Video: The First Mid-engined Corvette Sold For Three Million Dollars
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
In the United States, an eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with a VIN number ending in 001 was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction. Exactly three million dollars (184.2 million rubles) were paid for the first serial Corvette with a mid-engined layout.
The winner of the auction was 70-year-old Rick Hendrick, founder and head of the NASCAR Hendrick Motorsport racing team. In 2013, he also bought the first production Chevrolet Corvette of the previous generation for $ 1,050,000. As then, the proceeds will be sent to charity. This time, the money will be donated to a non-profit children's foundation that promotes the opening of new schools in Detroit.
- The production of the eighth generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has not yet begun, so a red pre-production prototype was put up for auction. The first production Corvette will receive a body paint that Hendrick will order, as well as all the options available for the supercar, including the Z51 Performance Track Package. In the United States, the cost of a fully equipped Corvette Stingray with a regular VIN is $ 107,000 (6.6 million rubles), which is 28 times less than what was paid at the auction.
- The mid-engined Corvette Stingray is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 with 502 hp. (637 Nm). The engine is combined with an eight-speed "robot" with two clutches.
- Rick Hendrick will receive the finished vehicle at a gala event right at the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant.
In the summer of 2019, the auction house Barrett-Jackson sold the last produced copy of the seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe. For a supercar with a 659-horsepower compressor 6.2 V8, which became the last front-engined Corvette, an unknown buyer paid $ 2.7 million (165.9 million rubles). Then all the proceeds were sent to the Steven Siller charitable foundation, which helps disabled military personnel.
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