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Barrett-Jackson is arguably the USA’s most well-known auction house, often hosting massive elaborate auctions that are so popular that they’re often streamed live online. Charity auctions are also a thing they do, auction off special cars that help raise funds for various selected charities, and there’s one coming up this April. The lot is huge as you’d expect, but one of the highlights is the first Corvette E-Ray, VIN No: 001, and it should fetch some pretty good money. Having this first version of a car auctioned off is a trend in the USA, and the money fetched usually far outweighs the listed sales price of the car, and with America being packed with die-hard ‘Vette fans this one may possibly set a new record for auctions of this kind, well if you exclude the Chiron Profilée that fetched a total over $10 000 000 the other day. That wasn’t a first edition though, but a 1 of 1. It also helps that this is the fastest Corvette to date - powering the all-new Corvette E-Ray is a  6.2-litre LT2 Small Block V8 that’s rated at 370 kW (495 hp) with 640 Nm of torque with an added electric motor that powers the front wheels with 120 kW (160 hp) with 170 Nm of torque, giving the new Vette a total of power output of 490 kW (655 hp). This equates to great performance that results in a 0-100 km/h run in a little over 2.5 seconds and a quarter-mile pass in a fast 10.5 seconds.

The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Coupe, VIN 001, in the top trim option called 3LZ, will go under the hammer at the Palm Beach auction on April 13-15 and as said, it’s expected to fetch some decent money. Off the showroom floor, an E-Ray in this trim level has an MSRP of $115 245 (R2 078 481.45 directly translated). There’s a history of Corvetes pulling in the numbers at Barrett-Jackson, at previous auctions a ‘67 L88 went for $3 850 000, a ‘69 Rebel sold for $2 860 000, a 2020 Singray ended at $3 000 000 and a 2023 Z06 commanded a very healthy $3 600 000. The latter bodes well because the car’s original list price was just $105 000. If all goes well this E-Ray should hopefully surpass those mad numbers. E-Ray 001 will be up for auction at around 14:30 on April 15th, and the lot includes a bunch of Corvettes from 1959 to 1966, both factory and custom, like a matching-number ‘63 Corvette Split-Window Fuelie. There will also be some other great US classics like Tom Selleck's ‘53 Dodge Power Wagon pickup truck and a minter of a ‘79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Platinum Silver with a screaming chicken, 6.6-litre V8, 4-speed manual, rally gauges with just 682 verified miles, in the "Unexpected Time Capsule" category. The auction proceeds from this E-Ray will go to DonorsChoose, a non-profit organization that helps public school teachers fund classroom projects for students.

Take a look at the YouTube video from one of the most watched automotive YouTubers around, Doug DeMuro, as he takes a closer look at the all-new and first electronically-assisted Corvette ever, the Corvette E-Ray along with all its quirks and features: The New 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray Is a Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive C8 Corvette | Doug DeMuro

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