A Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition formerly owned by NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon will soon be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2019 sale.
Gordon’s Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition has just 747-miles on the odometer, so it appears as though the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion didn’t get the opportunity to drive the 650 hp Corvette very often.
The Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition debuted back in 2015 and serves as an homage to Corvette Racing’s C7.R race cars. Just 500 examples of the limited-run Corvette were built, all of which featured the Z07 performance package, C7.R Edition graphics package, a numbered C7.R Edition interior plaque, a C7.R storage cover and more. The C7.R Edition was only available in black or yellow, with Gordon opting for black for his car, obviously.
The C7.R Edition didn’t offer any performance enhancements over the standard Z06, apart from the the standard Z07 package. It features the same 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 engine as the standard Z06, which makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, and the same seven-speed manual/eight-speed automatic transmission options. Gordon’s example, rather surprisingly, is equipped with the eight-speed automatic.
Barrett-Jackson says 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the C7.R Edition will benefit the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The JGCF is a pediatric cancer foundation that “supports children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure,” for the disease.
Barrett-Jackson is offering Gordon’s Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition without reserve, but with all proceeds going to charity, this Chevy should have no problem attracting a high sum when it crosses the auction block in Arizona later this month. You can view the auction listing at this link for more photos and additional information on Gordon’s rare, limited-run C7 Corvette Z06.
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