Paul Stanley has been a longtime lover of the Chevrolet Corvette, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that he’s parting ways with his factory-customized 495-horse power 2022 C8 convertible. The serial number is 0001.
He’s selling it with no reserve at the Barret-Jackson auction, June 30th to July 2nd, in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“I would rather draw attention from being understated than overstated; that’s just my preference,” says Stanley, adding that he “couldn’t do it justice. I want to make it available to somebody who might be able to get more out of it, whether it’s to add to a collection or to drive it.”
Priced at around $75,000 for the average consumer, the car has a 6.2-liter V8 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Stanley had a hand in designing the color, a red mist metallic tint coat, which is the successor to Long Beach Red he helped create when he hooked up with a few Chevy executives in 2013 and helped design a 2015 Stingray model for the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show.
The winning bidder will also get a signed Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley Signature guitar.