Chevrolet will auction off the first retail production 2014 Corvette Stingray on Saturday night, Jan. 19, at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. Proceeds will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, renowned for its automotive design program.
The highest bidder will be the first member of the public to get his or her hands on a seventh-generation Corvette and its 450hp, 6.2-liter V8 and 7-speed manual transmission with rev-matching downshifts. There is no reserve, but you'll surely have to bring a fat wallet for this unique opportunity to own what will surely be a piece of automotive history.
Along with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, four other unique Chevys will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson's sale, including:
- General Motors' CEO Dan Akerson's 1958 Corvette, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity's initiative to improve Detroit's Morningside Commons neighborhood. The Regal Turquoise roadster is powered by a 245-horsepower small-block V-8. It is scheduled to cross the block on the evening of Friday, Jan. 18.
- 2012 COPO Camaro convertible, with proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. It is car number 69 of the 69 COPO Camaro factory drag-race cars built for 2012 and one of only two convertibles built – and it is the only COPO Camaro painted Inferno Orange Metallic. Its sale is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 19.
- Guy Fieri's personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, with proceeds to benefit the Guy Fieri Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination. Powered by a 505-hp LS7 engine, Fieri's 427 Convertible is black with custom yellow stripes – a twist on the trademark yellow-and-black color scheme of his other Chevys. The car also features embroidered seat headrests and fender badges that call out his foundation. It is scheduled to cross the block on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 17.
- 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible – the new open-air version is powered by a supercharged 6.2L LSA small-block rated at 580 horsepower. One-hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit Achilles International, which enables people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. Its sale is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20.
The auctions for all five Chevrolets are scheduled to be carried live on SPEED's coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The weeklong auction runs through Sunday, Jan. 20.
Bids may be made online or in person at the auction. For more details, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.