First 2020 Chevy Corvette, 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible to cross the block at Barrett-Jackson this week
Two VIN 001 luxury sports cars are slated to go under the gavel at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this week. The first production models of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible will be up for sale with proceeds from each benefitting various charities.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray VIN 001
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Lot #3007 is the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray VIN 001. The model is the first retail production of the new, next-gen mid-engine Chevy Corvette. The winner will receive a black-on-black Corvette 3LT model that is fully loaded with all options boxes checked. It is scheduled to be built in the first quarter of 2020.
That model delivers 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque from its 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3LT package includes black seats with red trim, red seat belts, GT2 seats, removable roof panel, rear spoiler, Performance Data Recorder and the Z51 package.
The winning bidder will have the option to taking delivery of the car at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, KY, with a hosted tour of the Corvette Museum. The new Corvette also will come with a letter of authenticity and some unique artwork.
The entire hammer price of the sale will benefit the Detroit Children's Fund - a non-profit organization that makes targeted investments to grow the number of quality schools in Detroit.
The model is expected to go on sale on Saturday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. MST.
2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible
Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Lot #3003 features the first production 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series VIN 001. There will only be 100 Inspiration Series models sold. The Series features design attributes not found in any other LC.
The LC 500 Convertible was first unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late 2019 after about a year of teasing following the successful debut of the Lexus LC 500 and 500 Hybrid sports coupes.
Whomever wins the lot wlll receive the first model in the Inspiration Series. It will carry VIN 100001. It has exclusive features not found on any other Inspiration Series, including one-off color accents such as Liquid Platinum-colored headlamp garnishes, side intake garnishes, side mirror bottoms and taillamp garnishes. It also comes equipped with Liquid Graphite-colored forged alloy 21-inch wheels with gloss black accents, blue brake calipers the that match the Structural Blue paint job, and a carbon-fiber scruff plate that is imprinted with "LC Inspiration Series Launch Exclusive 1 of 1."
The winner also gets a custom Zero Halliburton luggage set, autographed memorabilia, an exclusive Lexus experience and more. Delivery of the vehicle is expected in July 2020.
The entire hammer price of the LC 500 Convertible will support the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The sale of the convertible will be at 4:30 p.m. MST on Friday, January 17.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible are both being sold with no reserve.
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