It has become a tradition for GM and Chrysler to auction off the first production unit of their new popular models for charity. So it’s the Corvette Stingray Convertible’s turn, and it will be auctioned on April 5 to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and its 31st Annual Dinner.
Expectations are high as the first production unit of the Stingray Coupe managed to sell for over a million dollars back in January. Granted, the Stingray is not as hot as it used to be a few months ago, but still, the Convertible should be able to do good. It is going under the hammer for a good cause. So hopefully it’ll do good.
The auction is part of Barrett-Jackson’s 10th annual Collector Car Auction, held at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach. You can also bid online.
The Corvette Stingray Convertible is powered by the same 450 horsepower LT1 V8 s the coupe, but it has a slightly tamer exterior design, and a fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely and opened or closed at speeds of up to 30 mph.