Chevrolet will offer the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray – with the Vehicle Identification Number ending in 0001 – at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction this weekend. Proceeds will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, renowned for its automotive design program.
“The new Stingray features a modern, dramatic design that will inspire a new generation of Corvette enthusiasts,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “With the proceeds of the new Stingray going to the CCS, the new Corvette will also help cultivate the next generation of designers who may work on modern, dramatic Chevrolets in the future. In fact more than 170 CCS alumni already work in the GM Design studios.”
The sale is scheduled for Saturday evening, Jan. 19. Bids can be submitted in person at the auction or online at www.barrett-jackson.com.
The College for Creative Studies is regarded among the world’s premier institutions for industrial and transportation design. CCS’s enrolls more than 1,400 students pursuing undergraduate degrees in 12 majors or graduate degrees in Design and Transportation design.
Founded in 1906 as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS grew into an arts education organization. In 1933, the Society attracted national attention as one of the first art institutions to recognize the automobile as an art form. It has since been inextricably linked to its home city’s signature industry.
Along with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, four other unique Chevys will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s sale, including:
- General Motors’ CEO Dan Akerson’s 1958 Corvette, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s initiative to improve Detroit’s Morningside Commons neighborhood. The Regal Turquoise roadster is powered by a 245-horsepower small-block V-8. It is scheduled to cross the block on the evening of Friday, Jan. 18.
- 2012 COPO Camaro convertible, with proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. It is car number 69 of the 69 COPO Camaro factory drag-race cars built for 2012 and one of only two convertibles built – and it is the only COPO Camaro painted Inferno Orange Metallic. Its sale is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 19.
- Guy Fieri’s personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, with proceeds to benefit the Guy Fieri Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination. Powered by a 505-hp LS7 engine, Fieri’s 427 Convertible is black with custom yellow stripes – a twist on the trademark yellow-and-black color scheme of his other Chevys. The car also features embroidered seat headrests and fender badges that call out his foundation. It is scheduled to cross the block on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 17.
- 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible – the new open-air version is powered by a supercharged 6.2L LSA small-block rated at 580 horsepower. One-hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit Achilles International, which enables people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. Its sale is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20.
The auctions for all five Chevrolets are scheduled to be carried live on SPEED’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The weeklong auction runs through Sunday, Jan. 20.