Here’s your chance to get the first retail production Corvette Stingray for the 2015 model year, complete with the new 8-speed automatic transmission – and help a worthy charity in the process.
Barrett-Jackson will be offering the numerically significant Stingray at its upcoming auction in Las Vegas Sept. 25-27. This particular car is slated to be sold at approximately 6 p.m. on Sept. 26.
Proceeds will benefit CARE House of Oakland County, which has served tens of thousands of children since 1977 with advocacy, community outreach, intervention, prevention, and treatment programs and services.
If you read the description about the car that is on the Barrett-Jackson website, you’ll see that it mentions the car having a supercharged engine with 650 hp, but our inside sources at Chevy tell us that the car up for auction in Las Vegas later this month is actually “just” a 3LT Z51 Stingray Automatic with the VIN 001.
We also know the Corvette for sale in Las Vegas isn’t the Z06 as Rick Hendrick already purchased the rights to VIN 001 of the 650 HP super car at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction earlier this year, spending $1 million which was donated to fight against cancer.
From sources who were at the factory when the last 2014 Stingray came down the line and saw the first 2015 Stingray produced, we know that the Las Vegas car will be Arctic White with an Adrenaline Red interior.
We’re wondering if Rick Hendrick, who has made a habit of buying a lot of VIN 001’s over the years, will add this one to his collection, too.
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