In 2015, Chevrolet introduced two new packages for the Corvette Stingray known as the Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages. The Design Packages allow buyers to “check the box” which automatically adds predetermined options to the Coupe and Convertible models. As Kirk Bennion said during the rollout, “The Atlantic and Pacific Design Packages were originally designed to showcase how the Stingray could be configured as a luxury sport GT car or as a high-performance motorsport car.”
While the Atlantic version represented East Coast luxury, the Pacific Design highlights the West Coast’s unique culture of speed and style.
However, these aren’t the first times that Chevrolet has dreamed up the Atlantic and Pacific Corvette designs. Back in 2005 just after the launch of the C6 Corvette, Chevrolet took two Corvettes known as the Atlantic Concept and Pacific Concept to the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
We will have the opportunity to see both these unique concepts this weekend as the two C6 concept Corvettes will be offered at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.
The 2005 Atlantic Corvette Concept is lot #364.1 and will be offered on Friday. The catalog description reads:
This “Atlantic” Corvette features 10-spoke chrome wheels, a black grille with metal-mesh inserts, body-colored full-width rear spoiler, tech pattern rear diffuser, silver stripe graphics package, aluminum sill plates, body-colored license-plate frame, chrome door handles and convertible wind screen. It’s equipped with 6-speed manual transmission, GM Performance Parts CNC-ported cylinder heads, performance exhaust system with polished tips and bright side-cove mesh inserts. Interior features include short-throw shifter, two-tone seat covers, aluminum shift knob and parking brake handle, behind-seat storage pouches and body-colored interior trim kit. Previously part of the GM Heritage Collection.
The 2005 Pacific Corvette Concept is lot #365 and it will also be offered Friday just after the Atlantic Concept. The catalog description reads:
This “Pacific” Corvette features black side cove mesh inserts, a black grille with metal mesh inserts, carbon-fiber raised center roof, carbon-fiber roof, carbon-fiber rear wing, carbon-fiber rocker extensions, tech-pattern outside mirrors, tech-pattern rear diffuser, tech pattern shift knob and park brake boot, and aluminum sill plates. It’s equipped with manual transmission, T1 components including higher-rate springs, larger diameter sway bars, shock absorbers, racing brake pads and differential cooler. Interior features include racing seat belt harness concept with cross bar, short-throw shifter with aluminum shift knob, aluminum park brake handle, tech-pattern seats inserts and tech-pattern interior trim. Previously part of the GM Heritage Collection.
Barrett-Jackson’s 15th annual Palm Beach collector car auction starts today and runs through Saturday. Follow the action live on Barrett-Jackson.com or watch it on your tv on the Velocity network.