The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation is going for the Gold at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. For the third year in a row, the Foundation will be running a Corvette through the high profile auction with proceeds going towards finding a cure for amyloidosis – the rare disease that took the life of Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller.
This year’s CMCF charity car is a 1969 Corvette Stingray donated once again by San Diego Classic and Muscle Cars of Escondido, CA. Offered at No-Reserve, the coupe features a fresh repaint of the one-year-only exterior color Riverside Gold. The Corvette is powered by a matching numbers original 350 ci V8 with an auto transmission and contains popular options like factory air conditioning, power windows, steering and brakes and a tilt/tele steering wheel.
To help sweeten the deal, Reliable Carriers has offered to ship the car at no cost to the buyer anywhere within the contiguous United States. Plus, the winning bidder will also receive a huge basket of car care items from Adam’s Polishes and the ultimate Corvette experience with four free passes each to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.
Other sponsors that chipped in for Chip’s foundation include Coker Tires, Mid America Motorworks and Trim Parts.
The previous CMCF Barrett-Jackson auctions have raised almost $80,000 for amyloidosis research. Last year’s auction of a red 1973 Corvette coupe raised $31,000 and the foundation is hoping another bidder will generously step up and support the cause.
You can watch the sale of this Corvette by tuning into SPEED. The Corvette is lot #57 and is scheduled to roll across the block at approximately 7:00 pm Arizona Time on January 17, 2012.
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