Just as a model representing the first production 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray Coupe went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson not long ago, a model representing the first production Stingray Convertible found itself crossing the block, and sold for $1,000,000. Just $100,000 less than what the coupe went for.
Not surprisingly, it was Rick Hendrick with the winning bid. When the Stingray Convertible eventually enters production, Hendrick is entitled to choose both the color and options. And more importantly, all proceeds from the sale are going towards the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States with the goal to prevent, detect and eliminate all forms of cancer. Notably, The General Motors Foundation has made nearly $6 million in donations towards the Karmanos Cancer Institute over the past 15 years.