Enthusiasts First Production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Heads to Auction Block for Charity

18:48  11 march  2018
18:48  11 march  2018 Source:   Automobile

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The first production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is one of the big stars at Barrett-Jackson's 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction this month. It is slated to sell on January 20 at WestWorld in Arizona.


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The auction house waives all fees on charity vehicles and the entire hammer price will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Started by the Siller family to honor the memory of one of its own, an FDNY firefighter who lost his life on 9/11, the foundation assists first responders and catastrophically injured service members, according to its website.

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The ZR1 is the quickest and most powerful Corvette ever built. It features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that packs 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission.

"Our 47th Annual Scottsdale charity docket features some of the rarest vehicles available for purchase in the world," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, in a release.

"But what makes these vehicles even more prized than their rarity is the fact they have been generously donated to aid people who are struggling and in need of help. We're grateful to team up with the many great organizations that are a vehicle for positive change in our world."

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In addition to the ZR1, Carolyn and Craig Jackson have donated their personal 1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition to raise money to help support to the American Heart Association.

The all-white 35th Anniversary Edition Corvette is one of just 2,050 built. It packs a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that is mated to automatic transmission.

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"We're incredibly fortunate to have the resources to support wonderful organizations that strive to make a difference for so many people in need," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in a statement.

"To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise nearly $96 million for charity and those funds, along with the generous donations that will be raised in Scottsdale, bring much needed relief to countless people through many great charities."

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First 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Sells At Auction for $925,000 .
All proceeds benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.The Siller family started the foundation to honor the memory of their brother Stephen who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2011, as a New York City firefighter. The program builds smart homes for catastrophically injured service members returning home and first responders. Each home is custom designed to the needs of the individual while also being energy efficient, easily accessible, and automated.

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