NASCAR Team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick visited the National Corvette Museum yesterday to pick up several of the new Corvettes he purchased from GM through various Barrett-Jackson auctions. He also brought two vintage Corvette racers from his personal collection to show off as well. Several of the cars he picked up were unique 1 of 1 Corvettes including one that was news to us.
Hendrick had purchased the right to buy the very first Carbon Z06, VIN #001, at Barrett-Jackson’s 2010 Palm Beach auction for $297,000. That Corvette was built earlier this year and it’s the Inferno Orange Z06 shown. What we didn’t know until yesterday was that Hendrick worked with GM to buy the final Carbon Z06, VIN #252. What’s special about this car is that was painted Black and it’s the only 2011 Carbon Z06 that was not Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue. Another unique feature is the reversed euro-style number on the sides of the car. The regular color scheme for the graphic is black lettering, but GM prepared a special silver version that shows up very nicely on the Black Z06. And finally, the Black Z06 holds the LS7 that Hendrick assembled himself at Wixom back in May as part of the Engine Build Experience.
Another 2011 Corvette Z06 that was purchased by Hendrick was the 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06. The Z06 was unveiled at the 2010 NCM C5/C6 Bash and was designed as a 50 year tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 was purchased at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in January for $210,000 and the proceeds from that sale benefited the Corvette Museum’s planned motorsports park.
The final Corvette purchased at an auction was the 2012 Centennial Edition Z06 wearing VIN #100.The Carbon Flash Metallic Corvette made its public debut at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction in April this year and Hendrick purchased the right to buy VIN 100 once production started. The selling price for the 2012 Corvette was $175,000. An interesting side note about Hendrick’s Centennial Edition Z06 is that the engine was assembled by Jim Perkins (pictured with Hendricks in top photo), the former Chevrolet General Manager and an inductee into the Corvette Hall of Fame. Perkins traveled to Wixom on May 5th this year and assembled the LS7 as part of the Engine Build Experience.
The total cost of the four Corvette Z06’s is estimated at $781,925. That includes the three Corvettes purchased at auction as well as adding the $99,925 MSRP for the Black Carbon Z06.
As Rick needed one of his big rig auto haulers to transport his new Corvettes home, he decided to bring up a couple of classic Corvettes from his collection as well. A 1962 Corvette racer wearing the traditional White/Blue livery and the #4 was displayed as well as a Black 1963 Corvette split-window racer which wears the #3.
NCM Insurance Agent Adam Boca was at the Corvette Museum when Hendrick came to pick up his cars and he put together a nice video showcasing Hendrick’s six Corvettes.
Photo Credit: Adam Boca
[VIDEO] 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 #100 Sells at Barrett-Jackson for $175,000
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[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson 2011: 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 Sells for $210,000
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