2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition Goes to Auction
The 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition was built to commemorate the efforts of race car driver Ron Fellows. It is Another special edition sports car that is a limited edition with only 399 produced, 300 for the United States, 33 for Canada, and 66 for export clients.
The price tag new was $77,500 ($79,945 if you specify navigation and OnStar, which were the only two options). The 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition Z06 costs $7,500 more than the standard-fare Z06.
For those who have always dreamed of having one, you are in luck. There is one coming up at the Mecum Orlando Auction on July 9, 2022. Let’s take a look at this collector Corvette sports car.
2007 marked the most successful sales year of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, with 40,561 units sold. The C6 was hitting on all cylinders, with a Coupe, Convertible, and Z06 variants available. These were joined by an Indy 500 Pace Convertible (500 units) and a Ron Fellows special edition Corvette Z06 (399 units).
Corvette Racing legend, Ron Fellows helped test and develop the first Corvette C5.R race car. The Limited-production 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition was inspired by Fellows’ six consecutive American Le Mans Series championships from 2001-2006.
2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition Exterior
2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition sports chrome wheels, a low-profile rear spoiler, and a unique windshield banner.
It also has Monterey Red GT1 stripes outlined in Machine Silver on the front fenders reminding us of the ones on the Corvette GT1 racecar that Fellows had driven to victory. This is the first Z06 to wear the Arctic White paint.
It’s clear what country Ron is from just by looking at the color scheme, with its red-and-white paint and the maple leaf on the graphic, representing Canada’s colors and logo.
The American Le Mans Series GT1 Champion Ron Fellows’ autograph is on one of the car’s stripes. The Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 was the first Corvette to bear a signature since factory special editions began production.
Power, Steering, and Brakes
The Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 has a hand-assembled 7.0L LS7 V-8 engine and is factory rated for 505 HP at 6,300 RPM and 470 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM. Equipped with a 6-speed transmission and a short-throw shifter, it transfers power through a limited-slip differential.
The Ron Fellows American Le Mans Series Corvette tribute car features power rack-and-pinion steering and active handling with special Fellows Edition alloy wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, guaranteeing perfect steering control in all driving conditions.
Six-piston front and 4-piston rear red-finish brake calipers clamp down on massive cross-drilled rotors to scrub off the 190-plus MPH top speed of this Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette.
The cockpit features power-adjustable heated seats done in black and red leather upholstery, as is the center console, door panels, instrument surround, steering wheel, and armrest. They have a cross-flag logo and are hand-signed and numbered by Ron Fellows.
Other features include power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, along with dual-zone air conditioning and a Bose premium sound system with navigation. The heads-up display and driver memory package offer personalized Corvette control.
This 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition odometer currently indicates approximately 5,049 miles.
- 3.42 rear axle ratio
- Top speed of 198 MPH
- 0-60 in a 3.6 seconds
- 1/4 mile in 11.6 seconds
- 2LZ Preferred Equipment Package
- Optional Navigation system
- AM/FM/CD stereo
- OnStar capability
- Steering wheel audio controls
- Chrome factory wheels
- Factory full-width rear spoiler
- 275/35ZR18 front and 325/30ZR19 and rear tires
- New battery
- Recent oil change with Mobil 1 synthetic
- Clean CarFax
Mecum Auction Orlando
Any Z06 is a special car, but the Ron Fellows Edition takes this high-performance package to a whole new level.
S83.1 will be auctioned at the Mecum summer auction in Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd – North Concourse Orlando, FL. This will cross the block Saturday, July 9, 2022.
So what is a 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition worth?
Mecum had a 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition at Monterey California in 2018 which bid up to $47,000 but did not sell.
So what do you think it will sell for?
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