@MATTMERICAactually, factually speaking this Ute at 4 produced is numerically rarer than a Hemi Cuda Convertible. I didn't see the comment as implying desirability. Facts and opinions are different. Fact is that this car is indeed nearly 3 times as rare numerically as a 71 Hemi Cuda Convertible. But rarity does not imply desirability and too many people just assume that something is rare that it is proportionally valuable. As you have so clearly illustrated, you see no value in this car. Clearly someone does. If you actually follow the link in the text, bidding is at $770,000 Australian Dollars right now.
As the article also states, GM didn't even give the US versions a chance, so how would they know if the margins were even there. Your opinion is your opinion. Some find it valuable, others may not.
@Rick2 Unless you're in the market for a Corvette GM has done a great job of alienating and abandoning their core enthusiast base. They have proven time and time again that they care little about exciting cars to stir the soul and imagination.
GM found no margin in the aussie market, not ours. They pulled out of aussie, not here. If they were going to build cars in aussie and ship them to the US that would be quite funny. As for a "bid" , it is just that. I will look for the final sales price when the gavel comes down. Thank you for responding, I appreciate it and love the email/paper arriving to my inbox 🙂 And it is a good article.