First 2014 Corvette Stingray to Be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson

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Chevrolet has just announced that the very first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, wearing the VIN number 0001, will be up up for grabs at the annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction, scheduled for this weekend.
“The new Stingray features a modern, dramatic design that will inspire a new generation of Corvette enthusiasts,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “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. In fact more than 170 CCS alumni already work in the GM Design studios.”

The car will probably be put together later in the year when production actually starts. But we’re expecting a show car to be featured in Scottsdale to attract attention and help kick start the inevitable biding war that will take place on Saturday evening, January 19th.

The first example of the new Viper was also auctioned of last year, earning $300,000 for charity. Let’s hope Stingray #1 won’t cost somebody that much. After all, its base price isn’t as high as the Viper’s.

Along with the first Stingray, four other unique Chevys will be on sale at Barrett-Jackson’s event, including Dan Akerson’s original 1958 Corvette, Guy Fieri’s personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, one of only two 2012 COPO Camaro Convertibles and a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible.

To find out more about the new Corvette, read our live report from 2013 NAIAS.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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