This 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray, which previously provided the daily transportation needs for the late General Colin L. Powell, recently hit the auction block to raise funds for charity, with the final bid placed set at an eye-raising $200,000.
For those readers who may be unaware, General Colin L. Powell served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff between 1989 and 1993, and as U.S. Secretary of State under George W. Bush between 2001 and 2005. Powell passed away in 2021 at the age of 84.
Powell’s 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray is finished in Gunmetal Gray paint, a fitting hue that gives the sports car a menacing battleship sort of vibe. In the corners, the Vette rides on a set of chrome five-spoke wheels, while up top, you’ll find a removable carbon fiber roof panel.
Moving inside, we find a Black leather interior with 8-way power-adjustable seats, keyless entry, and a push-button starter. There’s also a five-position Drive Mode selector, while the 8-inch infotainment touchscreen runs the Chevy MyLink infotainment system. A rear-view camera is also equipped.
As for the power spec, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray runs the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 gasoline engine, which is rated at 455 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm from the factory. In this particular example, output is routed exclusively to the rear wheels via the GM six-speed automatic transmission. Just 15,600 miles are on the clock.
Now, Powell’s 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray has sold as Lot #3003 at the recent Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2023 event in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a final bid of $200,000. The entire hammer price will go to benefit the America’s Promise Alliance charity, which Powell founded in 1997 and chaired for decades. America’s Promise Alliance works to “align and amplify the efforts of individual organizations and institutions around big national goals, achieving outcomes at national scale in civic engagement, education, and workforce development,” per the organization’s website.