We were in Connecticut over the weekend, as a sponsor for Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Collector Car Auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino. This event is growing exponentially, so if you didn’t catch the live coverage it was an epic event. The prime time cars were poised for Saturday night, and that is when we witnessed the last C7 Corvette hammer for $2.7 Million at Barrett-Jackson.
Like we have been mentioning, the next-generation Corvette will be a mid-engine design. This has split enthusiasts into two camps: Ones who embrace what the Corvette has always wanted to be and “That’s not my Corvette!”
Accordingly, the chance to acquire the final production C7 was destined to cause a commotion. Instead of dealers fighting over who would receive the allocation, Chevrolet decided to auction it for charity. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the life of a First Responder who gave it all on 9/11.
With all proceeds going to help our veterans, the hammer dropped at $2.7 Million dollars. Frank Siller and the foundation build Smart Homes for injured veterans, and this fully-loaded black Z06 will provide for at least 5 new homes for veterans in need. This car also set a new record for a manufacturer-donated car, and we’re glad the money is going to a good cause.
Our dealers still have a few C7 Stingrays, Grand Sports, Z06 and ZR1 Corvettes for sale. Click the link below to find one for yourself, and stay with us for all your Corvette news.