NASCAR team owner and Charlotte-area resident Rick Hendrick purchased the first production 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette for $1.05 million on Saturday night, SpeedTV.com reported, one of two million-dollar cars he bought over the weekend.
Barrett-Jackson waived the 10-percent buyer premium because it was a charity car.
Hendrick, the largest Chevy dealer in the country, also purchased a 1969 L-88 Corvette for $1 million during the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Arizona.
SpeedTv.com noted that Hendrick has purchased many other 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.
Hendrick could not be reached for comment Sunday.
Learn more about his most recent purchase of the 2014 Corvette by visiting http://bit.ly/11H3TfN.