Lot #679.2

2006 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 COUPE "FIRST BUILT"

Auction Palm Beach 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 679.2
Year 2006
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style Z06 COUPE "FIRST BUILT"
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 650016EX
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Description
This Z06 is the first ever built at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant on February 4, 2005. In March 2005, it was instrumented and retrofitted with safety equipment at the Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and three months later underwent Nurburgring testing and development, during which many photos of the car appeared in automotive magazines, suggesting it was the Blue Devil. Noteworthy dates include: June 2005: Driver Tony Rifici takes top speed over 200 mph on the autobahn; Driver Patrick Herrmann averages 198.6 mph in both directions at Papenberg, Germany; Test laps at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, driven by Jim Mero as the pre-screen for the Z06 press show; June 23, 2005: Nurburgring Fast Lap 7:42.99 from a standing start with driver Jan Magnussen; July 2005: Jan Magnussen gives rides to the press writers during the long lead press show on the Formula 1 track at the Nurburgring; Used for thermal and brake cooling development in late May, early June, September and October 2005 on the MRC; Track testing by Johnny O'Connell at Virginia International Raceway November 29 and 30, 2006 and at Spring Mountain December 8, 2006; Driven by Corvette Chief Engineer Tom Wallace at track events in 2006, 2007 and 2008; Used at GM Climatic Wind Tunnel as a mule to determine the production radiator for the ZR1 and ran multiple high speed passes at the Milford Proving Ground straightaway to determine fascia configurations for the ZR1. It was refreshed as recently as 01/08 with new engine, transmission, axle, torque tube and chassis. THIS IS A CONCEPT VEHICLE. NEITHER GM NOR BARRETT-JACKSON MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE VEHICLE IS NOT CERTIFIED TO COMPLY WITH ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS, RULES OR REGULATIONS AND MAY NOT BE DRIVEN ON PUBLIC ROADS. THIS VEHICLE WILL BE CONVEYED TO BUYER WITH NO MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN (MSO) OR TITLE AND THE VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE A COMPLETE VIN. SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY.
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