Corvette Kingdom: Six 2017, 2018 Corvettes From General Motors Collection Head to Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 15, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is set to bring various models of 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Corvettes from the General Motors Collection to the auction block at the 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Highlighting the group of six Corvettes that will be offered with No Reserve is a 2018 Z06 (Lot 718) and 2018 Grand Sport Carbon 65 Edition Convertible (Lot 718.1). All cars have been used extensively by Chevrolet at special events and car shows, and included with the sale of all six Corvettes is a two-day owner’s school at Spring Mountain Motor Resort.
“General Motors continues to be a great partner of Barrett-Jackson and we want to thank them for bringing these beautiful Corvettes to our Northeast Auction,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “They have been champions of our philanthropic efforts and helped generate an incredible moment this year with former U.S. President George W. Bush on the auction block as we sold VIN 001 of the 2018 Carbon 65 Edition to benefit President Bush’s Military Service Initiative. They also do a great job with their hot laps and exhibitor area at our auctions to create an engaging fan experience throughout the year. We look forward to these Corvettes crossing the block at Mohegan Sun, highlighting some of their best in modern performance.”
The 2018 ZO6 coupe (Lot 718) is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 LT4 engine backed by a 7-speed manual transmission. It comes equipped with the Z07 Ultimate Performance Package, which includes Brembo ceramic brakes, PS Cup tires and Z07 suspension, and has just under 800 miles. The 2018 Corvette Grand Sport Carbon 65 Edition Convertible (Lot 718.1), finished with a Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic exterior and Jet Black interior, features a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine backed by an 8-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission.
Following the Z06 and Carbon 65 Edition is a pair of Corvette Grand Sport Coupes. Lot #719 is a 2017 coupe powered by a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine backed by a 7-speed manual transmission and comes equipped with the Z07 Ultimate Performance package. A 2018 Grand Sport Coupe (Lot #719.1) has a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine with an 8-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission. The Arctic White exterior features include yellow fender hash marks, custom yellow calipers, Grand Sport black aluminum wheels and Grand Sport Heritage center carbon-flash stripe.
“The Corvette is an iconic American sports car and these vehicles heading to Mohegan Sun are incredible examples of Chevrolet’s modern performance capabilities,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “It’s a unique opportunity to purchase these low mileage, low VIN examples that Chevy has put on display at events around the country to promote these exclusive models and we are excited to offer these great cars with No Reserve at Mohegan Sun.”
The group of six Corvettes is rounded out with a pair of 2018 Stingrays. Lot #720 is a convertible finished in Corvette Racing Yellow with a Jet Black interior and was the sixth unit built in 2018. It features a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine backed by a 7-speed manual transmission. A 2018 Stingray coupe (Lot #720.1) was the very first reproduction built for 2018 and is finished with a Torch Red exterior and Jet Black interior. It is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 LT1 engine backed by an 8-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission and comes equipped with multi-mode performance exhaust and remote start.
Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction is June 20-23, 2018, and will be the first event inside Mohegan Sun’s new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. Preview Day/Family Value Day is Wednesday, June 20, with the collector car and automobilia auctions beginning Thursday, June 21. A full schedule of events, including TV times, is available at Barrett-Jackson.com. The docket is now live; for information on becoming a bidder, go to www.Barrett-Jackson.com/bid. To submit an application to consign at the 2018 Northeast Auction, click here. Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Northeast Auction.
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Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.