General Motors to auction first Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ‘C7′ at Barrett-Jackson for charity
At the Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 Scottsdale auctions in Arizona on 19th January, the sports car enthusiasts and collectors stands an exclusive chance to take home the one-of-a-kind ‘piece of Chevy history’. As the very first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ‘C7’, the 7th generation of the classic American sports car which has been engineered to defy convention and designed on purpose to dismiss the ritualistic and the cliché, to come off the Chevrolet’s production facility will be auctioned for charity by General Motors. Acclaimed to be the world’s largest automaker and a leading contributor to charity with an impressive track record of using historically significant models to raise funds for worthy causes, General Motors will auction off its completely-redesigned, most powerful and capable Corvette without reserve to raise funds to help College for Creative Studies charity. And considering the fact that the very first SRT Viper successfully fetched $300,000 at a Barrett-Jackson’s auction held last year, it’s been estimated that this Corvette C7 on sale, which was recently unveiled at Detroit Auto Show along with the Bentley’s world’s fastest four-seat convertible, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet, and Audi Rs 7 Sportback, will also garner an impressive figure at the auction block.
Update: The C7 got sold for $1.05 million to Nascar team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick.
However, the news for this charitable auction by GN came out in December last year, when the auctioneer Barrett-Jackson published its list of lots for the auction event. Where the Lot No. 3016 offered limited details stating the vehicle up for bid was an incredible ‘piece of Chevy history’.
Notably, the lucky owner will get to own and enjoy not just the most powerful but the most fuel-efficient Corvette, which comes with stunning design that meets racing strategy.
Boasting an aerodynamic shape, this Chevy comes with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers an estimated of 450 hp, enabling it to make sprint of 0-6 mph in a whip of 4 seconds.