It's not the only special GM vehicle that will benefit a good cause.
While it's usually difficult for us mere mortals to stomach the exorbitant prices of the world's modern automotive exotics, the feeling is different when a high-value vehicle is auctioned off for a charitable cause. That's the case with the first example of the Ram 1500 TRX, while the first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sold for $3 million a year ago, and all of that went to a charitable organization.
General Motors is once again raising money to support two charities, this time by joining forces with Barrett-Jackson for the auctioning off of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 VIN 001. That's not the only vehicle that'll cross the auction block.
Another GM product, the first retail production 2020 Corvette C8 Convertible, is also up for grabs. Both vehicles will make their way to the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale from March 20-27.
Last year, the Hummer Edition 1 sold out in just an hour despite its six-figure price tag. If the regular Hummer isn't impressive enough, the Edition 1 is the one to have with its 1,000-horsepower three-motor powertrain, surround-view camera system, Super Cruise, and unique badging. With a 0-60 mph time of three seconds and fast-charging capability, we expect the Hummer to give rivals like the Ford F-150 Electric and Rivian R1T a tough time.
As for the Corvette, this first retail production 2020 drop-top is finished in black with a black/Andrenaline Red interior. It's a much more tasteful spec than the final 2020 Corvette Convertible that recently failed to sell at auction.
The black Vette comes in the top 3LT trim and is equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. Proceeds from the sale of the Hummer will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, while the total amount of the Corvette sale will benefit United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
"The sale of these remarkable GM vehicles is an important part of our effort to support some very worthwhile charities," said Barrett-Jackson's president, Steve Davis.