Attention Canadians: two very special Chevrolet Corvettes are about to go up for auction, with all of the proceeds benefitting a charity with a direct connection to Chevrolet Canada. Until October 28, Canadian residents have the chance to bid on and win the very last C7 Corvette made for Canada, and the very first C8 Corvette for Canada. The two sports cars were donated to Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, specifically in support of the Sharon’s Kids program.
The C7 in question is a sweet one. It’s a Torch Red Grand Sport coupe, VIN 1G1YZ2D73K5124287. The Grand Sport blends many of the Z06’s handling components with the base Stingray’s LT1 engine. Still, it has great performance with 460 horsepower and 465 ft-lbs of torque coming from the naturally aspirated V8. It was one of the most pure, driver focused and best handling C7 variants.
The C8 coming up for auction is one of only two variants that have been released thus far, with the Z06 still about a year away. It’s a Sebring Orange coupe, and although GM hasn’t given any other specifics on the spec, it looks like it has the Z51 Performance Package.
As mentioned, all of the proceeds of the charity auction will go to the Sharon’s Kids program, part of the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. Sharon Clark, a former GM employee from Oshawa, began Sharon’s Kids in 1968 when she encouraged her fellow employees to adopt a family in need through the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation and buy their Christmas gifts instead of their traditional gift exchange. Since its inception, the program has grown considerably throughout General Motors Canada, and well over 1,000 families have been helped.
This year, however, GM Canada wanted to do more. Tragically, Clark died after a battle with cancer in April 2020. The Corvette’s were donated celebrate Clark’s life and the incredible program she created that’s been helping families in need during the holidays for over 50 years.
The charity auction has been running since October 21, and ends on October 21. It’s open to Canadian residence only, and you can bid on either the last ever C7 Corvette Grand Sport, the first ever C8 Corvette Stingray in Canada, or both, by using this link.