The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been drawing acclaim for its stats and design long ahead of the time when we’ll be able to drive it. But now it’s garnering praise for something a little nobler than track-day smack talk: fighting cancer.
Partnering with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, General Motors will be auctioning off its first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible on April 5 at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach, Florida, to benefit the organization with all proceeds going to charity. Furthermore, the GM Foundation has donated $400,000 for the last two years to the Institute in addition to what the car will bring, totaling $6.4 million over the last 16 years the two have worked with one another.
“When we asked ourselves how best to assist the Karmanos Cancer Institute in its valiant fight against this horrible disease, the first Corvette Stingray Convertible off the line for sale was an obvious choice,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America, in a statement. “It’s the best we have to offer, and it should prove to be an immensely desirable and highly collectible car.”
The Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 31st Annual Dinner is April 20 at GM’s Detroit Hamtramck plant. GM is sponsoring it, obviously. There are still tickets available for the gala.
Chances are that if you want a car that will undoubtedly appreciate through the years–speaking that it’ll be the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible to roll off the line–and you’re into helping one of just 41 certified comprehensive cancer research facilities in the U.S., this might be one to jump on.
Source: Karmanos Cancer Institute