It should be no surprise that the winning bidder was none other than Rick Hendrick. Hendrick is a well-known Chevy collector as well as the owner of Hendrick Motorsports and several other companies that bear his name. Hendrick has won several other Barrett-Jackson auctions where the “first” Chevrolet of sorts has come up for auction.
Even though a red Corvette rolled across the auction floor, the actual car that Hendrick will take home is going to be a black-on-black 3LT with every available option. This car is also the first mid-engine Corvette ever produced. What a way to start a new year and a new decade!
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