Chevrolet says one hundred percent of the VIN #001 sale price will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. General Motors says the Karmanos Cancer Institute, based in Detroit, is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. Last year, GM raised $200,000 for the institute by auctioning the first Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan at Barrett-Jackson.
Chevy only recently introduced the new track-themed Grand Sport Edition. Part Stingray, part Z06, it combines the LT1’s 460 horsepower V8 with body and chassis refinements from the super-charged Z06. It delivers 465 pound-feet of torque. The limited production edition features a Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and an exclusive Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior. The Tension Blue color is a modern take on the hue historically associated with the Grand Sport. Inside, a three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.
The coupe and convertible go on sale this summer in the U.S. The Collector’s Edition will hit the road later in the model year.
If you want to bid for the sportster online Friday, head to www.barrett-jackson.com.