Get excited everyone! The 2014 Corvette Stingray is on its way. In fact, the first retail production model goes on sale, later today, at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction. Bids can be placed in person or online at barrett-jackson.com.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray appears to be quite the sports car, since debuting earlier this week. It has a razor sharp body design reminiscent of the original Stingray, and a powerful V8 engine (profiled in-depth, here). The engine boasts 465 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, and the 2014 Corvette Stingray will race from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.3 seconds.
Since very early on, the Barrett-Jackson auction has been dedicated to donating money to different charities. In 1978, just seven years after its debut, it donated money to several of Scottsdale’s local charities, including the Scottsdale library. This year, the College for Creative Studies in Detroit will receive the proceeds. The college has a prestigious automotive design program, so the benefits of this car show will essentially go right back to the source of great auto making.
Along with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, four other Chevys will be up for auction, including Dan Akerson’s 1958 Corvette, a 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible, Guy Fieri’s personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, and a 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible. The proceeds from these vehicles will benefit Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association, Guy Fieri’s Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination, and Achilles international, respectively.
The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction has auctioned off some pretty incredible cars in the past, including the first SRT Viper last summer (story here). I’m excited to see what cars they’ll auction off in the future.