First Production Chevy Corvette Carbon 65 Edition, Signed By George W. Bush, to Be Auctioned in Scottsdale
General Motors and Chevrolet are bringing the first production example of the high-performance Corvette Carbon 65 Edition to the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, where it will look to raise money for the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative.
The auction will take place at 4:30 PST on January 20th, 2018. As an added incentive, this one-of-a-kind Corvette Carbon 65 Edition is hand-signed by President George W. Bush, who drove the car at his Texas ranch earlier this summer.
“This is a beautiful vehicle, and I want to thank General Motors for contributing to our project, which is to help wounded vets. I know the company cares deeply about wounded vets, and I know the company goes out of its way to hire vets,” said Bush during his drive this past summer. “At the Bush Center in Dallas, we’ve got a program to help our vets transition from military life to civilian life with jobs, as well as a wellness program.”
The money raised from its auction will benefit the Military Service Initiative’s goal of helping military veterans and families make a successful transition from service to civilian life.
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition pays homage to the first Corvette, which rolled off the line on June 30th, 1965. Only 650 units will be built—available as a package for the Corvette Grand Sport 3LT or Corvette Z06 3LZ—featuring unique carbon-fiber exterior equipment and an exclusive Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior hue.