UPDATE: We’re happy to share the auction of the last 7th generation Chevrolet Corvette and the first 8th generation mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray built for the Canadian market, along with online donations, has raised more than $400,000 in honour of Sharon Clark for the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. Learn more here.
Here is your chance to add the very last 7th Generation Corvette built for Canada and/or the very first 8th Generation Corvette built for Canada to your collection!
The two iconic sports cars are being donated by General Motors of Canada and Chevrolet. They will be auctioned off to benefit a children’s charity.
Online bidding began on October 21 and will continue through the end of the live auction on Wednesday October 28. To make one, or both, of these vehicles part of your collection, visit www.chevrolet.ca/CorvettesForKids to learn more.
The very last of its generation, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe is a high-performance precision machine packed with 460 horsepower, 465 lb.-ft. max torque and 1.2 g of cornering capability. It’s in eye-popping Torch Red.
The all-new, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette. It’s the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle’s 66-year history, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds.
The first C8 built for the Canadian market boasts exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing. Powered by the next-generation 6.2-litre Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the 2020 Corvette Stingray, in Sebring Orange, packs 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
GM Canada and Chevrolet are donating the vehicles to be auctioned off in support of the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, in particular ‘Sharon’s Kids,’ which was founded by Sharon Clark in 1968.
Sharon, a former GM Oshawa employee, who tragically passed away after a heroic battle with cancer in April 2020, began ‘Sharon’s Kids’ more than 51 years ago after encouraging coworkers to skip the office Christmas exchange and instead adopt a local family through the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation.
It started with a young, single mother and her nine-month old child, who received Christmas gifts and a food hamper from Sharon and her colleagues. It grew exponentially – gaining General Motors’ employee engagement every year to aid local families during the holiday season.
“We are beyond thrilled that GM is continuing to support Sharon’s Kids with this donation,” said Leslie McLean, manager signature programs, Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. “GM’s assistance continues to give much needed support to Durham’s most vulnerable children and youth. It means so much to know that Sharon’s legacy will continue. I know it would mean the world to her.”
As we mentioned above, online bidding began on October 21 and will continue through the end of the live auction on Wednesday October 28. To make one, or both, of these vehicles part of your collection, visit www.chevrolet.ca/CorvettesForKids to learn more.
You can also make a direct donation today that will help buy Christmas gifts for kids in need this holiday season. To support Sharon’s Kids and the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation click here.
We at EastCoastTester.com realize the money raised from the auction benefits an Ontario charity rather than a charity here in Atlantic Canada but we felt Atlantic Canadians would welcome the chance to bid on these two iconic Corvettes.