and generational collector-edition models ever since. The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible represents the first time a Collector Edition and Anniversary Edition are being offered in the same year - and available on the same car.

Below is a list of the Collector Edition & Anniversary Edition models, as well as production numbers and their distinguishing features.

1978  25th Anniversary
Two-tone silver exterior with gray leather interior
1982  Collector Edition
 Silver-beige exterior color with lower graphic accent; silver-beige leather interior; bronze-tinted roof panels; cast aluminum "fin" wheels and unique VIN identification
1988  35th Anniversary
 White lower body with white 17-in wheels, with black roof and dark removable roof panel; special badging and embroidered seat logos; all-white leather interior
1993  40th Anniversary
 First Anniversary model offered in coupe and convertible body styles; Ruby Red exterior with special badging; Ruby Red leather-covered seats
1996  Collector Edition
 Sebring Silver exterior with special badging; silver 17-inch ZR-1 style wheels; "Collector Edition" - embroidered seats; optional LT4 5.7L engine with 330hp
2003  50th Anniversary
 Special 50th Anniversary Red exterior; specific badging and champagne-color five-spoke wheels; Shale leather-trimmed interior
2004  Commemorative Edition
 Coupe & convertible models in LeMans Blue with Shale leather-trimmed interior; Z06 model in LeMans Blue with silver stripe graphics and carbon fiber hood
(coupe /conv)
2,025 (Z06)
2013  60th Anniversary

 427 Convertible Collector Edition
 Arctic White with Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior and blue top (conv); special badging; optional stripe package; 60th logo gauge cluster and sill plates

427 Convertible Collector Edition with LS7 engine; carbon fiber hood, fenders and floor panels; 19-in / 20-in wheels with Michelin PS2 tires; std Magnetic Selective Ride Control; 427 hood badges


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