Chevy Corvettes to Raise Money for Veterans
Chevrolet and General Motors have not chosen just any Chevrolet Corvette to support wounded veterans. They’ve picked the celebratory new Corvette Carbon 65 model to auction off at Barrett-Jackson‘s annual Scottsdale, Arizona auction on January 20, 2018.
The exclusivity of this car is just the beginning. With only 650 cars available, the Corvette Carbon 65 is part of the 65th anniversary of the Corvette’s production debut, with unique features that include:
- Exclusive identification number badge on the center console
- Black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching
- Steering wheel signed by former president George W. Bush with a carbon fiber rim
- Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior finish with visible carbon-fiber touches
- Bespoke fender stripes and door graphics
- Black wheels with machined grooves and blue brake calipers
- Carbon Edition sill plates
Funds raised will support Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative, a program for veterans that provides psychological trauma support and helps post 9/11 soldiers find meaningful employment, easing their transition back to civilian life.
The Carbon 65 isn’t the only Corvette being auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson. The first 2019 Corvette ZR1 will take the stage alongside it to support wounded veterans.
And this car is a showstopper itself. Its exclusive LT5 supercharged engine with 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque sets new standards. With the very first automatic transmission offered in a ZR1, this exhilarating automobile has both a seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission available with the LT5. Additional features include:
- New front fascia designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling
- Two aero packages: standard rear Low Wing and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing
- Special carbon-fiber “halo” hood
- Top speed above 210 mph
“GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. Sales and Service, said. “With the proceeds from the auction of the Corvette ZR1, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans through the Building for America’s Bravest effort.”
This is certainly not the first time GM and Chevy have shown their appreciation for those who have served our country. In fact, the GM family currently has more than 6,000 veteran employees and 50,000 GM retirees who served, according to a press release.
Our Fox Lake Chevy team is proud to be a part of the GM and Chevy family, supporting our troops and those who have served. With Military Discounts available, we’re your certified Chevy dealer with a line-up of new vehicles and pre-owned cars and trucks. No need to search for “Chevy Dealers Near Me.” Just give us a call at 847-558-6177 or schedule a test drive today.