Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions featured the sale of the world’s first electrified Corvette during their 2023 Palm Beach Auction on Saturday. The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ First Retail Production VIN 001 sold for $1.1 million, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting DonorsChoose, a national non-profit whose mission is for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. An additional $50,000 was donated to the charity from a generous Barrett-Jackson VIP in attendance.
“The atmosphere in the auction arena was supercharged during the bidding on the first retail production 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The Corvette is ‘America’s Sports Car,’ and the sale of the first electrified version ever produced was an iconic moment as collectors coveted the chance to own a piece of automotive history. Barrett-Jackson has a long history of auctioning VIN 001 vehicles from General Motors to benefit deserving charities and we are proud to have had the opportunity today to help raise funds for our nation’s classrooms.”