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Very First 2011 Corvette is a Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win

by Keith Cornett on April 30, 2010

Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans, GM built a very special one of one tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. VIN #00001 shares the same exterior cues including the twin stipes over the hood, roof and trunk and the #3. A special graphic on the B-pillar features a 50th Anniversary logo and then dates 1960 and 2010.

We caught up with this Z06 first on Thursday evening as the Museum was closing and promised to embargo these photos until after the unveiling. The Arctic White Corvette Z06 comes equipped with both the Z07 performance package and the CFZ black carbon fiber package. Unique is the side view mirrors painted in Cyber Gray instead of the Black that comes on the Carbon edition. Those mirrors match the Cyber Gray wheels though so the combination of the two looks pretty cool.

Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win
Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win
Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win
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Museum Director Wendell Strode said the Corvette would be used as a fundraiser for the NCM. Instead of a traditional raffle or no-reserve auction, the museum is looking for a tax deductible donation of $300,000 and then the donor can purchase the Corvette at the NCM’s cost which Wendell said would be around $85,000. And yes, Wendall says they have already called NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick who purchased the first retail 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon for $297,000 at last month’s Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.

On Saturday morning at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash, Corvettes at Carlisle’s Lance Miller will be hosting a siminar at the NCM on the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette and his plans to take it back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year for the the 50th Anniversary of its historic class win.


Related:
Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash Dash Plaque Offers Glimpse of a Special 2011 Corvette
First Corvette to Win at Le Mans to be Displayed at the C5/C6 Bash

 

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