Last of the C6
For a Good Cause: 2013 Corvette VIN 001
Saturday, January 21, 2012: The first 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible sold for $600,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale Arizona. The lucky bidder was Ron Pratte. All proceeds going to support AARP's Drive to End Hunger food relief program, so a tax deduction can be factored into the price. Eddie Vannoy sweetened the deal by $100,000 so a total of $700,000 went to the very worthwhile charity.
Above and below: AARP President Joanne Jenkins (left) and Hendrick Motorsports President Rick Hendrick unveil and pose with the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition. Hendrick Motorsports, with driver Jeff Gordon assisting with the promotional efforts, worked with GM to present the special edition Corvette.