When Chevrolet announced that the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette would be the first to feature a mid-engine configuration, sports car enthusiasts around the world were chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel of the street-ready supercar. In January 2020, Chevrolet auctioned off the first-ever mid-engine Corvette to leave the assembly line, and the results were impressive.
At the auction, NASCAR legend Rick Hendrick was the man lucky enough to take home the first 2020 Corvette. Hendrick, an avid car collector, secured the impressive piece of automotive history with a winning bid of $3 million. Even though the auctioned Corvette is a luxurious, fully-loaded 3LT model that includes leather interior and a removable top, that $3 million price tag is approximately 78 times more expensive than what you would pay to buy a mid-engine Corvette at Quirk Chevy.
Like Chevrolet, many automakers auction off the very first production model of a beloved nameplate’s new generation in support of a charitable organization. The beneficiary of the 2020 Corvette’s sale is the Detroit Children’s Fund, an organization close to GM headquarters that works to improve local schools by supporting teachers and providing educational resources. A $3 million donation has the potential to change the lives of countless area children.
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will be available for purchase soon. Reach out to a specialist at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland today to pre-order your very own piece of history.