A few months ago, we wrote about how GM CEO Daniel Akerson has been influential in Detroit's Habitat For Humanity. In February he and his wife Karin made a personal donation of $1 million to launch the "Leaders to Rebuild Detroit" initiative, which has since raised $25 for the Detroit project.
He's now stepping up again and will be auctioning his 1958 Corvette this weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise sponsored by Chevy. :The 1958 Corvette is a great example of American passion and ingenuity, and my hope is that the auction will help bring attention and resources to Habitat's efforts to revitalize a historic Detroit neighborhood. I love this Corvette and if putting it on the block can help rebuild the heart and soul of a neighborhood, I am all for it." Said Akerson.
Akerson's Corvette includes new body panels, a new instrument panel and new upholstery. External distinguishing features include dual headlamps - a Corvette first - and twin chrome trunk spears. In a sign of changing times 54 years ago, safety belts were factory installed for the first time. Chevrolet built 9,168 Corvettes for the 1958 model year, but only 510 - just over 5 percent - were painted Regal Turquoise.
Take a look at this beauty!