Here’s your opportunity to help a great charity – and wind up with a rare Corvette once owned by a NASCAR racing legend.
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation – which supports pediatric cancer research, treatment, and patient support programs – will be receiving the entire sale price from his 2016 Z06 C7.R special edition when it crosses the block at no reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Auction later this month.
The car is one of just 570 C7.R coupes built, which were available in yellow or black, and the VIN sequence shows it to be the #023 C7.R Edition of 650 produced.
Gordon apparently was busy with other pursuits and has driven the 650-horsepower supercharged Corvette just 747 miles.
The car is basically a regular Z06, though it does have the 3LZ and Z07 performance packages. It also includes the C7.R graphics package, a numbered C7.R interior plaque, and a C7.R storage cover.
Gordon’s car is equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission as well as carbon fiber ground effects, not to mention magnetic ride suspension damping, traction control, active handling stability control, 4-wheel ABS brakes with slotted rotors and 6-piston front calipers, rear differential cooler, multi-mode performance exhaust, electronic limited-slip differential, high-intensity xenon headlamps, and LED park and turn signals. The suede microfiber-accented interior features dual-zone climate control, memory package, power heated and cooled carbon-fiber and suede competition bucket seats, cruise control, power windows, power heated mirrors, variable-ratio speed-sense power steering, power telescopic and tilt steering column, heads-up display, Bose premium audio system and a rear vision camera system.
The special edition Corvette Z06 is LOT# 3007 and is expected to cross the Barrett-Jackson block at about 7:30 p.m. MST on Friday, Jan. 18.
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