Chev auctioning first new Stingray
Chevrolet is to auction the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
The new seven-generation Corvette was unveiled officially at this week's Detroit auto show and auction proceeds will go to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit which is renowned in the US for its automative design program.
In a nice piece of General Motors spin, the company's vice-president of global design, Ed Welburn, says ''the new Stingray features a modern, dramatic design that will inspire a new generation of Corvette enthusiasts.
''With the proceeds of the new Stingray going to the CCS, the new Corvette will also help cultivate the next generation of designers who may work on modern, dramatic Chevrolets in the future.''
GM design already employs 170 CCS graduates.
The auction comes almost 60 years to day that Chevrolet unveiled its first Corvette on January 17, 1953 in New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
The sale is scheduled for about midday Sunday (NZ time). Bids can be submitted in person at the auction or online at www.barrett-jackson.com.
Along with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, other unique Chevys will cross the block at the sale, including: