The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won’t be on sale until late summer or early fall, but if you’re too impatient to wait until then you can buy one this weekend.
The rights to the very first seventh generation ‘Vette to off of the assembly line will be sold for charity at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, this Saturday night.
The high bidder for VIN #0001 will get to spec their car out as they please, with the proceeds of the sale going toward the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, which has a renowned automotive design program.
This won’t be the first time that the first of a new GM model has been offered at a Barrett-Jackson auction.
NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick snagged the first 2010 Chevy Camaro SS for $350,000 at the 2009 Las Vegas event, and the first convertible version of the car there the following year for $205,000. He also picked up the first 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon edition and #0069 Camaro ZL1 at other events, marking him as the one to beat for the Stingray.
Barrett-Jackson doesn’t offer pre-sale estimates on its consignments, but with a $50,000-plus list price and tons of excitement around it after its reveal in Detroit this past Sunday night, the sky is definitely the limit on this one.