As many of you probably know, Ralph Braun put two very rare Corvettes up for sale at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas last Friday with the proceeds going directly to The Ralph Braun Foundation. He couldn’t have imagined a more generous and inspiring ending. The cars sold for $300,000 to Bill Siebert, owner of Siebert Mobility, who turned around and donated the Corvettes back to the Foundation.
The video shows a stunned Ralph accepting the donation as Bill says to the audience, “I’ve known Ralph Braun for 25 years, and I know what he’s going to do with the money for these cars. We’d like to donate them back to the Ralph Braun Foundation.”As you’d expect. Bill received a standing ovation for the gesture.
Both cars are ’81 Corvettes. One was the very last car built at the St. Louis assembly plant. The other is the first to roll of the new factory in Bowling Green. Although we don’t know what’s in store for the cars in the near future, they’ll probably see the auction block again soon.
All of Braun sends our sincerest thanks to Bill Siebert for his generosity and kindness. Our dealers know what a positive impact The Ralph Braun Foundation will have on the disability community. It’s incredibly rewarding to know that we all invest the same enthusiasm and energy to a shared cause: to help bring mobility products to those who need them most.