Chassis No. 001 will be heading to Charlotte, NC at an insane price tag
The C8 Corvette No. 1 rolled to Barrett Jackson over the weekend. It’s the very first mid-engine Corvette.
The car fetched a whopping $3,000,000.
The car was sold at auction for charity. Funds will go to the Detroit Children’s Fund which support underfunded public school.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra was on hand in the auction. She handed over the keys to the highest bidder, Rick Hendrick.
Hendrick is an owner in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. He fields a full stable of race cars that are transported across the country to various race tracks.
Currently, his field of NASCAR Cup Series stars included: 7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman and William Byron.
Beyond NASCAR, Rick Hendrick has been a long-time dealer of production vehicles. He owns a string of dealerships across multiple manufactures in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rick Hendrick purchases No. 001 Corvette C8
The 2020 Corvette looks radically different than previous Corvettes. That’s mostly due to the engine location. It’s the first model to feature an engine behind the driver instead of under the hood.
This particular C8 that Hendrick purchased is maxed. 3LT package options include black exterior, black seats with red trim, red seat belts, GT2 seats, removable roof panel, rear spoiler, Performance Data Recorder and the Z51 package.
It’s fitted with the Z51 performance package which includes things like Brembo brakes to bring the 495-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine to a stop.
Chassis number 1 is a sought after collectors item for any car. Rick Hendrick owns several of them
Chassis No 1 owned by Hendrick: 2010 Camaro, 2011 Camaro convertible, 2014 Corvette, 2015 Corvette convertible, 2016 Camaro SS, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and now the 2020 Corvette C8.