GM has recently announced a new limited edition Corvette, the Z06 Carbon, which will slot in between the Z06 and the ZR1. Even more recently, The General informed Corvette fans that the first Z06 Carbon would be auctioned off to the highest bidder at Barret Jackson in Palm Beach, Florida.
The auction for this specific VIN, which is the first of the 500-run limited edition, will be held on April 3rd, the final day of Barret Jackson Palm Beach. The winning bidder will also get the privilege of touring the facility that GM uses to produce the hand-made LS7 and LS9 pushrod V8 engines in the Zo6 and ZR1, respectively. The lucky new owner of the first Z06 Carbon will also be able to watch their car go down the assembly line at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Zo6 Carbon, which uniquely blends features from the Z06 and the ZR1 (our coverage here), was created to memorialize the 50th Anniversary of the Corvette team’s first race in the 24 hours of LeMans.
The Barret Jackson Auction continues to be a premier choice for Chevrolet’s offering of exclusive new cars. The first ZR1 produced was auctioned in Scottsdale in 2008 for $1,000,000. Last year, the first production Camaro was sold for $350,000. Most recently the last in a line of limited edition Z06s (number 427 of 427) was sold for $200,000 while the first ever production Cadillac CTS Coupe sold for just short of $100,000, with proceeds from both auctions donated to charitable causes.
Check out GM’s full press release past the jump!