First Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 to Be Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction

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First Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 to Be Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction
First Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 to Be Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction

All proceeds from the auction, which happens on the evening of January 29, will be donated to charity.

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will very certainly be the most extreme sports car ever built in Bowling Green, Kentucky. At Barrett-Scottsdale Jackson’s auction in 2022, one lucky collector will have the opportunity to take home the first retail production copy.

The new Z06 will be unveiled in October 2021 and will include a 5.5-liter LT6 V-8 engine with dual overhead cams and a flat-plane crankshaft. It’s the most powerful atmospheric V-8 ever made. While revving at 8600 rpm, the motor produces an unrivalled 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The car promises to shake up the current supercar landscape when combined with redesigned bodywork and other C8.R-derived improvements.

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At the Scottsdale auction, the first Z06 will be sold without reserve as Lot 3009, and it is expected to cross the block about 10:30 p.m. ET on January 29. The car’s whole sale price will be donated to the Operation Homefront organisation, which assists military families in need in the United States.

Chevrolet is no stranger to auction houses like Barrett-Jackson, where it sells off some of its more unique Corvette vehicles for charity. In reality, the 2023 Z06 will follow in the footsteps of some of the most important Corvettes in recent history. At the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction in 2019, the final front-engine Corvette ever produced was sold.

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The vehicle in question was a black Z06 model purchased for $2.9 million by Dan Snyder of Snyder Motorsports. The first production C8 Corvette was sold to Rick Hendrick for $3 million at Barrett-Scottsdale Jackson’s 2020 event. That sale shattered the previous record for the most money ever spent on a Barrett-Jackson charity automobile. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Detroit Children’s Fund received profits from each sale. While both of those cars were historically significant, neither of them had the same level of performance as this current Corvette.

First Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 to Be Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction

We don’t know how this car will be optioned at this time, just like we didn’t know how this car would be optioned at the inaugural C8 auction in 2020. Instead, the buyer of this Z06 will be able to customise the vehicle to their liking. The current version offers the most customization options yet, with 12 different exterior colours and seven different interior and wheel packages to choose from. At this time, Barrett-Jackson hasn’t listed an official VIN from GM, but the wording “first retail production sample” suggest it won’t be the #001 model.

This particularly special Z06 isn’t going to come cheap. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing become the most expensive of the aforementioned bunch.

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