2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06

Highlights

  • Only 30,000 miles from new 
  • Full service history from new 
  • Spent most of its life on salt-free Japanese roads
  • Scintillating lightweight 500bhp 7L manual Corvette
  • Genuine supercar level performance
  • Highly regarded car and very rare on these shores 

The Appeal 

We don’t envy the engineering team behind the Corvette C6. Pulling it out of the bag after six generations of America’s sports car was a high bar. 
Yet they delivered. And with the Z06 they created arguably one of the nation’s greatest ever two seaters. Light and devastatingly quick, the nimble 7 litre Z06 was a very American riposte to the European sports car invaders. 
America loves its Z06 but they are very rare cars on these shores. This very low mileage example’s bright yellow paintwork doesn’t mess around. It’s surely exactly the colour a Z06 should be. 
It has stood the test of time well thanks to very low mileage and spending most of its life - to 2018 - on the salt free roads of Japan. The maintenance file is more than a match for the condition, supporting the sparing use and showing regular servicing irrespective of mileage. 
The Z06 is a rare and interesting alternative to rivals from Germany and Italy. And definitely a viscerally exciting one. 



The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2006
  • Originally registered in Japan which has salt-free roads
  • Imported to UK from Japan in August 2018
  • Two registered keepers since arriving here
  • Current keeper since January 2022
  • Always garaged according to seller 
  • Sparingly used in UK which is confirmed by MOT history 
  • No advisories on last three MOTs including current test 
  • Current MOT to 8th August 2024 with 30,005 miles showing on test and no advisories 
  • Now showing 30,218 miles 
  • Japanese market handbooks with stamped servicing 
  • Helpful Post It notes showing servicing dates and mileages
  • Typed list of servicing from 2007 to 2018 with 12 entries to 32,543kms (20,221 miles)
  • Remote key fob and case
  • Alternator sourced in USA and replaced in November 2021
  • Repairs to wheels and electrics in May 2022 
  • Registration number not included in the sale but can be bought by separate negotiation



The Condition

  • Stand-out bright yellow paintwork in very good condition across bodywork 
  • Few if any obvious or minor marks to note across paintwork 
  • Straight fibreglass bodywork in good condition 
  • Lightweight aluminium chassis with well kept condition 
  • No structural advisories on current or previous MOTs
  • Car has spent most of its life in Japan which does not use salt on roads 
  • Black split spoke five spoke alloy wheels in good overall condition 
  • The rims show very light kerbing but it is not unsightly 
  • Fitted with quality Michelin Pilot Sport 19in rubber which shows good tread
  • Practical 2 seater with decent size boot 
  • Well kept factory-correct Z06 interior with yellow highlights to centre console and transmission tunnel 
  • Barely worn Z06 two-tone black and gret leather sports seats with Z06 embossed headrests
  • The seats show little use with only very light creasing and sheen to driver’s side
  • Black carpets in good order with some wear advised by vendor to driver’s side 
  • Upgraded modern touchscreen head unit with remote operation 
  • Factory specification includes cruise control and heads up display



The Mechanics 

  • Hand built LS7 7,011cc 428CI 500bhp V8 engine 
  • 6spd manual gearbox 
  • Z06 had extensively upgraded suspension and running gear 
  • Quad pipes, red calipers and drilled brake discs 
  • 0-60mph in 3.5secs with 198mph top speed 
  • Well maintained car with regular servicing irrespective of mileage 
  • Detailed history file with further information available in photographs 
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on current or recent MOTs
  • No reported running or driving issues 
  • Vendor reports that it is fabulous to drive with a great noise 



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Auction Details
  • Year 2006
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette
  • Colour Yellow
  • Mileage 30,216 Miles
  • Engine size 7011
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ashford
  • County Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
4 Bids
  • Izzy £23,250 14/07/24
  • satriaf•••• £23,000 10/07/24
  • PKB £22,000 10/07/24
  • SimonCa•••• £21,000 10/07/24

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