This morning we were tipped about a “mystery” Corvette or Camaro that will be auctioned this weekend at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. After digging around the interwebs and firing off a bunch of emails, it was our tweet to Corvette PR rep David Caldwell who confirmed that the 2012 Chevrolet on Barrett-Jackson’s run list was indeed a special edition Corvette.
Scheduled to be sold on Saturday with No Reserve, the 2012 Corvette is described as a “special edition vehicle in celebration of Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary.” Currently there is no picture or description of the Corvette other then the following paragraph on the Barrett-Jackson car list:
Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? A special model will be revealed during the auction where bidders will have the opportunity to take home a special edition vehicle. Proceeds to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
At last year’s Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, the first retail 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition was auctioned, although it had been unveiled the month prior at the Sebring Corvette Corral. The buyer was NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick who paid $297,000 total for the car.
Caldwell said more information about the Special Edition 2012 Corvette will be coming later this week, which is where I assume we’ll learn if this was a one-off or a planned production vehicle. Not that we need additional motivation to watch a Barrett-Jackson auction, but it looks like we’re canceling any plans for Saturday as to get a glimpse of next year’s Corvette.