Was there any doubt Rick Hendrick, Team Chevy NASCAR team owner, wouldn’t go home with the first 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE? The man has walked away from nearly every vehicle auction with VIN 001 of many Chevrolet performance vehicles.
Now, he’s officially added his latest toy to his collection and he even drove it off of the production line. Hendrick was present at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant—where the Camaro is built—to drive VIN 001 of 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE off of the production line. It’s the least General Motors can do after Hendrick spent $250,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach to secure the right to own the first production car. Although, the entire hammer price benefited the United Way.
We’re sure VIN 001 is sitting cozily in Hendrick’s garage right now where it likely awaits further company. We have a feeling Hendrick would certainly like to place the first production C7 Corvette ZR1 in his collection as well.