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Corvette's 100th Birthday Special Editon

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On: Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 3:53PM | By: Chris Weiss

Corvette's 100th Birthday Special Editon

Automakers just love birthdays, especially when they're nice round numbers. So when you have an icon like the Chevy Corvette and you have a 100th birthday, you just know there's a special edition coming.

Okay, as you've probably figured out, the Corvette hasn't been around for 100 years. But Chevy has. And what better way to celebrate than by making its heralded flagship just a little more special? It's the Corvette Centennial Edition and it's coming to dealerships this summer.

The Centennial Edition doesn't get too much in the way of hardware upgrades, but it does get plenty of visual enhancements. The car is decked out in a black-and-red theme, with a "carbon flash metallic" paint job, black interior with red stitching, Centennial Satin Black wheels with red outlines and red brake calipers. The special edition status of the model is denoted with a "100" in the Corvette badge and with logos of Chevy founder Louis Chevrolet on the wheel caps, B pillars, and steering wheel.

Additional upgrades include Magnetic Selective Ride Control as standard and centennial edition badging on the headrests.

The package, which is labeled ZLC, will be offered on all makes of Corvettes, including the big daddy ZR1. Chevy will reveal the price of the package later this spring, with sales beginning in summer.

In addition to the Centennial package, Chevy will be auctioning off the 100th 2012 Corvette at a Barrett Jackson auction. That model will be a Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition with the Z07 performance package, CFZ carbon-fiber package, and new carbon-fiber hood. The proceeds from the auction will go to Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

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