Bidding reached $3.6 million for the 2023 Corvette Z06 First Edition at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday. See also other best sellers
The first 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition to roll off the retail production line cost Barrett-Jackson $3.6 million on Saturday.
Weekends are always big for the annual auction in Scottsdale, but the chance to own the first 70th anniversary edition of America’s sports car was sure to draw crowds. And ask bidders to dig deep into their pockets for VIN 001.
The corvette was auctioned off for charity, with all proceeds going to Operation Homefront. Another $100,000 was donated to the cause, bringing the total raised to $3.7 million for the charity that supports military families.
Rapper and singer Pitbull sold a car at auction out of charity. His 2022 Karma GS-6 cost $500,000 to benefit the SLAM Foundation and the Selfless Love Foundation, two charities that help underserved youth. In addition, an additional $200,000 was donated to charities.
Saturday’s top non-charity sale was a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT that went for $1.98 million. All of the top 10 non-charity sales have crossed the $1 million mark.
Here are 10 cars auctioned at Barrett-Jackson on Saturday, including final sale prices.
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, VIN 001
The winning bidder won’t go home in the 70th Anniversary Corvette, but it will be on the front line when retail production begins this summer. Celebrating a 70-year love affair with Corvettes, the new model will have an all-new 5.5-liter LT6 with the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever seen in the production car market, according to the descriptor. The Z06 looks wider and lower, as designers removed the fenders to accommodate larger wheels and air intakes. The Corvette was due to clear the auction block around 8:30 p.m. Came for: $3.6 million.
2022 Karma GS-6 EV
California-based Karma Automotive created this 536-hp car exclusively for Grammy Award-winning artist Pitbull. It is known as the 305 Edition, a nod to Pitbull’s “Mr. 305” moniker. The descriptor highlights an “integrated UI/UX infotainment experience like no other vehicle on the road.” The car was auctioned around 6:30 p.m. Came for: $500,000.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
This red 300SL butterfly-wing coupe is one of 855 built in 1955 and was delivered that year to its first owner, the Department of Police in Havana, Cuba. The car took first place at the 1957 Havana Grand Prix national race before being purchased by a California owner, according to the description. The car is powered by its original M198 3.0-litre SOHC inline 6-cylinder engine with matching numbers. Came for: $1.87 million.
McLaren P1 2014
Its exterior is cash silver and its stats show the sports car can go from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. This first hybrid supercar was limited to a worldwide production run of 375 cars, with 727 brake horsepower from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and 176 brake horsepower from the electric motor, according to the descriptor. Came for: $1.705 million.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
This is one of 918 examples of the first hybrid hypercar produced by Porsche, according to the descriptor. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine that works with two electric motors on the front and rear axles. Together, the 918 has a total output of 887 horsepower. The Porsche is white with a red interior. Came for: $1.815 million.
McLaren Senna 2019
This cash sports car was bought for $2.7 million at a charity auction in London in 2017. The handler. It is powered by a 4.0-liter electrically-driven turbocharged twin-scroll dry-sump V8 engine, creating 789 horsepower. Came for: $1.512 million.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 BRABUS B63S 700 2014
This Mercedes-Benz’s off-road capabilities are unmatched, according to the description, with six-wheel drive, five locking differentials and three rigid axles that can operate independently to handle the 700 brake horsepower produced by an AMG-built 5.5/ BRABUS. 2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Despite its sturdy size, it can go from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, according to the descriptor. Came for: $1.21 million.
2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition
The GT can hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds and has a top speed of over 216 mph, according to the descriptor. A twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine developing 647 horsepower sits behind the driver. This limited edition model pays homage to the GT40 Mark II racing car, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. As a tribute, it’s finished in Shadow Black paint with silver stripes and #2 graphics on the hood and doors. Came for: $1.43 million.
1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2032 ‘Lance Reventlow Cobra’
It’s a car with a story. It was purchased in 1963 by British-born American entrepreneur, racing driver and heir to the Woolworth fortune Lance Reventlow, according to the handler. The Cobra was highly optional and ordered with nearly every competition item available from the factory. “Reventlow may have simply decided to order a Cobra with as many options available as possible in an effort to provide financial support to his friend (Carroll) Shelby,” according to the World Registry of Cobras & GT40s quoted in the descriptor. . Reventlow owned Scarab, an American racing builder based in Venice, California. When he closed his racing outfit in 1962, Reventlow leased the workshop and manufacturing plant to Shelby to develop and build the Shelby Cobra. Included in Saturday’s auction is the first rent check. Came for: $907,500.
1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450
This deep blue beauty was upgraded to the 450 Super Camaro standard, replacing the 396 cubic inch short block with a 427 cubic inch L72 unit after it was shipped to Yenko Chevrolet in Pennsylvania in 1967. The dealership belonged to the race driver Don Yenko. , who “fuelled the ‘muscle car wars’ of the 1960s with his savage 427-powered Super Camaro,” according to the handler. He notes that the car was documented as one of 54 original 1967 Yenko Super Camaros. Came for: $632,500.
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