Once again Chevrolet has chosen “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction”, Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale flagship event to offer their first retail production 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Over the last several years Barrett-Jackson has been Chevrolet’s choice to showcase the crown jewel of their model line-up by offering VIN 001 of a new model Corvette to benefit various charities. According to Gary Bennett, vice president of consignments at Barrett Jackson, the beneficiary of the 2015 Z06 Convertible proceeds will be the United Way of Michigan.
Barrett-Jackson and GM began their first production Corvette partnership back in 2011 when Rick Hendrick bought the first 2011 Corvette Z06 carbon edition. Then in January 2012 Barrett-Jackson offered the first production 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible which hammered for $600K and was won by super collector Ron Pratte, whose entire mega collection will be auctioned this January in Scottsdale.
In January of 2013 the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe, of the long anticipated seventh generation, was also hammered sold, this time to collector, motorsports icon, and Chevrolet dealer Rick Hendrick, for $1.05M. Then in April of the same year, at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction, Hendrick coughed up another $1M and added the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible to his collection. Then a year later, this past April, again at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach event, Hendrick successfully bid another $1M for the first production 2015 Z06 coupe.
You might want to contact your financial advisor and broker if you want to be the proud owner of the first production Z06 convertible, but it should be no surprise that Rick Hendrick is the odds on favorite to complete his matched C7 set of seventh generation Corvette models and add the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible to his premier Chevrolet collection in North Carolina.
Although it’s still a few months away, anticipation of Barrett-Jackson’s 2015 Scottsdale event, January 10th -18th has already captured the attention of car collectors throughout the world.
In addition to the outstanding consignments usually rounded up by Gary Bennett and the Barrett-Jackson team, this year one of the most important collector car collections, Ron Pratte’s, will cross the block. It is so large and important that Barrett-Jackson has added another full day to their traditional eight-day lifestyle event.
Stay tuned for more on what is shaping up not only to be the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction but also the World’s Most Exciting Collector Car Auction.
Rick Tavel writes about automobiles with an emphasis on Corvettes and the hobby in general. You can see his website at Corvetted.
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