The last C7 Corvette ever built will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2019 auction in June, with all proceeds from the sale benefitting a non-profit foundation for first responders and injured service members.
GM first said it would auction off the last C7 Corvette with the help of Barrett-Jackson back in April, but now the auction company has released official details and photos of the car.
The last C7 Corvette will be a black Z06 coupe 3LZ with an Adrenaline Red interior, Z07 package, seven-speed manual transmission and the Cosworth-developed Performance Data Recorder. The car pictured here is an exact replica of the actual auction car, as the C7 Corvette is of course still in production. GM says the sports car’s final date of production is yet to be determined.
All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Building for America’s Bravest. The Stephen Siller Foundation was started in honor of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life on September 11, 2001. The foundation continues to uphold Stephen’s legacy by supporting first responders and injured service members. Building for America’s Bravest is a offshoot of the Foundation that builds smart homes for its beneficiaries.
When the final C7 Corvette rolls off the assembly line at Bowling Green Assembly, it will put an end to the Corvette’s long-running history as a front-engine, rear-wheel drive car, with the Corvette C8 set to move to a mid-engine platform. The next-gen Corvette will make its debut on July 18, so the C7 Corvette will likely go out of production sometime this summer.
Source: Barrett-Jackson | Photos: Barrett-Jackson