2 limited edition 65th anniversary Corvette Carbons go to auction

Two 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65s. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.
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A 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 from GM Financial, one of only 650 limited edition vehicles produced to commemorate the Corvette’s 1953 debut., was auctioned off at ADESA Los Angeles on Jan. 25.

GM Financial said Wednesday that the amount the special vehicle sold for is currently undisclosed, however, Chevrolet's first retail production model of the 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 was auctioned off to benefit military veterans on Jan. 20 for $1.4 million at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Carbon 65 that was sold last week at ADESA Los Angeles is an early production number of the commemorative model, according John Sullivan, GM Financial vice president of remarketing, auction operations.

“It’s an early production number, the first one was actually sold this past week at Barrett-Jackson,” Sullivan explained during a late-January phone interview with AuSM.

“General Motors donated the vehicle, and another first 2019 Corvette; but this one, the Carbon Fiber, was signed by President George [W.] Bush, and it was auctioned off for charity, and it brought $1.4 million at Barrett-Jackson last week,” he said, referring to the vehicle sold Jan. 20.

Atlantic Automotive Group owner John Staluppi bought the signed Corvette sold at Barrett-Jackson, according to a Chevrolet news release, and proceeds from the sale went to the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.

The two special 2018 Corvette Carbon 65s from GM Financial. Photo courtesy of company.

The track-inspired Carbon Edition 65 package is offered on 2018 Grand Sport and Z06 models.

According to Sullivan, the package is approximately $15,000.

Some of the Carbon 65 package’s unique features include:

  • Ceramic matrix gray exterior (blue top on convertibles)
  • Carbon flash badges and outside mirrors
  • Jet black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching
  • Carbon-fiber steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fiber interior trim
  • Competition sport seats
  • Carbon Edition sill plates


Editor's Note: Updated and corrected for clarity regarding models and sales.


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