First Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson

The first of the limited 500 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition models will be auctioned of the highest bidder at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 3.

“The winning bidder will also be given the unique opportunity to tour GM”s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich., home of the hand-built LS7 and LS9 engines found in the Z06 and ZR1 respectively,” GM said in a statement. “The winner will also have the opportunity to watch the car going down the line at the famed Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.”

“The Corvette Z06 Carbon will surely be an instant collectible,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet Marketing. “For that reason, we see Barrett-Jackson as the premiere venue to sell the first retail Z06 Carbon.”

The auction continues Chevrolet’s tradition of offering exciting sports cars at Barrett-Jackson. At the Scottsdale, Arizona, auction in 2008, the first retail production 2009 Corvette ZR1 sold for $1,000,000. The first retail 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was also sold for $350,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction last year. A couple weeks back, a limited edition Corvette Z06 (number 427 of 427 produced) brought in $200,000, all of which was donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

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– By: Kap Shah