VIN 001 E-Ray Corvette to be Auctioned Off at Barrett Jackson Palm Beach
The Barrett Jackson Collector Car auction sees some of the most stunning vehicles cross its auction floor, bringing in high ticket numbers from collector car and Corvette lovers looking for only the finest. Earlier this year, the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auto auction brought stunning vehicles like the 1969 Pontiac Firebird that won Best in Show and the auction’s highest ticket earner in a gray Ferrari F40. With Barrett Jackson Palm Beach coming soon, the iconic collector’s car auction will bring a first production model of the newest in Chevrolet’s VIN 001 line. The Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray is the first-ever hybrid Corvette. It's truly one like none!
History and Tradition with VIN 001 and Barrett-Jackson
Chevrolet will bring the newest VIN 001 Corvette, the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette e-Ray 3LZ, as a highlight piece of Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in April. The appearance of the latest VIN 001 won’t be the first time the manufacturer has brought its VIN 001 vehicles to the auction, with multiple VIN 001 Corvettes appearing in past auctions. Since 2013, Chevrolet has debuted several new Corvette models at Barrett-Jackson auctions, including the first 2014 Corvette convertible at the 2013 auction and the first retail production of the Corvette Z06 to last year’s show in Palm Beach.
The tradition will continue in 2023 as Chevrolet debuts its first retail production of the 2024 Corvette e-Ray 3LZ. With a 6.2-liter LT2 small-block V8 and a front-mounted electric motor powering the wheels, the electric, all-wheel drive Corvette will produce a combined 655 horsepower. CNN reports that the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the education-based charity.
Electric Meets Gas with the E-Ray Corvette
As mentioned, the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette e-Ray 3LZ brings both traditional engine power and an electric motor. The front-mounted electric motor will power the e-Ray’s wheels with a 1.9 kWh battery pack. The E-Ray features 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with electrified all-wheel drive, featuring six different drive modes for different situations, including Tour, Sport, Track, and Weather. The E-Ray Corvette also features a “stealth mode” for conscientious drivers looking to make a quiet entrance without worrying about the Corvette’s exhaust.
Chevy’s “e-All Wheel Drive” not only provides benefits for drivers in any season or weather condition, but it also enhances the performance of the E-Ray Corvette. The E-Ray Corvette features intelligent dynamic controls providing real-time adjustments for increased stability and boasting 0-60 mph and quarter-mile speeds in the history of the Corvette line.
Maximum Style with the E-Ray Corvette
While the power and precision of the E-Ray Corvette set the standard for Chevrolet’s newest Corvettes, the vehicle also comes with plenty of options for drivers to show off their own style. The E-Ray Corvette features its wide-body design with the Chevrolet Z06, a wider frame than the Stingray. The E-Ray Corvette has 5-spoke star-design wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport all-season tires, and carbon-ceramic brakes.
The E-Ray Corvette also offers several colors for the vehicle’s exterior and interior. The E-Ray Corvette will come with four aluminum wheel finishes and a whopping 16 colors for the exterior finish, including popular choices like Seawolf Gray, Cacti, and the brand-new Riptide Blue debuting with the E-Ray. The E-Ray includes several options for the interior finish, including the brand-new “Artemis Dipped” interior with deep green tones, three seat choices, and seven interior color schemes. VIP Barret Jackson guests get the first views of this American ICON
Barrett Jackson Palm Beach 2023
The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is set to return to sunny Palm Beach again next month, with the vintage car auction arriving at the Expo Center in West Palm Beach’s South Florida Fairgrounds on April 13th and April 15th. The auction will feature some of the most sought-after classic cars and a variety of memorabilia for classic car enthusiasts looking to take in the magic of the auction. From Corvette Art and merchandise to decorative pieces like vintage gas pumps, signs, and racing posters, the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction is a prime destination for automotive enthusiasts of all ages.
For those looking to make the most of their trip to the auto auction, Barrett Jackson also offers a variety of VIP experiences at the auction. From VIP tours of the auction and top-class hospitality to meeting celebrities and experiencing everything top automakers have to offer, auto enthusiasts won’t want to miss Barrett Jackson Palm Beach.
Corvette Wall Art from Ryan Smith Fine Art
Auto enthusiasts are passionate about their favorite cars and brands. Ryan Smith Fine Art has a variety of Corvette wall art for garages, mancaves and living rooms of Corvette lovers of all ages.
Whether you’re a fan of the 1958 Corvette Convertible with Fuel Injected 327 or the 1967 Corvette 427 Convertible, Ryan Smith Fine Art has the perfect Corvette art prints to show off your love for classic cars.
The American Dream is a trendy Corvette art print featuring the two Corvettes mentioned before alongside a stunning 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe.