You'll notice that pickup trucks are very expensive in Texas relative to other places. I had my S-10 totaled there and the insurance company paid me almost 90% of its purchase price nearly 5 years after I bought it.
Yes, lots of Vettes down here. I can drive mine with the top down 12 months out of the year. I may need the a/c running in July and the heater blowing in February but, it is fun. I have three convertibles out of four vehicles.:Twist
What type of Vette are you looking for? I encounter people all the time who wish to sell their Corvette to other "Corvette people".
To quote a Country and Western song: "Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses".