The first ever retail production model of the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray VIN0001 will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction this weekend. It’s become a tradition for Chevrolet to auction the first production units for charity.
Proceeds from the Corvette sale will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, renowned for its automotive design program. CCS has more than 1,400 students and 12 majors or graduate degrees in Design and Transportation design.
Besides the new Corvette, four other unique Chevrolets will be auctioned at the BJ event. The lineup includes GM CEO Dan Akerson’s personal 1958 Corvette; to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s initiative to improve Detroit’s Morningside Commons neighborhood – 2012 COPO Camaro convertible; with proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association – Guy Fieri’s personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition; which benefits his own foundation – and the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible; benefits Achilles International, which enables people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics.