My friend just bought a "new" 2013 427 convertible and got a fantastic deal. You might find his logic helpful in making up your mind. He told me that he had owned "first of" Corvettes before and had not been real happy with that experience. He figured that with all the new technology used in the C-7 that there was bound to be issues that would already be worked out in a couple of years. In the meantime he would enjoy this 427 rag top that he figured he got a great deal on, and move on into the new C-7 convertible in a couple of years.