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The Last Front-Engined Chevrolet Corvette, a 2019 C7 Z06, Will Be Auctioned Off

Well, folks, it’s a wrap. It seems like a new front-engined Chevrolet Corvette will never see the streets again past the 2019 model year.

I’m not sure what the C7 did to anyone but the five-model-year lifespan will be the shortest since the C2 was discontinued. That was all the way back in 1967! Since then, every single model has lived longer than the C7. Even with its relatively short life, the seventh generation Corvette has made history. If everything goes according to speculation, it will be the last Corvette of its kind. It marks a major pivot point in the history of the model.

For those who would like to own a piece of history, they will soon have the chance. As we understand, General Motors is going to auction off the very last 2019 Vette before long. Every once in a while, we see a “first” edition of a car on the block for charity. It’s a bit rarer to catch headlines about a “last” car hitting the auction block. However, when Barrett-Jackson comes around in June, a lucky fan with a lot of money could have the opportunity to own a piece of Corvette history.

The exciting part about owning something like this is that we have no idea where the future of the Corvette is going to go. We know that 2020 will debut a mid-engine layout. Beyond that, though, we don’t know if this thing is going to sink or swim. No matter what direction it goes in, the C7 will hold a lot of historic value. Just think. Some old fart 40 years from now is going to be going on about the “front mounted engines back in my day”.

Via Car and Driver, “The final front-engined Vette will be a 2019 Z06 model finished in black, and General Motors is selling it off at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction on June 28″. They continue to talk about the proceeds donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation helps pay off mortgages for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. They also build accessible smart homes for injured service members.

With a variety of “first” Corvettes bringing big money on the auction block, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this one get wild. In fact, if the past has a way of indicating the future, the very last front engine Corvette could easily find its way to the seven-figure mark. Back in 2013 the first 2014 Stingray Corvette went for $1.1 million.