Get a chance to own the first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
The highly-anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show this week and received the attention of the whole automotive world. Now, one lucky buyer will have the chance to purchase the very first 2014 Corvette VIN #0001 at the Barrett-Jackson auction coming up this weekend. The event is called the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions”, and is held in Scottsdale, Arizona where car collectors from around the globe will converge on the special event.
Chevrolet has announced they will offer the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray with Vehicle Identification Number ending in 0001 and it will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson. The sale has been scheduled to take place on the evening of Saturday January 19th. Anyone can bid on the new sports car from Chevrolet either in person or online. The first production 2014 Corvette VIN # 0001 should bring plenty of bidding and drive the price up.
The seventh generation 2014 Corvette (C7) gets a completely redesigned exterior and will feature a new 6.2-liter V8 engine, which pumps out 450-horspower. The LT1 engine features cylinder deactivation technology, which enables the vehicle to momentarily stop using four cylinders of displacement. GM says that the new technology will boost fuel economy, making the LT1 the most fuel efficient 450-horsepower engine available. The new Corvette also gets a more upscale interior, lighter chassis, and more efficient seven-speed manual transmission.
The proceeds will benefit CCS in Detroit
GM says the proceeds will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, which is renowned for its automotive design program. The college enrolls over 1,400 students and is regarded among the world’s premier institutions for industrial and transportation design. The students at CCS are pursuing undergraduate degrees in 12 majors or graduate degrees in Design and Transportation design. CCS has been in existence since 1906 in Detroit and was originally founded as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts. Over the years, it grew into an arts education institution, and in 1933, it was one of the world’s first art institutions to recognize the automobile as an art form.
The Chevrolet Corvette has always been sought after for its sporty design, and the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is certainly an art form with its beautifully sculpted lines. “The new Stingray features a modern, dramatic design that will inspire a new generation of Corvette enthusiasts,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “With the proceeds of the new Stingray going to the CCS, the new Corvette will also help cultivate the next generation of designers who may work on modern, dramatic Chevrolets in the future. In fact more than 170 CCS alumni already work in the GM Design studios.”
Four other high-performance Chevy’s offered
Along with the very first 2014 Corvette Stingray, GM has announced four other high-performance Chevrolet’s will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s sale this weekend. Buyers will have the chance to purchase some very unique performance cars.
GM CEO Dan Akerson’s 1958 Corvette
General Motors’ CEO Dan Akerson’s 1958 Corvette will go across the auction block on the evening of Friday, Jan. 18, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s initiative to improve Detroit’s Morningside Commons neighborhood. The Regal Turquoise roadster is powered by the original factory 245-horsepower small-block chevy V-8.
2012 COPO Camaro Convertible
A highly sought after 2012 COPO Camaro convertible, number 69 of 69 COPO Camaro factory drag-race cars will also be at the famous auction. It is only one of two convertibles built, and is sure to bring high dollars. This car is the only COPO Camaro painted Inferno Orange Metallic and is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 19, with proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association.
Guy Fieri's 2013 Collector Edition Corvette 427 Convertible
Restauranteur, author, television personality and game show host, Guy Fieri will offer his personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition at the auction with proceeds going to benefit the Guy Fieri Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination. The black convertible features his trademark black with yellow racing stripes and is powered by a 427 V8 with 580 horsepower. Fieri’s Corvette is scheduled to cross the block on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 17.
2013 Chevrolet ZL1 Convertible
Last but not least, a 2013 Chevrolet ZL1 Convertible will be auctioned Sunday, Jan. 20, with all proceeds benefitting the Achilles International, which enables people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. The open-air ZL1 is motivated by a supercharged 6.2L LSA small-block powerplant producing 580 horsepower.
The auctions for all five Chevrolets are scheduled to be carried live on SPEED’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auction and runs through Sunday, Jan. 20. The sale of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray VIN #0001 is scheduled for Saturday evening, Jan. 19, and bids can be submitted in person at the auction or online at www.barrett-jackson.com