Retired NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon is still finishing in first place after the results of the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction were tabulated. Gordon’s 2009 Corvette was the top seller Friday at the South Florida auction where it was sold not once but twice with proceeds going 100% to charity.
Gordon received his 2009 Corvette ZR1 just after the cars became available in September 2008 as NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick took delivery of five 2009 ZR1s at the National Corvette Museum.
After 10 years of owning the VIN #005 2009 ZR1, Gordon decided to auction the car for his childhood cancer research foundation and at Barrett-Jackson, there are no fees on charity cars with 100% of the proceeds donated directly to the charity.
At 2:30 on Friday, April 12, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 hit the auction block and it sold for $200,000. The gentleman who bought the car immediately donated it back so it could be auctioned again. Hands went up again for the 2009 Cyber Gray ZR1 with the hammer falling a second time at $150,000 as noted car collector John Staluppi held the winning bid for the car. The proceeds totaled $350,000 for Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation for research of pediatric cancer.
Chevrolet Sells Five Special Vehicles at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach
Speaking of low VIN numbers, General Motors came to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach with three Corvettes and two Hot Wheels Edition Camaros. The three Corvettes were all low-VIN 2019s that were used on the show circuit with a Sebring Orange 2019 Corvette ZR1 leading the pack.
The 2019 ZR1 was VIN #015 and it would sell for $134,000. A Ceramic Matric Gray Corvette Z06 that carries VIN #002 sold for $88,000 and a Blue 2019 Corvette Grand Sport with the very cool #007 VIN found a new owner for $80,300.
Chevrolet also made news at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach by announcing that they will donate the final 7th generation Corvette – a Black Z06 – to the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation. The Corvette Z06 will be offered at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at the end of June with proceeds going to the foundation.
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