It's the end of an era... one of the most epic eras we've ever known! The last front-engine C7 Corvette will roll off the line this summer and will be auctioned off Barrett Jackson's Northeast 2019 auction June 28th, 2019. The auction comes less than a month before the brand new, mid-engined C8 Corvette is released on July 18th, 2019. Proceeds from the auction will benefit a non-profit foundation for first-responders and injured service members.
Back in April, GM announced that the final C7 would be produced this summer before it headed off to auction. The auction company has now released official details and photos of the car.
According to Barrett Jackson, "The last C7 will be a black Z06 coupe with Adrenaline Red trim. The car will have a 3LZ trim level, a custom leather-wrapped red interior package that provides the ultimate sport and luxury experience and includes Performance Data Recorder and navigation." Although the C7 is still in production, the car seen here is an exact replica of the final C7 headed to auction.
While hype surrounding the mid-engine C8 continues to rise, including the addition of a second shift at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the unveiling of the C8 logo, the final C7 proceeds are making news by benefiting a great cause. Sales proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The foundation also honors the military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for the United States every day.
As the front-engine Corvette era comes to an end, the winning bidder will own a piece of General Motors and automotive history. We will continue to watch closely as the last of the C7s make their way down the line and, of course, when the C8 makes its debut on July 18th. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for all of the latest Corvette news!