Corvette Auction for Haiti Relief Raises $200,000

The devastation of the Haiti earthquake has left the country in great need. In response to this need, GM auctioned off a 2008 limited edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at this year’s Barrett-Jackson car auction.

The bidding closed at $200,000, leaving the American Red Cross with 100% of these proceeds to help with its relief efforts in Haiti.

Watch the LIVE footage as Kate Forbes from the American Red Cross addresses the Barrett-Jackson crowd before the one-of-a-kind Corvette is auctioned off to its lucky new owner after the jump.

The Corvette itself was the last of 427 Z06s ever produced within North America as well as the last 2008 Z06 available in Crystal Red Metallic. Under the hood stores a 7-liter V8 engine that can produce up to 505 horsepower.  It was also signed by Corvette plant manager Will Cooksey who retired in 2006.

To help donate to the Haiti relief aid, visit redcross.org or text HAITI to 90999.

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