Limited Chevy Corvette Auctioned for Haiti

The last of the 427 cars built specifically for North America and the only 2008 Z06 available in Crystal Red Metallic Tint Coat will be auctioned at the 39th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction for the benefit of the American Red Cross relief fund intended for Haiti.

The proceeds will be donated by GM in addition to the $100,000 which already went to the Red Cross. The auction will be held Saturday evening, Jan. 23, at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This special vehicle packs a huge 7.0l V8 engine, developing 505 hp. It comes complete with spider design chrome Z06 wheels, Z06 plates, a Stinger-style stripe on the front hood and fascia, chrome exterior badges and a painted Z06 spoiler and body color door handles.

On the interior, the Corvette contains a Dark Titanium leather-wrapped interior and special Crystal Red center trim plate.

“This is a very good example of the compassion GM employees have,” Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Design and the man who will call the vehicle to the stage to start the bidding process said.

Last week's earthquake in Haiti will undoubtedly prove to be one of the major disasters in human history. The figures, although hard to come by in Haiti, point to some 200,000 fatalities.

So far, the worldwide effort to save what can be saved proves at least ineffective, despite the 36 countries which sent money, supplies and personnel.
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