Breaking: Special Edition 2012 Chevy 100-Year Anniversary Corvette to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach


Special Edition 2012 Chevy 100-Year Anniversary Corvette to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

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.


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  1. Z06 Carbon Edition Inferno Orange VIN #00007 is available for sale at Paul Conte Chevrolet in Freeport, New York. This may be the lowest VIN available in the US to date.

  2. Can I get a license plate holder for my 07 Z06 that extends and retracts the front plate from beneath the car? Are they legal? Which one work the best on a C6 Z06? Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho use. Never used one on my C5 and never had any legal problems but I do understand that there is more scrutiny going on now with Vette owners who do not display their front plate. I used to just carry the front one in my car by my seat and would put it in my window if I thought it necessary. I’d be happy to show the plate while driving but when at a car show I’d like to be able to tuck it away. R/

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