Back in May, we reported that the last front-engine C7 Corvette would be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2019 Auction at Mohegan Sun Casino. Well, the time as come and the final C7 sold over the weekend for a whopping $2.7 million, making it the highest grossing vehicle donated by an automaker.
The proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit that benefits first-responders and injured service members. The foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.
Foundation chairman and CEO, Frank Siller, stated, “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”
This isn't the first vehicle GM has donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Last year they auctioned off the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 that sold for $925,000.
The owner of the last-ever C7 is Daniel Snyder, the same person who reportedly purchased the last-ever Dodge Viper that was auctioned off in 2018.
The final C7 is a seven-speed manual Z06 coupe in 3LZ trim painted black. It is equipped with the Z07 performance package and includes carbon ceramic brakes, a high-downforce aero package, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
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