Chevy to auction first Z06 for Karmanos Cancer InstituteTue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Chevrolet is continuing its tradition of donating its first production model of a new vehicle to be auctioned for charity: The first production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will be sold at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, Fla. event on April 12.
Proceeds will go to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, extending the General’s long-standing support for the organization. The money will go to the renovations of the Institute’s infusion center, according to GM, which provides a more comfortable setting for patients receiving chemotherapy.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 made its debut at the Detroit auto show this year, sporting a 6.2-liter supercharged small-block V8. The LT4 produces “at least” 625 hp and 635 lb-ft of torque. The removable roof panel remains, and a seven-speed manual is standard, though an automatic is optional.
“Chevrolet’s donation of the first 2015 Corvette Z06 produced is yet another way that we are showing our continued support of the Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said GM President Dan Ammann. “The funds raised from the auction will help further the exceptional patient care that Karmanos is known for in our community and across the country."
If you want to bid but can’t attend the Palm Beach auction, you can bid online at Barrett-Jackson.com. To register, call (480) 421-6694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The auction house will waive all buyer and seller fees.
The winning bidder gets a letter of authenticity and the ability to pick the color of the Z06.
By Jake Lingeman