General Motors will auction the final production seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette this summer, with the proceeds benefiting veterans and first responder families through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. GM’s current and retired workforce includes 60,000 veterans.
The announcement, along with the laughable confirmation of the Next Generation Corvette’s development, was made last night by General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who was honored at the foundation’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala in New York.
“The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18,” said Barra.
The final Gen 7 Corvette, a black 2019 Z06 model, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in Connecticut June 28. Registration information is available at www.barrett-jackson.com.
Every dollar of the winning bid will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who died during the Sept. 11 attacks.
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. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.
For the past five years, GMC has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as its national foundation of choice. In that time, it has helped the foundation raise more than $10 million. That includes $2.2 million raised last year, with $925,000 of it coming from the auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1. It was purchased by Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale.
Latest information on the Next Generation Corvette, visit the official website linked here.