Chevrolet’s special, celebratory new Corvette Carbon 65 model will be a rare beast, with only 650 examples planned to commemorate 65 years of continuous Corvette production since the first car rolled off the line on June 30th, 1953.
Now, Chevrolet has announced that the very first Corvette Carbon 65 built will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson‘s annual Scottsdale auction event on January 20th. The steering wheel airbag cover on the car has been signed by former US President George W. Bush, and proceeds from the auction will benefit the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative – a program that works to ease the transition back to civilian life for post-9/11 armed services veterans by striving to provide meaningful employment and support for psychological trauma.
The Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65, based on the Z06 and Grand Sport models, features a unique Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior finish with visible carbon-fiber touches (ground effects, roof/tonneau inserts, hood section, spoiler) and bespoke fender stripes and door graphics. The wheels are black with machined grooves, enclosing painted blue brake calipers. The interior boasts Competition Sport seats, Jet Black suede trim with blue contrast stitching, and a steering wheel with a carbon-fiber rim.
If you’d like to put the first production example of the special, limited-edition Corvette Carbon 65 in your garage, especially in a way that helps US military veterans, grab your checkbook and head to Scottsdale, Arizona on January 20th to bid.