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[YesAuto] On June 23 this year, Chevrolet stopped accepting Corvette’s new car orders. The last Corvette C7 (Z06) that went offline was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Connecticut, and an anonymous telephone bidder finally took it for $2.7 million (approximately 18.996 million yuan) Next, the auction proceeds were donated to a foundation to build new homes with barrier-free facilities for disabled veterans.

The last C7 has a very special meaning. It will be the last Corvette with a front-engine in history. Recently, the penultimate C7 off the assembly line has also found its home. This Corvette C7 Stingray is strictly speaking the last front-engine Stingray, and it will eventually be donated to the National Corvette Museum ( National Corvette Museum, hereinafter referred to as NCM), the museum is located opposite the Bowling Green assembly plant where Corvette C7 is produced in Kentucky.

Ivan Schrodt, who has a PhD in chemical engineering, was previously the chairman of an integrated paper company. According to him, he received a call from Sean Preston last Wednesday that General Motors provided the museum with the opportunity to purchase the last C7 Stingray. Knowing that the penultimate C7, and the last C7 Stingray, was still on sale, he and his wife bought this “Stingray” with Z51 performance kit without hesitation. .

Ivan Schrodt served on the board of directors of the museum from 2008 to 2012. He previously donated six Corvettes to the museum. Schrodt gave the key to the C7 to the museum chief executive Sean Preston ( Sean Preston), after a short delivery ceremony, Sean Preston drove this white C7 into the museum lobby.

Many of the NCM members are employees of the Bowling Green assembly plant. As part of the donation ceremony, these employees signed their names on the engine cover of the penultimate C7. This car will be on permanent display in the museum along with other historical Corvettes of great collection significance. It is reported that this C7 Stingray sells for about $70,000 (approximately 492,500), which is a pen for the museum A considerable amount of donation.

Derek Moore, curator of the National Corvette Museum, said: “This is the last Stingray with a front engine, which has truly ended its 66 years of production. We thank Dr. Schrodt for allowing us to own this car. Car.” (Picture from Li Haopeng, the home of the network car)