Rick Hendrick Buys Three Rare Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson Auction

1955 Corvette - VIN 001

Hendrick, has a passion for purchasing the very first production serial numbers of many different automobiles and in Scottsdale, Hendrick did not disappoint. Three very special Corvettes; VIN No. 001, from 1955, ’56 and ’57, respectively were up for grabs and the gavel fell with Hendrick making the winning bid for all three. Along with these three Corvettes, Hendrick also owns VIN No. 001 of the 2010 Camaro, 2011 Camaro convertible, 2014 Corvette and 2015 Corvette convertible as well as several others.. “These things have been kept in incredible condition,” said former Hendrick driver and now FOX analyst Jeff Gordon, who is with Hendrick in Scottsdale. “These cars are truly a work of art.” Later in the auction, Hendrick also got the winning bid of $525,000 for a 1969 Corvette L88 Convertible Hendrick later paid $525,000 to acquire a 1969 Corvette convertible, one of 116 built with the rare L88 powerplant that reportedly produced 560 horsepower from the factory.
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