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2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Sells For $1.1 Million At Barrett-Jackson 2013

The first C7 Corvette sells for $1.1 Million to Rick Hendrick at Barrett-Jackson 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. All proceeds from the sale went to charity.


 


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First 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning the first C7 Corvette Stingray, Vin #0001, at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona tonight. Details about the new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray: (Copied from AOL Autos) Inside a ramshackle industrial facility in northern Detroit, Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7, the model's first overhaul in nine years. It contains a next-generation V8 engine, a small-block LT1 that combines several advanced technologies into one package and takes drivers from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds. But for Corvette, this isn't about statistics. "It's more than just a sports car," said GM design chief Ed Welburn. "It's an emotion. It's a passion. It is a vehicle that is larger than life." For those reasons, it was perhaps the perfect vehicle to headline the first night of the North American International Auto Show. After years of economic doldrums brought on by the Great Recession, the auto industry needed a larger-than-life icon to help celebrate more than 15 million units sold in 2012. Hundreds of sports-car enthusiasts hooted and hollered Sunday night as Chevrolet pulled curtains back and revealed the C7 inside the Russell Industrial Center, which felt more like a nightclub than a factory. They lingered around the bright-red specimen displayed for more than an hour after the reveal. Most of the hard-core already knew some specifics about the model, like it's 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet added a twist, announcing the C7 will carry the Stingray name, a nod to the Corvette's early heritage throughout the 1960s. "It matches the concept they had a couple of years ago, and they really hit the nail on the head," said John Dunlap, a 27-year-old Corvette owner and enthusiast who scored a ticket to Sunday's unveiling through the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. He drove his 2002 C5 from Minerva, Ohio to Detroit for the unveiling. Years ago, he was tempted to upgrade to the C6, but was instead glad he waited for the oft-delayed C7 model. "They needed to make it sexier and relate it to its heritage," Dunlap said. "And the interior is going to blow our minds. Hopefully, that's really up there, the quality of the materials. I'm a touchy-feeling kind of guy, and the interior, before, was something that everyone knocked on." Critics had panned the no-frills interior on the C6 model. But that was the least of Corvette's problems in recent years. There were few brands that symbolized the auto industry's crisis better. As General Motors teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, the sports-car market was ravaged by the economy, losing approximately 41 percent of its sales from its pre-recession high. Sales of the Corvette, which debuted in 1953, slumped to their lowest numbers in nearly a half-century, falling to 13,164 in 2011. Worse yet perhaps, the Corvette's more muscular sibling, the Chevy Camaro, gained a ton of attention after a mid-decade redesign that drove sales as high as 88,248 in 2011. But even as General Motors discarded sacred brands and models in the midst of its government-backed rescue, the Corvette endured. "The soul of our company is indeed in Corvette," Mark Reuss, GM's chairman of North America, said Sunday. "Since 1953, through good times and bad for this company, there was always the Corvette, demonstrating what it means to win." If there are nods to the Corvette's heritage in the new design, there are also subtle nods to the present competition. Gone are the car's trademark rounded tail lights, replaced with more boxy lights that resemble those found on the Camaro. That's not an update that sits well with many long-time Corvette owners. "Many individuals are concerned about the rear square lights," said Tommy DeLuca, who owns a 2005 Corvette. "My concern would be how to differentiate the tail lights from other GM cars. The tail lights should be different so that anyone looking at the car will know it is a Corvette." The C7 is one of 13 new Chevrolet products that will hit U.S. show rooms this year. Like many of the others, it arrives lighter than past models. Engineers said Sunday they had trimmed 90 pounds from the car, and used carbon fiber on even the base trim level. Pricing was not announced Sunday night, but it is expected the base model of the C7 will cost more than the $49,600 of the base C6 predecessor. Fuel economy is expected to reach 18 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Combine the overhauled interior with the substantial exterior changes with the structural differences and drop in weight, and it's a dramatically different car. "It's a bigger departure from the C6 to the C7 than I think it was from the C5 to the C6," Dunlap said. "It has a more exotic look, a more sexy look. They're trying to get a lot of young people involved, and I think this is the car to do it."





2014 C7 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson 2013
A sneak peak at the Chevy guys loading up the first 2014 Stingray Corvette C7 set to go on sale later tonight at Barrett-Jackson! Keep checking back with us for the video of it crossing the auction block tonight, and be sure to subscribe!





The Detail Boss: GT500 Eleanor Mustang At Scottsdale Barrett Jackson Auto Auction Detail of the Year
This 1968 Shelby GT500 Eleanor was sold at Barrett Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale, AZ on January 18, 2013. The owner/builder of the car wanted perfection. The list of work he wanted done to the car by us is extensive. We sanded out all orange peel from every painted surface including the hood and trunk (both the top side and underside), door jambs, trunk jambs, engine bay, and the rest of the exterior of the vehicle. Followed by compounding to remove all sanding marks, we then compounded and polished this beautiful one of a kind twin supercharged 427 small block out to perfection with a total of 9 steps. This is by far the most elaborate detail we have ever performed. It is beyond concourse-level. For more information about who we are, what we do, and the builders of this car, contact us today. http://www.scottsdalecardetailing.com/





Barrett-Jackson 2008: 2009 Corvette ZR1 Sells for $1 Million
The first retail 2009 Corvette ZR1 was sold for $1 Million at the 2008 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. proceeds of the sale benefit United Way





2013 Barrett-Jackson Inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Reno Saturday
http://youtu.be/qYkGFLTV-TM 2013 Barrett-Jackson Inaugural Hot August Nights Auction-Reno, Nevada. Super Saturday. Here is some BONUS FOOTAGE: http://youtu.be/5-TofUAZrXg





Cougars at Barrett-Jackson 2013: Featuring KTL's 1970 SCJ Eliminator
We went back to Scottsdale this January to witness the sale of Joe Valenti's 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, with a 428 Super Cobra Jet drivetrain and the Drag Pak option. This rare car was meticulously concours restored over the course of 5 years by the renowned Cougar restoration shop KTL Restorations ( http://www.ktlrestorations.com ) in VA. A factor that made this auction even more interesting was the presence of another 1970 Eliminator, in the same Competition Blue color, and also with a 428 Cobra Jet engine (not Super) and also restored by a reputable hot rod shop. This car was not restored to the same "concours" level that Joe's car was, but it was still beautifully restored, and we expected to see it bring close to six figures. What we saw unfold that weekend in January was an interesting and sobering experience. These two cars, which would seem nearly identical to the untrained bystander, sold for vastly different prices. There is a lot to be said for the day and time that a car gets sold, as well as the quality of the restoration. But we were still very surprised by the results. This video puts you in the middle of the action to experience Barrett-Jackson with us. Enjoy! Need parts for your 67-73 Cougar? We have every nut and bolt at http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Batmobile Goes For $4.2 Million At Barrett-Jackson 2013
Watch George Barris' original Batmobile sell for $4.2 Million at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ on January 19th.





2014 Corvette... what a car! Chevy did it right!
Pretty amazing glimpse of the newly designed Chevrolet Corvette Stingray! Can't wait to see them on the street!





1950 GM Futurliner Sells for $4.1 Million - 2006 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
BJ: Nine years after buying a 1950 GM Futurliner bus at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Ron Pratt will donate all the proceeds from its sale in 2015 to the Armed Forces Foundation.





2014 Corvette C7 Stingray Start-up Exhaust: Video
The start-up sound from the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and its LT1 V8 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. For more Corvette and GM news, rumors, and information, visit http://gmauthority.com





2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Autoweek detailed walkaround
Take a detailed walkaround of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray with Autoweek technical editor and resident Corvette Expert Dale Jewett. Dale and Autoweek executive creative director Ken Ross get up close and personal with the new C7. They discuss the Stingray's design - how form indeed follows function. Dale covers what's new, what's different, and what's based on the Corvette's storied heritage. The design team and developers consulted with the Corvette Racing ALMS and Le Mans teams. The result - aero, vents and cooling systems that improve efficiency and performance, and keep passengers more comfortable. Speaking of comfort, take a look at the redesigned interior - always a source of criticism in past Corvette generations. For all our extensive coverage of the new Corvette, click on http://www.autoweek.com/corvette.





2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7, What Do We Know? -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
With the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette being unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next week, we take a look at the latest rounds from the rumor mill. Will the C7 be as epic as General Motors needs it to be?





C7 Corvette Stingray Acceleration, 2013 SRT Viper
DtRockstar1 records a brand new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray revving and accelerating away as well as a 2013 SRT Viper. An epic combo, seeing these two rivals together! Facebook - http://tinyurl.com/6385qw2 Blog - http://dtrockstar1.blogspot.co​m/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DtRockstar1 Razzi: http://razzi.me/DtRockstar1/photos





1985 C4 Corvette-Kart vs. 2014 Lingenfelter C7! - Roadkill Ep. 35
On this episode of Roadkill, we hack the entire body off a C4 Corvette, cage it, and call it a race car! Freiburger and Finnegan fulfill a dream that began four-plus years ago when they first wrote the "Vette Hack" article for HOT ROD magazine, slicing 900 pounds of ugly fiberglass off of a 1985 Corvette to prove that it would handle better in the autocross. Less weight means more acceleration, better cornering, and better stopping. The idea is proven once again here as the guys add a 350-horsepower rat-rod engine, rebuild the trans, remove more weight, and make it rigid, safe, and stylish with a full rollcage. Next, they head into a shootout with a 2014 Corvette upgraded by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering with an Edelbrock blower, Kooks headers, and Corsa Exhaust for a wicked-sounding 640 horsepower. And then, of course, there's the off-road mayhem. The Vette Kart rocks! Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RoadkillShow, http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/hotrodmagazine Google + - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





SRT Viper GTS vs Chevrolet Corvette ZR1! - Head 2 Head Episode 24
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS against its domestic rival, the 2012 Corvette ZR1. It's an all American prizefight as Jonny heads north to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to hot lap these two monsters with pro race driver Randy Pobst. And of course, no match up between these two contenders would be complete with out a drag race. It's one for the record books as Jonny and Randy find out which car has the bigger "bollocks." Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1212_2013_chevrolet_corvette_zr1 _srt_viper_gts/ Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





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