Last C7 Corvette Sells for $2.7 Million

$2.7 million dollars paid for a Corvette. Not a race car, not a prototype, not even the one that Mark Hamill drove.

This car’s significance? It’s the last C7 Corvette to be built, with Chevrolet PR people freely admitting that will be the end of the front-engine Corvettes. It’s the end of an era.

This particular Corvette was sold at auction, crossing the block at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun this past Friday. This onewas for a good cause, with the sum going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty,” Chevrolet explains. “85 homes have been built or are under construction to date, and this donation will allow for construction to begin on five new homes.” Rumor around the water cooler says that the Corvette was purchased by Daniel Snyder, the majority owner of the Washington Redskins.

But wait, you’re saying, C7 Corvette production is still ongoing. You would be totally correct. The car seen here is a replica of the last one to be built–a black Z06 sporting a stick shift. The last car to go down the line will be the one handed over as part of the Barrett-Jackson sale.

No word on where the car seen here and in all of the media coverage will wind up. Dibs.

 

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Danny Shields
Danny Shields HalfDork
7/3/19 2:47 p.m.

I don't usually watch the auctions live, but I tuned in for that one. Just incredible! What a way to raise big money for a great cause!

ebelements
ebelements New Reader
7/3/19 2:53 p.m.

I guess I'm COMPLETELY out of the loop as last I heard they were doing a two-tier hierarchy with the C7 (or whatever front engine/rear drive C8 replaced it) would stick around to keep purists happy while the mid-engined big-boy would handle the much pricier competition. 

Have been semi-seriously joking about leasing a C7 manual/vert when I turn 40 in a year and a half. NOW what am I supposed to daily for my early mid life crisis!?

Question for those in the know... does this mean all the C7s that are languishing on dealer lots at the moment are going to be harder to swing a deal on?

200mph
200mph Reader
7/3/19 3:28 p.m.

Anyone desiring a deal on a C7 should act today.  

Chevrolet will announce their Corvette production plans on July 18.  Surprises are expected.

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