Rick Hendrick pays $1 Million for first new Z06
Well, you can add the first retail model of the 2015 Corvette Z06 to the coveted car collection of motorsports king, Rick Hendrick.
The chairman of the Hendrick Automotive Group paid $1 million for the car at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida this past weekend.
Not that it really should come as a big surprise: Mr. Hendrick, an avid Corvette enthusiast, also paid $1 million for the first production model of the 2014 Stingray last year at a Barrett-Jackson auction.
Donated by Chevrolet, proceeds from the sale of the Z06 the will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32nd Annual Dinner, which will be held April 26 in Detroit. The proceeds from the 2014 Stingray, purchased by Hendrick in 2013, also went to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
According to reports, Mr. Hendrick already owns nearly 150 Corvettes including pace cars, 427 Sting Rays, a 1968 L88, a Corvette owned by a king, and the very first ZR1 Corvette ever produced.
How’s that for a Corvette collection?