First Corvette Z06 earns $1 million in auction

corvette carThere are several people who are devoted to the Chevrolet brand and their Crown Mazda auto dealership, apparently from a recent auction, some are willing to go to great lengths (even more remote than Churchill Manitoba) and extensive accounting to secure one.

One buyer at the Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction last month paid $1 million for the privilege of driving the very first production C7 Corvette Z06, which doubles the price of the first production of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 that was sold during the same auction.

So you can ignore the stick price of $85,000 for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 because the market may have gotten more expensive. Granted it is a very nice car that includes a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that created around 635 horsepower and nearly 650 pounders-per-foot of torque. It also comes with enough suspension hardware and other goodies to make perfect turns fast on the Nürburgring motorsports complex in Germany.

The person who placed the winning bid will have the choice of the Chevrolet having either a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic – meaning the car will have the ability to go really fast in a short amount of time.

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auto brakesThe new owner of the auction’s 2014 Camaro Z/28 – which has a normal sticker price of $75,000 – also got a great deal considering it comes with a hand-built 7.0-liter V-8 engine with about 505 horsepower and 481 pounds of torque in a six-speed manual transmission system – the vehicle also features with vented and drilled carbon ceramic brakes and a “flying car” mode.

Yes, “flying car” mode that received its name from engineers for the vehicle’s Performance Traction Management system that provides faster lap times on a race track to maintain full power and momentum, regardless of whether the tires momentarily lose contact with the ground in certain types of road conditions.

Despite being surprising numbers for the two cars, the combined $1.5 million raised between the Corvette Z06 and the Camaro Z/28 benefitted a good cause as all proceeds from the auction event benefitted research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute that is affiliated with Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich.