Chevrolet and GM are very committed to veterans and will be auctioning two special Corvettes to benefit veterans at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale in January. We already told you about the first 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition that will be offered through a partnership with George W. Bush and the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.
GM announced this morning that it will also offer the first retail 2019 Corvette ZR1 to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation which works to support wounded veterans through the Building for America’s Bravest program.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is named for a New York City firefighter and first responder who died during the attacks of Sept. 11. The foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members through its Building for America’s Bravest program. These smart homes feature automated doors and lighting; wider halls and doorways; special showers to accommodate wheelchairs; automatic door openers; cabinets, counters and stove tops that can be raised and lowered; backup generators; and central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by tablets. Each home is built with the goal of enabling the most severely injured heroes to live better, more independent lives.
“GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. Sales and Service. “With the proceeds from the auction of the Corvette ZR1, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans through the Building for America’s Bravest effort.”
Chevrolet introduced the new 755-hp Corvette ZR1 Coupe in Dubai two weeks ago and the 2019 ZR1 Convertibles made its first public appearance on Tuesday evening in Los Angeles.
The C7 supercar features a custom front fascia designed to swallow large amounts of air for propulsion and drivetrain cooling. A carbon fiber halo hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5’s supercharger which is also covered with chevron-patterned carbon fiber. Two rear wings are offered with the High Wing providing 950 pounds of downforce. GM says the car is capable of a 212 mph top speed with a 0-60 mph time of fewer than 3 seconds and the quarter mile in the high-10s.
The VIN 001 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be offered on Saturday, January 20th. Visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com for more details about the Scottsdale auction and how to bid on this special Corvette.
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