If you were caught up in the excitement of the bidding war for the last C7 Corvette to be produced, imagine what it was like for the eventual winner.
Many people may not have heard of Dan Snyder before he entered the winning $2.7 million bid for the noteworthy black 2019 Z06 at Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction in Connecticut on June 28, but the CEO of digital media company inLighten and founder of Dan Snyder Motorsports and his family have quietly garnered a collection of nearly 100 vehicles.
You can add the prized last-ever C7, and perhaps last front-engine Corvette ever, to Snyder’s ever-growing collection, which also includes the last Dodge Viper and Dodge Demon that he scooped up at the Barrett-Jackson Charity Auction last year.
Enthusiasts should be comforted knowing that Snyder takes his stewardship of classic cars seriously.
“American muscle cars are a vanishing breed and should be preserved and celebrated because they provide a uniquely American driving experience of open roads, unlimited horizons and individual freedom,” he told his hometown newspaper, the Clarence Bee near Buffalo, N.Y.
“Preservation of classic and historic cars requires a lot of regular maintenance and attention to detail, but, like anything you have a true passion for, you never think of it as work. It gives us a lot of pleasure and pride,” Snyder added.
Sold! Sold! Sold! With a hammer price of $2.7 million, the lucky winning bidder will soon be driving the very last C7 2019 @chevrolet Corvette Z06 built. 100% of the hammer price is going to the Stephen Siller @Tunnel2Towers Foundation.— Barrett-Jackson (@Barrett_Jackson) June 28, 2019
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Ironically, Snyder was bidding on a car that hasn’t even been made yet. An identical twin provided eye candy at Barrett-Jackson last week, and it’s expected his actual Z06 will be assembled sometime in September.
Snyder’s winning bid, by the way, goes for a great cause, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, whose mission includes building mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members.
“This is going to vibrate across America,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Foundation. “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”
Snyder told the Bee he was “proud to support those individuals who have selflessly sacrificed to serve our nation and protect their neighbors and communities. It’s something that’s very special to be a part of.”
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