Barrett-Jackson to auction first production Corvette E-Ray for charity at Palm Beach

Barrett-Jackson to auction first production Corvette E-Ray for charity at Palm Beach


Barrett-Jackson to auction first production Corvette E-Ray for charity at Palm Beach


Barrett-Jackson will auction the first retail production of Chevrolet’s first electrified, all-wheel drive Corvette during its 2023 Palm Beach Auction, April 13-15. The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ VIN 001 will be auctioned with 100 percent of the hammer price to benefit DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need and to move the United States closer to where students in every community may have the tools and experiences needed for a great education.

The first retail production 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ VIN 001 is powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 small block V8 backed by an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with a front-mounted electric motor that powers the front wheels via a 1.9 kWh battery pack. In total, the Corvette E-Ray produces a combined 655 horsepower. Not only does eAWD increase all‑season capability, but the intelligent controls also dynamically adjust in real time to provide front-axle assist for stability and balance. Electrification enhances the drive experience, making the E-Ray a sure-footed Grand Tourer with the quickest 0-60 and quarter-mile times in Corvette history. The E-Ray is equipped with standard all-season tires, Magnetic Selective Ride Control and standard carbon ceramic brakes.

One-hundred percent of the hammer price of this iconic vehicle will benefit DonorsChoose. Making it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, DonorsChoose allows public school teachers from every corner of America to create classroom project requests, and donors may give any amount to the project that inspires them. DonorsChoose has been supporting teachers and students since 2000, helping fund more than 2.55 million projects and raising more than $1.43 billion nationwide.

“In 2022, we had the privilege of auctioning the first retail productions of the highly anticipated 2023 Z06 coupe and convertible models for charity in Scottsdale and Palm Beach,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Each of those sales on the Barrett-Jackson auction block were iconic moments in Barrett-Jackson’s charitable history, and I can’t wait to see the excitement in the arena that this groundbreaking E-Ray will surely bring.”

Celebrating 20 years in Palm Beach, the 2023 Palm Beach Auction will also feature no reserve lots it is known for like this 2020 Ford GT and a 2005 Ford GT, both from The Steve Todhunter Collection. The 2020 third generation Ford GT is finished in Triple Yellow Tri-Coat paint, accented by Shadow Black overtop stripes reminiscent of a 1967 GT40 racing livery and has less than 1,300 miles. The 2005 model, finished in Mark IV Red with white Le Mans stripes and a Code LB Ebony Black leather interior, has just 538 miles.

The diverse docket will also feature an impressive selection of custom one-off vehicles like the custom 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS nicknamed “Novakill” and impeccably built Resto-Mods.

Novakill is powered by its supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 crate engine mated to an 8-speed transmission and has been rotisserie-restored and upgraded with the latest technology. Riding on its Detroit Speed chassis, this one-off custom vehicle was finished in January of this year and features just 100 test miles.

More information about the auction, including access to the entire docket, can be found HERE.

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