KISS frontman Paul Stanley is probably one of the most important famous people to ever own a Chevy Corvette. And in a few months, you could own his 2022 Corvette C8 when it goes on sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction.
Recently, Stanley took to YouTube and announced he’s selling the unique 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible he owns. Not only is this VIN 001, but it’s also a factory custom car and will be accompanied by a signed guitar. It’s possible that the signature alone is worth big money since the KISS artist is so famous.
We’re not only talking about a man who entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, but also a gifted artist whose painting sold for over 18 million dollars, and a New York Times best-selling author.
In the short video he filmed, Stanley takes partial credit for the color of the Corvette, and that’s actually a true statement. He was such a fan of the previous Corvette, the C7, that General Motors asked him to help them prepare a special concept for the 2014 SEMA Show. So between just the C7 and C8, he’s owned four Vettes.
The color chosen eight years ago was also used here, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat. His factory custom 2022 Corvette 3LT also sports the black roof option that was available with Z51 packages and the High Wing Spoiler. His one-off also comes with the optional Pewter performance wheels, behind which sit some yellow brake calipers.
If you’re wondering why he’s selling such a nice car, the KISS frontman who’s also known by the stage name Starchild, says he wants VIN 001 to be “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.”
When the Las Vegas Auction, to be held from June 30 to July 7, ends, the winner will also receive an autographed Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley Signature guitar.
“The guitar is another part of my life, another aspect of who I am. So I thought that whoever acquire the car would have another piece of who I am,” he told Barrett-Jackson.
“I want somebody to take this car and do whatever makes them happy with it, to enjoy it,” Stanley said. “That’s really the keyword, I think, for any collector of anything — joy. And for me, my life has always been about the joy I can bring to other people. So here’s a car and a guitar. Go enjoy.”