It looks like it will happen, Barrett-Jackson will auction off a C7 Corvette at their Scottsdale auction on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 PM. It appears the good people at Barrett-Jackson are using the same diversionary tactics they used last year when they sold the 2013 Number 1 VIN 427 Convertible.
What that means is last year in their auction catalog they did not list the details of the 427, it was merely listed as a 2013 Corvette. This year for the Scottsdale auction, if you look at Lot #3016 you will see the following entry:
“A special Chevrolet model will be revealed and bidders will have the opportunity to take home this one-of-a-kind vehicle. All proceeds to benefit Center for Creative Studies. Will be sold at approximately 8:30pm on Saturday, January 19, 2013.”
Now all we need to figure out is which C7 VIN will it be. If my sources are correct it will be VIN #2 since the first production C7 Corvette will most likely go to the GM Heritage Center.
Chevrolet has a history of auctioning off special cars at this auction for charity dating back to when, in 2008, they auctioned off the first 2009 Corvette ZR1 for $1,000,000 with the proceeds going to the United Way.
So if you can’t be in Detroit on 1-13-13 then make sure you are at Barrett Jackson on 1-19-13. Oh yeah, make sure you bring your checkbook!
Rick Tavel writes about automobiles with an emphasis on Corvettes and the hobby in general. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org