Charity

First Stingray Roadster Auction-Bound

GM has donated the first Stingray Convertible for auction with around $1 million expected to be raised for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Havingdropped its top at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the first 2014Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible off the production line will beauctioned off for charity by Barrett-Jackson on April 5 in Palm Beach, Florida. In true Chevrolet spirit, the car is being donated as part of GM’s support forthe Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Every penny of the sale will go to the charity and if the auction of the coupe is anything to go buy theyshould expect a seven-figure sum for the first Stingray Convertible to come their way.

Interested parties that cannot attend the auction can place a bid on the Barrett-Jackson website. The winner will receive a certificate of authenticity and be able to select the car’s color. The 2014 Stingray Convertible is powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 as the coupe, with an output of 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely and opened and closed at speeds of up to 30 mph.

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