Limited Edition Corvette auction to help Haiti victims

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

The proceeds of the auction of a limited edition 2008 Chevrolet Corvette at this weekend's 39th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction will be given to relief efforts in Haiti.

The American Red Cross relief fund will receive the donation in addition to a $100,000 contribution from the GM Foundation to the Red Cross.

Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Design, said that this is a "very good example of the compassion GM employees have." The limited edition 2008 Chevrolet Corvette was the last of 427 cars built specifically for North America and the only 2008 Z06 available in Crystal Red Metallic Tint Coat.

The Corvette is equipped with a 7.0L V8 engine with 505 hp and it also features spider design chrome Z06 wheels, Z06 plates, a Stinger-style stripe on the front hood and fascia, chrome exterior badges and a painted Z06 spoiler and body color door handles.

For its interior, the Corvette has a Dark Titanium leather-wrapped interior and special Crystal Red center trim plate.

All 427 of these limited edition Corvettes were signed and numbered in the center console area by Will Cooksey, the Corvette plant manager who retired in 2006 after 15 years running the plant.

The appearance of the Corvette is further enhanced by "427" hood badges and engine cover emblems and "427" seat and floor mat embroidery.

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