Mark Reuss, General Motors' President of North America, unveils the 7th-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C7, to the media at the Russell Industrial Complex January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty …
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(WXYZ) - The newest generation Corvette hasn't even hit dealers yet, but the sale of the first one off the line is already benefiting a local school.
NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick purchased the rights for the 2014 Corvette Stingray for $1.05 million. the money from the sale of the Corvette with Vehicle Identification Number ending 001 will benefit the College for Creative Studies.
The car was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auctions this weekend.
Also auctioned off were GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson's Regal Turquoise 1958 Corvette, a 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible, Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri's personalized 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition and the first 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible off the line.
Proceeds from all the sales went to various charities. The auction raised $2.14 million in all.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray will be built at Chevy's Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant.
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Going to the Show
2013 Detroit Auto Show Dates
January 14-15: Media Preview
January 16-17: Industry Preview
January 18: Charity Preview Gala
January 19-27: Open To Public!
January 25: WXYZ Family Day
2013 Detroit Auto Show Hours
Wed, January 16: Noon - 9 p.m.
Thu, January 17: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri, January 18: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Black-tie)
Sat, January 19 - Sat, January 26: 9 a.m. -1 0 p.m.
(no admittance after 9 p.m.)
Sun, January 27: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(no admittance after 6 p.m.)
The show takes place at Detroit's Cobo Center. For parking information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit the official NAIAS website.
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