Need (more) proof that Corvette enthusiasts are super excited for the long-awaited C8 model to launch? Well, someone just paid over $15,000 to attend the global unveiling of the mid-engine American supercar on July 18.
Last week, an eBay listing started doing the rounds as it was advertising a pair of tickets to the C8 Corvette’s premiere and all the related activities surrounding the car’s launch. The two tickets ultimately sold for $15,200.
So, what do you get for paying as much as a small hatchback on a special Chevrolet event?
For starters, the new ticket holders will be attending the reveal of the new Corvette on the evening of July 18. The following day, General Motors will host a reveal ‘expo’ where attendees will have the opportunity to look at the new car up close while also having the chance to speak with the team behind the long-awaited project. Additionally, the ticket holders will enjoy accommodation on July 18 and July 19 while also being provided with a group lunch and a tour of the National Corvette Museum.
Fortunately, the tickets were not sold by a money-hungry Corvette owner looking to make a quick buck off the hype about the C8. Instead, the tickets were provided to the National Corvette Museum from General Motors and all funds raised from the auction will benefit the museum. Think of this more as a charitable donation than an accurate representation of how much attending the C8’s premiere is really worth.