General Motors is set to auction off the very first C7 Corvette for charity at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, on January 19. GM has a long history of using historically significant models to raise funds for worthy causes, and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray should fetch a heady price for the College for Creative Studies. Look for the car to go under the gavel with no reserve.

We first heard about GM using Barrett-Jackson to sell the debut C7 last month, when the auction house published its list of lots for the January event. At the time, Lot No. 3016 offered few details beyond the fact that the vehicle up for bid was a "piece of Chevy history." We'd say that's about accurate.

Whoever wins the car can look forward to a 6.2-liter V8 with 450 horsepower on hand as well as a seven-speed manual transmission with rev-matching downshifts. A spate of new tech, an all-new frame, extensive cooling and a vastly improved interior are all part of the package. Head over to Barrett-Jackson for more information.


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      bubba_roe
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      tacky as hell. looks like a pepboys hillbillys dream come true.
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bubba_roe
        I can imagine how someone that calls themselves "Bubba" would have very minimalist and sophisticated tastes.
          bubba_roe
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          @Ducman69
          When in Rome....
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      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about charity to the American taxpayer?
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      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll start the bidding at $230.
      Level4
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the car but I dislike the 4 exhaust tips lined up like that. It looks like someone went too happy of pepboys exhaust tips. Then need to divide them better
        dan1malk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Level4
        Hmm, I always thought the gap of the C5/C6 looked odd, and this is an improvement. Someone on Jalopnik Photoshopped a full rectangle (almost Aventador-like) in place of the individual tips. I liked it, but it looked a little less "Corvette" to me.
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      oxygn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really hate these over-saturated photos
      Douglas Harry
      • 1 Year Ago
      The more I look at it, the more I like it. Not a fan of the blacked out A pillar, matter of fact any blacked out A pillar on any car. See the Ferrari 599 GTO
        Sir Duke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Douglas Harry
        Agreed on the blacked out A - pillar. It only works on black or dark grey cars for me.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 1 Year Ago
      I didn't realize it until just now that the C7 has a retainer. Now the JDM S2000 and the C7 are the awkward teenagers of the auto industry.
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just flipped from the picture of the Aston Martin up above to this picture of the new Corvette. Ugh. The black vents do NOT do it any favors. A lot of the visual noise could be reduced by using body color instead.
      Karfreek
      • 1 Year Ago
      And the first recall in 3, 2, 1...
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