Chev auctions first 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last updated 13:38 21/01/2013
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.

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The first production 2014 C7 Corvette has fetched a cool NZ$1.3 million at a charity auction in the US.

Chevrolet put the first of its seventh-generation Corvette on the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona with all the proceeds going to the College of Creative Studies in Detroit which is renowned in the US for its automative design program.

The final figure for the long-awaited Corvette was, however, well short of what another person paid at the same auction for the original Batmobile - a cool NZ$5m.

One car that did not sell at the auction - run over several days - despite a NZ$2.15m bid, was a 1968 Shelby Experimental 500 Mustang.

Notable sales included:

A 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck previously owned by former US President George Bush selling for NZ$358,000.

A 1956 Chrysler Diablo Concept selling for NZ$1.64m.

A rare 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport fetching NZ$2.43m.

A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona sold for NZ$592,000.

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing previously owned by actor Clark Gable went for NZ$2.21m.

A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette owned by GM CEO Dan Akerson sold for NZ$323,000.

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