Owner of American NASCAR team, Hendrick Motorsports, Rick Hendrick did not hold anything back at the Barrett-Jackson auction event in Scottsdale, Arizona as he purchased three rare C1 Chevrolet Corvettes for $1.65 million. The Corvettes are from the 1955, 1956, and 1967 model years, each sporting VIN 001. Not only does the VIN make the Corvettes rare, the vehicles have been kept in pristine condition. Hendrick is not new to receiving models that have VIN 001 as he already has a 2010 Camaro, 2011 Camaro convertible, 2014 Corvette, and 2015 Corvette convertible with that particular VIN in his collection. Hendrick didn’t just stop at three rare C1 Corvettes. He purchased a 1969 Corvette convertible for $525,000. The Corvette is one of 116 examples that were fitted with the L88 engine. Purchase your own Chevrolet Corvette at Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood.
Two Chevrolet Corvettes recently made their way to the Hilton Head Auctions. One of the main aspects that attracted people who attended the auction was that the Corvettes were present at Le Mans 24 Hours race. The first vehicle is a 2003 Corvette Pace Car. This is one pace car out of a pair at the 2003 race. Under the hood lies a 5.7-liter OHV V-8 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission delivering 350 horsepower. At an estimated value of $60,000, the Chevrolet Corvette has less than 2,500 miles reading on the odometer. The second vehicle is a 2003 Corvette Safety Car, which is one of four that were present at the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours race. It features the same engine as the pace car, but is mated to an automatic transmission. This safety car has only seen 2,000 miles of road. Both vehicles used to be part of the General Motors Heritage Collection. If you want an incredible Chevrolet Corvette, test drive one at Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood today.