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GM Canada Auctioning First Canadian C8, Last C7 for Charity

Historic Corvettes sold for Children's Charity

  • First and last built for sale in Canada

  • Proceeds to Durham Children’s Aid Foundation


Chevrolet Canada is offering the chance to buy the very last C7 Chevrolet Corvette built for Canada as well as the first mid-engine C8. The cars will be sold together at auction to benefit the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation in support of Sharon’s Kids.

Sharon Clark, for whom Sharon’s Kids is named, was a GM Oshawa employee who came up with an idea back in 1968 for her coworkers to skip office Christmas gift exchanges and instead adopt a family through the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. That year, $24 was raised and a single mother and her child got Christmas gifts and a food hamper, and the program has grown ever since, hitting a peak of $51,000. Clark passed due to cancer earlier this year, but the community engagement was important to the Foundation and to General Motors. “Sharon Clark touched the lives of everyone she met and was admired for her dedication and passion in giving back to our communities,” said GM Canada President and Managing Director Scott Bell.

The two cars offered at auction will be a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe finished in Torch Red, the last of the C7s to be built for the Canadian market, and the other will be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray finished in Sebring Orange. It’s the 74th C8 and the first for Canada.

Auction bidding opens tomorrow and continues through the 28th at Corvettes For Kids. The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation is also taking donations toward the fund, if you’re not in the market for a pair of collector Corvettes.

 

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