Hendrick adds the first 2014 C7 Corvette to his collection
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, file photo, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is revealed at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Maybe it was the brand new, bright red Chevrolet Corvette gleaming in one corner, or the elegant BMW coupe in the other, but car companies were positively giddy this week as the North American International Auto Show opened in Detroit. U.S. new car and truck sales reached a five-year high of 14.5 million in 2012, and many executives and analysts think they'll climb to 15.5 million this year. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
Rick Hendrick, left, and Linda Hendrick arrive at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
RIDGEWAY, VA - OCTOBER 28: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with team owner Rick Hendrick after Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 28, 2012 in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
(L-R) NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his crew chief Steve Latarte listen to a question during a press conference where it was announced that Earnhardt Jr. will sit out the next two Sprint Cup Series races after being diagnosed with a concussion. Earnhardt Jr. and his team made the announcement on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Earnhardt will miss this weekend's Bank of America 500 in Charlotte and next weekend's race in Kansas. Driver Regan Smith will substitute driver for Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Siner - email@example.com
NASCAR team owner and Charlotte area resident Rick Hendrick purchased the first 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette for $1.05 million on Saturday night, SPEEDtv.com reported.
Hendrick, who is the largest Chevy dealer in the country, also purchased 10 percent buyers premium as well as a 1969 L-88 Corvette for another $1 million during the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Arizona.
Speedtv.com noted that Hendrick has purchased many other brand-new cars at Barrett-Jackson auctions, including the first production 2010 Camaro SS for $350,000; the first 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition for $270,000; the first 2011 Camaro SS convertible for $205,000; and the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro for $250,000.