This Black 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible may have been built last year, but today it finally received the recognition it deserves as the first customer-produced C8 Convertible in the C8 era. GM offered the Stingray convertible as a charity auction at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale on Friday afternoon. With much fanfare, the Corvette was hammered sold for $400,000 with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Way For Southeastern Michigan.
Sean Finegan was the representative from GM at the sale and he played a brief video of the car and spoke for a moment before turning it over to Shelly Watts of the United Way who said the proceeds were going to help vulnerable Detroiters to be able to keep driving their cars so as to stay employed. That seems like a pretty good way to spend the proceeds from the sale of a Corvette!
At this time we don’t know who purchased the first C8 Convertible but maybe I heard the name “Skybox Dan?”. While some may have been anticipating a higher price, it wears VIN #7060, and that most likely kept it from being a seven-figure car. Whoever did win it has to be happy with that price.
The 2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe wearing VIN #001 was offered last year at Barrett-Jackson’s 2020 Scottsdale auction where is sold for $3,000,000 to Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. Hendrick also took delivery of the VIN #002 Stingray in Arctic White at the same time the VIN 001 Corvette was delivered to his City Chevrolet dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Black 2020 Corvette Convertible was produced in early August 2020 and features the Z51 Performance Package. It also comes nicely optioned with the 3LT trim package that includes Black/Adrenaline Red GT2 seats, red seatbelts, and red stitching. Installed on the sports car is the rare 5VM three-piece aero kit consisting of a front splitter and two side rocker panels.
Open-top thrills and mid-engine chills! With a winning bid of $400,000, one lucky bidder has walked away with the keys to the first retail production C8 @Chevrolet @Corvette Convertible! 100% of the hammer price goes to @unitedwaysem. pic.twitter.com/Y7moSbkeoX— Barrett-Jackson (@Barrett_Jackson) March 26, 2021
General Motors first teamed up with Barrett-Jackson in 2004 to offer a number of new and historic vehicles for sale at auction and over the years they have raised more than $27 million for charity.
On Thursday, GM also offered the first two VIN #001 Cadillac Blackwing models at the auction. The CT4-V Blackwing hammered for $165,000 and CT5-V Blackwing fetched $265,000. As a frame of reference, the MSRP for the base model CT4-V Blackwing is $59,990 while the CT5-V Blackwing starts at $84,990 excluding destination charges.
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