How often do you get the chance to buy the beloved ’58 Corvette off the General Motors Chairman and CEO, knowing that all your money will go toward building houses for the homeless? One lucky person will get to do just that in January when Dan Akerson auctions off his most prized possession.
Akerson will donate every single penny made from the auction, held on January 18, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. And where will the money go? Straight to Habitat for Humanity Detroit, with which Akerson has had a long relationship. Just last February, he and his wife donated one million bucks to aid in launching “Leaders to Rebuild Detroit.”
The proceeds from the ’58 Vette will help in the effort to rebuild Morningside Commons, which is located just east of GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in Detroit.
“The 1958 Corvette is pure American ingenuity and creativity and the free spirit that Chevrolet represents to me. I love the car – but I think it’s probably better purposed somewhere else,” Akerson said. “The need for Habitat for Humanity is so great that I thought, ‘Wow, maybe I could really make a difference in a whole different way.’”
We at College Chevrolet Buick couldn’t agree more. We are honored to work for Mr. Akerson and applaud his efforts to make the world a better place.