Mr. Rick Hendrick, call your office!
The very first retail 2017 Corvette Grand Sport with VIN 001 will be offered for sale at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, held Friday-Sunday, April 8-10th. Proceeds from the Grand Sport’s sale will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been teaming up with GM/Chevrolet at Palm Beach for the last three years as the automaker has offered two first VIN 001 C7 Corvettes as well as the first 2016 Cadillac CT6 at the South Florida event:
- 2013 – VIN 001 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible – $1 Million
- 2014 – VIN 001 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe – $1 Million
- 2015 – VIN 001 2016 Cadillac CT6 – $200,000
Buying these Corvettes is Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. Rick has the entire collection of VIN 001 C7 Corvettes and it’s expected that he’ll want to add the Grand Sport models as well.
Barrett-Jackson will sell the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport approximately at 6:00 pm ET on Friday, April 8th. The Lot # is 3003. Click here for the catalog description.
The latest C7 Corvette model is the marriage between the Stingray’s chassis and power train and the race-inspired Corvette Z06 widebody. The LT1 V8 engine produces 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. It will be available in coupe or convertible body styles and each will offer choice of manual and automatic transmissions. Shown is the Collector Edition Model which features the new Watkins Glenn Gray Metallic with Tension Blue hash marks on each fender. Inside, the Tension Blue interior is wrapped throughout the cockpit and the seat headrests featured an embroidered 1963 Grand Sport.
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport was first introduced in early March at the Geneva Motor Show and it was announced that production will start on the cars this summer.
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