Photo Credit: NCM Insurance Agency
Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick was at the National Corvette Museum on Tuesday to take delivery of two new 2015 Corvette Z06s. The two Corvette Z06s were VIN 001 and VIN 003 and not only does Rick take delivery of the first Corvette Z06, his Corvette Z06 is also the first Z06 to be delivered to a customer, courtesy of the R8C Museum Delivery Program.
Gary Cockriel from the NCM explains that Rick always picks Black for his VIN 001 Corvettes. This is the third C7 Corvette VIN 001 that he has purchased with the other two being the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe and the 2014 Stingray Convertible. From the looks of the Black Corvette, it comes equipped with the Z07 Performance Package.
While we are sure the Black VIN 001 Corvette Z06 is destined for Rick’s personal collection, the Blade Silver Corvette Z06 wearing VIN 003 is said to be the”fun car” which will be driven.
Rick says “I’ve been waiting a long time for this car. It’s just like Christmas for me and I love to come here. When you see the car, you see the Museum, and I get to go in the plant and hopefully drive it off the line, it just makes it complete.” He adds, “I remember every single visit, I meet someone new. I meet some Corvette enthusiast, whether he’s from Australia or Alabama and we all have one thing in common – we love the Corvettes.”
Rick won the right to purchase VIN 001 back at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction in April by paying $1 million dollars which was donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Rick will have an opportunity to complete the set when the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible is offered at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.
Hendrick calls the Corvette Z06 “a piece of art” and then says, “I just can’t believe that GM can build this kind of quality for the price and being a dealer, I’m sure glad we got the Corvette.”
Check out the video below where you can see Hendrick talking about his new 650 horsepower super car and the trip to the Corvette Museum and then watch the two Corvette Z06s being driven out of the building.
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