Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Performance, Auctions, Chevrolet, GM

Dan Akerson will be taking a final parade lap at this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise. No, much to the chagrin of the punditry, he's not stepping down as CEO of General Motors, just driving his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette for the last time before sending it off to auction for charity.

Akerson's benevolence will benefit Habitat for Humanity Detroit, which is fighting urban blight in the city's Morningside Commons neighborhood on the east side. GM's CEO has already given Habitat a million bucks this year, according to the press release. Details of when and where the car will be sold "will be announced shortly."

Clearly Akerson wants to be a role model for the sort of corporate stewardship GM sees as necessary to revitalize its hometown. Scroll down to see video of the car.Continue reading Akerson auctioning off personal 1958 Corvette for charity [w/video]
Akerson auctioning off personal 1958 Corvette for charity [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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