Wil Cooksey Limited Edition ZO6 2008 Corvette

This limited edition Corvette was the last of 427 cars built specifically for North America and the only 2008 Z06 available in Crystal Red Metallic Tint Coat. Sporting a 7.0L 427cid LS7 V8 engine with 505hp, the vehicle contains spider design chrome Z06 wheels, Z06 sill plates, and a Stinger-style stripe on the front hood, and fascia, chrome exterior badges, and a painted Z06 spoiler and body-color door handles. Inside, the Corvette contains a Dark Titanium leather-wrapped interior and a special Crystal Red center trim plate. All 427 of the limited edition Corvettes were signed and numbered in the center console area by Will Cooksey, the Corvette plant manager who retired in 2006 after 15 years as the plant manager. This vehicle also features 427 hood badges and engine cover emblems and 427 seat and floor mat embroidery. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross relief fund to help earthquake-stricken Haiti. – Sold for $200,000

Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette

Limited Edition 2008 Corvette Auction to Benefit Haitian Earthquake Relief

VIN 1G1YY26E785129760

2010-01-21

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Earthquake relief efforts in Haiti will receive all proceeds from the auction of a limited edition 2008 Chevrolet Corvette at this weekend’s 39th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

The proceeds, which will be donated to the American Red Cross relief fund, are in addition to a $100,000 contribution from the GM Foundation to the Red Cross.

“This is a very good example of the compassion GM employees have,” said Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Design. Welburn will call the vehicle to the stage to start the bidding process at the event.

The limited-edition 2008 Chevrolet Corvette was the last of 427 cars built specifically for North America and the only 2008 Z06 available in Crystal Red Metallic Tint Coat. Sporting a 7.0L V8 engine with 505 hp, the Corvette contains spider design chrome Z06 wheels, Z06 plates, a Stinger-style stripe on the front hood and fascia, chrome exterior badges and a painted Z06 spoiler and body-color door handles. Inside, the Corvette contains a Dark Titanium leather-wrapped interior and a special Crystal Red center trim plate.

All 427 of the limited edition Corvettes were signed and numbered in the center console area by Will Cooksey, the Corvette plant manager who retired in 2006 after 15 years running the plant. The Corvette also features “427” hood badges and engine cover emblems and “427” seat and floor mat embroidery.

The Corvette is Lot #1318 and will be auctioned on Saturday evening, Jan. 23, 2010, at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Ariz.

EDITORS NOTES: Option 1YY87 427 Limited Edition ZO6 (Z44) sold 505 units for $84,195.00 The 427- Limited Edition ZO6 was painted Crystal Red with Dark Titanium custom interior, “spider” chrome wheels, and special trim and graphics.  All 505 were signed by retired Bowling Green Corvette Plant Manager Wil Cooksey.

2008 Wil Cooksey Special Edition

  • Only 505 cars were made (427 for the US)
  • Available only in Crystal Red Tintcoat paint
  • Central black stripe
  • Graphics on the hood and fascia
  • 427 badging on the iconic hood like 1967 427 Corvettes
  • Optional 3LZ Titanium Two-Tone Leather Wrapped Interior
  • Spider chrome wheels 427-only
  • Optional navigation system.
  • The Center console has red carbon fiber
  • Personally signed and numbered by Will Cooksey under the center armrest
  • Bose Stereo
  • Heads up display
  • Heated sports seats with memory
  • Dual-zone climate
  • Power telescoping steering
  • Optional navigation system
  • 505HP 7.0 liter V8 engine
  • Dual-mode exhaust system
  • 6-speed manual transmission
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Side Profile
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Side Profile
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Rear 3-4
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Rear 3-4
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Front 3-4
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Front 3-4
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Interior
Wil Cooksey 2008 Limited Edition Corvette Interior

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