The First Midengine Chevy Corvette Goes for $3 Million at Auction

Mary Bara and Rick Hendrick
Mary Barra and Rick Hendrick

C8 Corvette No. 1 went for $3 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. And – no surprise — NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who calls himself “the No. 1 Corvette junkie in the world," was the winning bidder. General Motors CEO Mary Barra handed over the keys, and proceeds went to the Detroit Children’s Fund, benefiting underfunded Detroit public schools.

Hendrick has a proud history of buying cars with VIN No. 001 for charitable causes. He owns VIN No. 001 of the 2010 Camaro, 2011 Camaro convertible, 2014 Corvette, 2015 Corvette convertible, and the 2016 Camaro SS, to name a few.