NASCAR Legend Sells Personal C7.R Corvette To Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research
The Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona consistently showcases some of the most amazing cars to cross the auction-block each year. Last January, the first 2019 Corvette ZR1 was sold at this same event, raising big dollars for a notable charity. This year, another incredible Corvette will cross the block – and like its predecessors, it will do so to raise money for an important cause.
This year, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon will be auctioning off his personal, low-mileage 2016 Corvette C7.R Special Edition at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale to raise funds for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation (JGCF). The JGCF is a charity that Gordon founded in 1999 that supports the research and treatment of pediatric cancer.
Based on the Z06 Corvette, Gordon’s 2016 C7.R is a true, track-capable sports car. The C7.R features a 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 that produces a monstrous 650 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The car, which is finished in a triple-black (with yellow accents), features the C7.R Special Edition package along with the Z07 Performance Package and the 3LZ Preferred Package. It has just 747 miles on the odometer!
The car is wrapped in carbon-fiber, including carbon-fiber ground effects and a carbon-fiber hood. It features magnetic ride suspension damping, traction control, active handling stability control, 4-wheel ABS brakes with slotted rotors and 6-piston front calipers, a rear differential cooler, multi-mode performance exhaust, an electronic limited-slip differential, high-intensity xenon headlamps, and LED park and turn signals. The car rides on painted aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot sport performance tires.
The suede microfiber-accented interior features dual-zone climate control, memory package, power heated and cooled carbon-fiber and suede competition bucket seats, cruise control, power windows, power heated mirrors, variable-ratio speed-sense power steering, power telescopic and tilt steering column, heads-up display, Bose premium audio system and a rear vision camera system.
While the anatomy of this amazing car is undeniably important to any prospective buyer, the intended use of the money from the sale is definitely far more important – at least to those that stand to benefit most from it. Both Barrett-Jackson and Jeff Gordon have agreed that neither will take a single-penny from the hammer-price, but instead all 100% of the money raised from the car’s sale will go directly to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. In 2017, the JGCF has invested over $1.21 million into an endowment to fund pediatric cancer research at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina – which accounts for almost 94 percent of the charity’s total revenue that year.
“I’m a competitive guy. Anyone who knows me will tell you I can’t stand to lose,” says Gordon on his Foundation’s website. “I’ve never faced anything on the racetrack as tough as childhood cancer. But I won’t stop until I beat it.”
For anyone that wants to put a bid on this amazing 2016 C7.R Corvette, the car is listed as Lot 3007 The car is expected to cross the auction block around 7:30pm MST on Friday, January 18, 2019. The car is being sold with NO RESERVE!!!