NAPOLEON, Ohio – ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales has announced that its famed “Last”(tm) Corvette Sting Ray will be among the hundreds of premier automobiles on display at this year’s SEMA Show.
The 1967 Corvette Sting Ray will be the centerpiece of the Barrett- Jackson Auction Company’s booth (#22979) in Hot Rod Alley.
“We’ll call it a test run for the car’s famous final scene,” said Terry Michaelis, president of ProTeam, in regards to the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the car will be sold at No Reserve on Jan. 20, 2007. “I am anxious to see the reaction it gets in this kind of atmosphere.”
Also eager to the see the crowd’s response is Restoration Productions LLC who will be filming parts of the sixth and final episode of the mini-series surrounding the “Last” during the SEMA Show.
The documentary entitled “The Last Sting Ray” is scheduled to begin airing Dec. 7 on SPEED, but in a special “sneak preview,” SPEED will air all six episodes back-to-back, beginning at 9 p.m. E.T. on Nov. 24. “The Last Sting Ray” will be the climax of a day-after-Thanksgiving American Musclecar marathon on SPEED.
The “Last” 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” 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 was the recipient of a Lion Award at the August 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.
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.