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.
Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with today’s debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.
In the last few weeks I’ve witnessed the extremes of the classic Corvette continuum.
My first encounter was in St. Charles, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, at Bloomington Gold, considered the ultimate pilgrimage among many Corvette owners. The annual gathering honors Corvettes maintained as closely as possible to the condition in which they left not just the showroom, but the assembly plant itself, whether the car was one of the 300 first Corvettes crafted in 1953 in Flint, Mich., those produced from 1954 to 1981 at St. Louis, Mo., or those built since June 1981 at Bowling Green, Ky.
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