[VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes with the VIN 001 2020 Corvette Auction at Barrett-Jackson


T[VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes with the VIN 001 2020 Corvette Auction at Barrett-Jackson

We’ve featured some of the previous videos from YouTuber Speed Phenom over the last few months and his videos are always entertaining with some great info to boot. He has a 2020 Corvette Stingray on order and has a genuine excitement for the car despite also just having purchased a new Ford Shelby GT500.

Over the weekend, the YouTuber was at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction to watch the sale of the 2020 Corvette VIN 001 that generated $3 million to charity.

I’m thinking that Speed Phenom might have had an invite from Chevrolet based on the access he has during his visit. At the beginning of the video, he is inside the Pop-Up Mobil C8 Showroom with Tadge Juechter, Mary Bara and Jim Campbell. And then we watch as he follows the Torch Red 2020 Corvette to the stage where the car is auctioned. Afterward, he is with winning bidder Rick Hendrick as he poses with the car and a really big check made out to the Detroit Children’s Fund.

[VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes with the VIN 001 2020 Corvette Auction at Barrett-Jackson

We did hear a question asked to Tadge regarding the 2020 Corvette Stingray and the optional High Wing. Speed Phenom asks Tadge if the High Wing provides greater downforce and Tadge tells him that it’s about the same at the Z51 wing spoiler and that so the car’s aerodynamics remain balanced.

From Speed Phenom via YouTube:

This is it! Watch vin 001 of the all-new 2020 mid-engine C8 Corvette get auctioned off at Barret-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. Join us, as we follow along with the Chevrolet Team to experience this incredible event featuring the first ever mid-engine Corvette getting auctioned off!

If Chevrolet follows the script from the C7 rollout, you can bet that the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be offered at the next Barrett-Jackson auction which takes place in April in Palm Beach, Florida. I wonder if Chevrolet will paint that one in Black as well?

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  1. Sorry I just hate black wheels especially on a red car! A car with black wheel’s just does not pop for me and i might say that a lot of fellow’s I have spoke with say the same thing. It just seems the manufactures have shoved them down our throats and people have accepted it. I will not buy any care with totally black wheel’s!

  2. I never liked black wheels, but I have to admit, the more I look at them, the better they look.

  3. I understand that the car presented at the auction was not VIN 001, but merely a pre-production “place holder” car, as VIN 001 has not yet been built. I also understand that the powers-that-be decided that, when it is built, VIN 001 will be black. So why did they choose to use a red pre-production car at the auction, instead of a black one? If they feel that a red Corvette “shows” better than a black one, then why did they decide to make VIN 001 black?

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