We have reported to you to the Barrett-Jackson Roush Mustang. Now Chevrolet Corvette is also teaming up with Barrett, an auctioneer, to put the Corvette Z06 Carbon on the auction list at the Barrett-Jackson auction event in Palm Beach. The Corvette Z06 Carbon will go to highest bidder from April 1st to 3rd in Palm Beach, Florida.
Here is a statement said by Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Marketing, of why the Corvette Z06 Carbon puts on auction,
“The Corvette Z06 Carbon will surely be an instant collectible. For that reason, we see Barrett-Jackson as the premiere venue to sell the first retail Z06 Carbon.”
In addition, the winner of the Corvette Z06 Carbon will also be given the opportunity to tour GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixcom, Michigan, home of the hand-built LS7 and LS9 engines for the Corvette Z06 and ZR1. No details if the round trip tickets and hotel be covered by GM.
So break up your piggy bank and head down to Palm Beach, Florida this April 1st to get your hands on this collectible Corvette Z06 Carbon.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon was designed as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans. The Corvette Z06 Carbon features include Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin PS2 tires, Magnetic Ride Control and enhanced cooling. Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body color spoiler, body color door handles, carbon fiber raised hood, and black carbon fiber rockers and splitter enhance the Z06’s dynamic design and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift.
More details of the Corvette Z06 Carbon reported here.
This is not the first time that the Corvette is on the Barrett-Jackson auction event. At the Scottsdale, Ariz., auction in 2008, the first retail production 2009 Corvette ZR1 sold for $1,000,000. The first retail 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was also sold for $350,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction last year. Most recently, a limited edition Corvette Z06 (number 427 of 427 produced) garnered $200,000, all of which was donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.