The buildup to tonight’s charity auction has been in the works since April when General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced the final C7 Corvette – a Z06 Coupe, would be offered for sale at Barrett-Jackson with the proceeds going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The Black Corvette Z06 Coupe hit the auction block late Friday afternoon at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and when the hammer dropped, the $2.7 million selling price broke the record at Barrett-Jackson for an automaker-donated car. The buyer of the car is reported to be Daniel Snyder from NY who apparently also owns the last Dodge Viper as well.
“This is going to vibrate across America,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Foundation. “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”
The sale of the final C7 Corvette will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which supports the nation’s first responders and catastrophically injured service members. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was established in 2002 to honor the memory of Stephen Tiller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life on 9/11.
The goal of the Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy through its programs that support our nation’s first responders and catastrophically injured military service members. The foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
“It’s appropriate that the most iconic vehicle ever built in the US, has the honor of being the highest auctioned vehicle at Barrett-Jackson for a charity,” said Steve Hill, GM U.S. Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing. “What makes me proud to be a GM employee is that fact that we’ve supported the military and veterans for over 100 years. This is a great evening, but tomorrow morning we get back to work to help more service members in need.”
Sold! Sold! Sold! With a hammer price of $2.7 million, the lucky winning bidder will soon be driving the very last C7 2019 @chevrolet Corvette Z06 built. 100% of the hammer price is going to the Stephen Siller @Tunnel2Towers Foundation.— Barrett-Jackson (@Barrett_Jackson) June 28, 2019
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The Black Z06 Coupe is equipped with the 3LZ trim package and a 7-speed manual transmission, and options include the Z07 Performance Package with Brembo’s carbon ceramic brakes, level 3 aerodynamics, and Michelin’s Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Inside the Z06, the interior will feature a two-tone red and black leather-wrapped package with a suede-wrapped steering wheel.
The car shown on stage was just a stand-in as the actual final C7 Corvette will be built sometime in September.
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