• Jan 24, 2010
Special Edition Corvette Z06 to benefit Haiti - Click above for high-res image gallery

There were plenty of charity cars up for auction at Barrett-Jackson the last few days, but perhaps the one that benefited the most worthy cause was donated by GM. They brought out a 427 Limited Edition Corvette Z06 worth more than $80,000 to Scottsdale and promised to donate the entire proceeds of the sale to the American Red Cross to help those who were affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Fortunately, the bidders in attendance hadn't exhausted all of their funds by the time the car crossed the block, and a generous buyer put down a $200,000 offer for the car. You can visit www.redcross.org or text HAITI to 90999 to donate yourself, and although you won't go home with a new Corvette, you'll be helping out a very worthy cause.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:

This limited edition Corvette was the last of 427 cars built specifically for North America and the only 2008 Z06 available in Crystal Red Metallic Tint Coat. Sporting a 7.0L 427cid LS7 V8 engine with 505hp, the vehicle contains spider design chrome Z06 wheels, Z06 sill plates, a Stinger-style stripe on the front hood and fascia, chrome exterior badges and a painted Z06 spoiler and body color door handles. Inside, the Corvette contains a Dark Titanium leather-wrapped interior and special Crystal Red center trim plate. All 427 of the limited edition Corvettes were signed and numbered in the center console area by Will Cooksey, the Corvette plant manager who retired in 2006 after 15 years as the plant manager. This vehicle also features 427 hood badges and engine cover emblems and 427 seat and floor mat embroidery. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross relief fund to help earthquake-stricken Haiti.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a nice looking red.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So isn't it a
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Toronto:

        It depends on how you look at it, I suppose. The car was donated for the cause, and the bid was $200k (since the car was donated). As a result, the effective donation was still $200k, whilst the ROI to the buyer was a $70k car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good on the buyers!

      BTW, that's a REALLY pretty color on that 'Vette.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Atta Boy GM!

      I heard Toyota donated a Supra but later rescinded the offer due to some sort of recall...
        • 4 Years Ago
        What Haiti really needs is a modernized version of the Marshall Plan from the 50's which was used to rebuild Europe. As soon as another celebrity acts up or terrorist action happens, the Haiti story is gonna be forgotten. Therefore, it has to be implemented NOW.

        Throwing money at Haiti doesn't work because they've had a string of corrupt leaders and Haiti has been a long time foreign aid recipient leader - obviously it doesn't work when your last president can steal almost $1B from the country and flee to another country.

        ALL OF THESE CARRIBEAN NATIONS survive off of tourism. That's it. Its funny that Haiti and DR are next to each other, yet DR is prosperous and Haiti is not. This is pure segregation of the rich/poor and no one in their right mind wants to tour there and spend money.

        If Haiti had oil, or resources other countries wanted to steal/exploit, they wouldn't be having this problem, but tourism is a weak industry when you have a global terrorism threat and a global economic drop. Therefore, I really hope America and the other countries giving aid will focus on nation building here and abandon it in the middle east (where it cannot be done).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hahahah lmao
        • 4 Years Ago
        nicholi - "Throwing money at Haiti doesn't work because they've had a
        string of corrupt leaders and Haiti has been a long time foreign aid
        recipient leader"

        They/We not just throwing money at Haiti. A lot of the money being
        raised since this disaster is to support efforts by well-establised relief organizations
        such as Red Cross. Yes, I know there has been some issues with Red
        Cross, but by and large, they are the most prominent organization for
        providing relief for disasters around the world. The work they do is
        genuine and amazing. You'll always hear the stories of misappropriation. That doesn't mean that nothing is being done to help the people.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Amazing... a story about humanitarian aid for Haiti & you jackasses manage to turn it into a fanboy fest, bashing imports. People like you disgust me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Josh = fail.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Brent Is this still Autoblog? I'll leave the fund raising for Haitians to the pros...like your idols in California. If I wanted to engage the group in dialogue of natural disasters, people disasters, etc. I'd have done so...happily. Meanwhile, enjoy your Prius & chai tea latte or whatever it is you fancy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You said it Josh! Look good on those people who have been supporting the imports. Maybe they will realize that imports might not be such as "great quality" as they all thought.
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