Continuing our recap of the January 2012 Corvette auctions, we bring to you the no-reserve sale of the first Corvette ZR1 to be produced in 2010. First VIN Corvettes have always been a hot commodity among collectors, highlighted by the purchase of the 2009 VIN 001 Corvette ZR1 for $1 million by Dave Ressler. Unlike the first year ZR1, this 2010 Corvette ZR1 is meant to be driven as the first owner put 3,934 miles on the Jetstream Blue sports car.
The Corvette comes from the Richard Hubbard collection and Richard took to the mic to introduce the Corvette on the auction block. Like Dave Ressler, Richard is also a Chevrolet dealer and a collector of America’s favorite sports car. In the introduction, Richard makes reference to the owners of the 2009 VIN 001 ZR1s, Dave Ressler and Jay Leno (yes, there is more than 1 2009 ZR1s with VIN 001) and suggests the addition of the 2010 as a companion.
So how much did the very first 2010 638-hp Corvette ZR1 sell for? The Corvette hammered for $185,000 and with commission, the out the door price was $203,500. SPEED provides us video of the auction:
Considering the 3,634 miles on the gently used Corvette ZR1, we think the $203,500 paid was a great deal for the both the buyer and the seller. Do you agree or disagree? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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