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Enthusiasts First Production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Heads to Auction Block for Charity

18:48  11 march  2018
18:48  11 march  2018 Source:

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The first production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is one of the big stars at Barrett-Jackson's 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction this month. It is slated to sell on January 20 at WestWorld in Arizona.


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The auction house waives all fees on charity vehicles and the entire hammer price will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Started by the Siller family to honor the memory of one of its own, an FDNY firefighter who lost his life on 9/11, the foundation assists first responders and catastrophically injured service members, according to its website.

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The ZR1 is the quickest and most powerful Corvette ever built. It features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that packs 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission.

"Our 47th Annual Scottsdale charity docket features some of the rarest vehicles available for purchase in the world," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, in a release.

"But what makes these vehicles even more prized than their rarity is the fact they have been generously donated to aid people who are struggling and in need of help. We're grateful to team up with the many great organizations that are a vehicle for positive change in our world."

2017 Ford GT and First 2019 Corvette ZR1 are Going to the Same Charity Auction

  2017 Ford GT and First 2019 Corvette ZR1 are Going to the Same Charity Auction This might be the easiest way to get your hands on a new Ford GT.If you’re in the market for a very special American supercar, you can’t miss the Barrett-Jackson auction on Jan. 20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among the incredible cars kicking off the Barrett-Jackson “Driven Hearts” charity initiative are the first 2017 Ford GT being donated to a charity auction and the very first 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Barrett-Jackson is waiving its usual fees for these special auctions which means the entire hammer price for each car will go to their respective charities.

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In addition to the ZR1, Carolyn and Craig Jackson have donated their personal 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition to raise money to help support to the American Heart Association.

The all-white 35th Anniversary Edition Corvette is one of just 2,050 built. It packs a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that is mated to automatic transmission.

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"We're incredibly fortunate to have the resources to support wonderful organizations that strive to make a difference for so many people in need," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in a statement.

"To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise nearly $96 million for charity and those funds, along with the generous donations that will be raised in Scottsdale, bring much needed relief to countless people through many great charities."

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The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is This Year's Indy 500 Pace Car .
Leading drivers in the 102nd running of the iconic raceAfter what felt like years of buildup, Chevrolet finally revealed the Corvette ZR1 in November of last year. With 755 hp on tap and an extreme aero package, the ZR1 has already set a lap record at Virginia International Raceway. Based on our first ride impressions, we have a feeling that won't be the last record it breaks. Next month, at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, the ZR1 will also hit the track as the race's official pace car.

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