Chevrolet to Auction Off the Final Seventh-Generation Corvette
Proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Chevrolet will soon release the eighth generation of its popular Corvette, and the final production seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette is going up for auction this summer.
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced the auction during the automaker’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala in New York City. All proceeds from the winning bid will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is named after firefighter Stephen Siller, who died during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The organization’s mission is to build mortgage-free homes for injured service members and help pay off mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
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GM has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation for the past five years. During that time, the automaker has raised more than $10 million for the foundation.
“GM, GMC and Chevrolet support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to injured and fallen military members, first responders and their families,” said Barra. “The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18.”
The Corvette in question will be a 2019 Z06 model, bearing a striking black paint job. The vehicle will go up for auction during the Barrett-Jackson Northeast event in Connecticut on June 28. For more information, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.