NAPOLEON, Ohio – ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales knows the worth of its “Last(tm)” Corvette Sting Ray, but do you?
ProTeam’s new “Guess the Bid” contest challenges Corvette aficionados to guess what the infamous “Last” Corvette Sting Ray will sell for at the 2007 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the car, and all related memorabilia, will be auctioned at No Reserve (lot #1285). The individual who guesses the final bid price, or comes closest to the final bid price, will win $25,000 (multiple winning entries will be evenly divided).
In addition to padding the pockets of the winner, the contest will also benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities(r) of the Central Valley Inc.
The $5 entry fee (or $20 for five entries) will go to support the non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a “home away from home” for families trying to cope with the physical, emotional and financial burdens of having a seriously ill child.
“It is with great pleasure that ProTeam announces the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley as the charity of choice for the ‘Guess the Bid’ contest,” said Terry Michaelis, president of ProTeam. “The Ronald McDonald House is a phenomenal organization that helps thousands of families each year through fundraising efforts like this.”
To enter, call the Ronald McDonald House at 559.447.6300. Checks should be made payable to Ronald McDonald House and mailed to PO Box 65011, Pinedale, CA, 93650. For additional information, including official rules, visit www.ronald-mcdonaldhouse.com.
All entries must be accepted before the first bid on the “Last” is made on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.
The winner(s) will be notified by phone, registered mail, fax or e-mail the week of Jan. 29, 2007. Winners are responsible for any and all applicable taxes.
The “Last” is the 186,981st produced by General Motors and is documented as the last 1967 Corvette (VIN #22940) of the C2 series production – widely regarded by collectors and enthusiasts as the greatest Corvette design. It is also the last factory 427 cid mid-year big-block ever built.
ProTeam acquired the “Last” Corvette Sting Ray in June 2005, since then, the vehicle has completed an extensive restoration at Nabers Brothers Restoration in Houston, was granted “Top Flight” certification from the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS), GoldCertification(r) at the 2006 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show and a Lion Award at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance.
Due to its extraordinary culmination of lasts, the car has been drawing large crowds as it is displayed at high-profile venues across the country and is the subject of a mini-series on SPEED called “The Last Sting Ray”, scheduled to begin airing Dec. 7.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction and the sale of the “Last” Corvette Sting Ray will air live on SPEED.
For more information about the “Last,” visit www.lastcorvette.com.
ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales, based in Napoleon, Ohio, showcases the largest inventory of classic Corvettes in the world. Almost $20 million worth of Corvettes are displayed in 90,000 square feet of showrooms and restoration facilities in Napoleon, Ohio, and Auburn, Ind., with nearly 200 classic Corvettes on display at any time. For additional information, contact ProTeam at P.O. Box 606, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, call 888.592.5086 or visit www.proteamcorvette.com.