General Motors always seems to be auctioning off something at the Barrett-Jackson charity auction. Last year we saw a pair of special Corvette’s and the first-ever Cadillac CTS Coupe that went towards aiding earthquake-laden Haiti and the College for Creative Studies, respectively. This year, The General had a commemorative Corvette Z06 celebrating 50 years of Corvette Le Mans racing heritage and went for a lofty $210,000.
This one-off Z06 (bearing VIN #001) is the first Corvette to don the Z07 performance package, as well as a 50th anniversary seal on the B-pillar, and graphics on the doors. Underneath the hood is a an LS7 engine, where B-J claims puts out 550 horsepower, up from the still staggering 505 horsepower seen in the everyday Z06. Inside we find autographs of several past and present Corvette Racing drivers, including Dick Thompson and Dick Guldstrand, located on the bottom of the center storage hatch.
The buyer? None other than motorsports tycoon Rick Hendrick, the same man who threw down $225,000 for Chevrolet Volt VIN#002 (#001 found its home within the GM Heritage House).