We’ve seen over the years how the first and last Corvettes from a model year are coveted by collectors, and that’s especially true during the first model year of a new Corvette generation.
When the 2020 Corvette production kicked off back in February, the first Stingray off the line, a Black Z51 Coupe, was already spoken for as Chevy dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick paid $3 million to purchase the first car with proceeds going to charity.
We have also seen the final production car of a model year also bring in serious coin. The last C7 Corvette was sold at Barrett-Jackson raised $2.7 million for charity.
So now that we are in the final week of 2020 Corvette production, we’ve learned that the final 2020 Corvette Stingray to come off the line will wear VIN #19456 and it’s a Sebring Orange Convertible.
That car was ordered through our friends at Van Bortel Chevrolet in upstate New York and the good news is that Chevrolet is letting it go to a customer instead of offering it for charity or keeping it for themselves.
We spoke with one of our friends on the Corvette Team who told us that wrapping up production for customers was the priority for the team and that there just wasn’t any time to really do something special with the final car from 2020.
With all the waiting and heartache that customers have gone through this year, it’s nice to see the Corvette Team so determined to get out customer cars through the very end.
Congratulations to the owner of #19456 for the honor of receiving the final 2020 Corvette. And thanks to the Chevy Corvette Team for making this happen by putting customers first!
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