Following its tradition of auctioning first VIN Corvettes with proceeds going to charity, we are pleased to see that the first 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R edition will be offered this weekend at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction held at Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort.
The newest special edition Corvette is also one of the best we’ve seen lately from the Corvette team. The Z06 C7.R Edition is jam packed with options and content. Featuring a Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package and a 3LZ equipment group, the C7.R Edition is available in both Black and Corvette Racing Yellow and it can be ordered as either a Coupe or Convertible.
Chevy is only making 650 C7.R edition with 500 available domestically. Previous “Corvette Racing” editions like the ALMS GT1 Championship Corvettes from 2009 continue to be targets for collectors who have a passion for the race team.
Proceeds from the sale of the first VIN 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition will go directly to benefit the College of Creative Studies, a Detroit-based private four-year college that offers degrees in fine arts. Many automotive designers and creative types in Detroit went to “The College” and GM’s Design Chief Ed Welburn said this about the school who benefited from the first 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe with VIN 001 that was offered back in January 2013:
“When you think about the designers of this car. And the sculptors of this car. And the designers of all the cars here at Barrett-Jackson. Where did they come from? Many of them came from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. One of the finest design schools, not only in America, but in the world and that’s where the money is going to go to.”
We know the factory has started production on the C7.R Edition so we hope the actual VIN 001 car will be in the house on Saturday at 5:30 pm PT when the car will be offered for sale.
Rick Hendrick, call your office!
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