Record Breaking Chevrolet Corvette Auction
2.7 Million Dollars For Charity
The last seventh Generation Chevrolet Corvette broke the record at Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at Mohegan being the highest auctioned automaker-donated vehicle for charity. The black Z06 model sold for 2.7 million dollars to Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
The proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty. The 2.7 million dollars will enable the foundation to build a least five homes for catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.
GM has been a proud supporter of the military and veterans for over 100 years, committed to helping those who have given so much for their country. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is GMC’s national foundation of choice for the past five years and has help the foundation raise more than $10 million. “GM’s current and retired workforce includes 60,000 veterans.”