Last week, Chevrolet announced its latest special edition Corvette, the 2013 427 Convertible, as a sendoff to the C6 before the C7 arrives for 2014. Now we've had our first look at the car in the flesh, as Chevrolet is showing it off for the first time here at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ.

Setting the 427 Convertible apart from the standard Corvette are special graphics, badges and unique wheels, but most importantly, it gains the Z06's 7.0-liter 505 horsepower V8 under the hood, making it the most powerful drop top Corvette to ever come from Bowling Green. This example also sports the 60th Anniversary Package that includes Arctic White exterior paint, Pearl Silver Blue racing stripes and a Diamond Blue leather interior. What really makes this particular car special, though, is that it's the very first production Corvette 427 Convertible and is set to be auctioned off for charity tomorrow afternoon. We'll have live auction results and more pictures then, but for now, check out our live gallery of photos above.


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      the.nope
      • 2 Years Ago
      Amazing how far it has come in a 60 year time-span.
      S2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally, at the very end of the C6's run, Chevy makes the car I always wanted. A convertible with the Z06 motor and non-body-color headlamps. Perfect!!
      Mike B
      • 2 Years Ago
      Grey or black headlight housings look much better than body color matching ones IMHO. This 'vette looks awesome.
      TsarBomba
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dang! That looks hot! Lovin' the rear 3/4 view. Headlights look great.
      mikelee
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing looks horrid . . . like some rapper had it personalized(!). The wheels, especially, suck.
      mbbiggio
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nope not here cant wait for the C-7
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad the Vette roadster doesn't have some kind of roll-over bars like most other two-seaters. A 200-mph car really needs them. Why hasn't this car had them?
        Auto enthusiast 24
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        Exactly! Or at least some that pop up in an emercency. Anyone remember the cobra roll over video from the other day.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        How about letting me know where you're going to be taking this car to 200mph that ISN'T in Germany?
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          SPG1, please DO NOT condone high speed driving on public roads. ToyotaSupraMan, Daytona and Talladega don't have track days. That's mainly because they're constantly running the Petty Ride Along and Driving Experience programs at both tracks.
          Auto enthusiast 24
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          fortunately for me, there is a raceway that does track days an hour from me. And I guess then you weren't familiar with the video I was referencing where a Shelby cobra was at a track day and broke a suspension part at 130 and ended up flipping 500 feet off the track.