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C8 VIN 001 Is Being Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

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  • C8 VIN 001 Is Being Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

    Might you be the winning bidder?

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    Thank you CorvetteBlogger for finding and sharing this information.

    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    The First Production 2020 Corvette Stingray To Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

    By. Alex Sommers

    Oct 5, 2019

    The First Production 2020 Corvette Stingray To Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

    Chevrolet announced that 2020 Corvette Stingray VIN #001 will be auctioned off in January at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale. 100% of proceeds will benefit Detroit area public schools through a donation to the Detroit Children’s Fund.

    Not much is yet known about the car in question, but GM did say that it will be equipped with the Z51 package that adds an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential, upgraded aero and brakes, performance exhaust and rear axle, and five extra horsepower for its LT2 V8.

    Mr. Hendrick, your car has arrived, maybe?

    For NASCAR team owner, Rick Hendrick, simply collecting cars no longer provides the rush that it used to. Instead, the past decade+ has seen him picking up the very first example of a car, model, or model year to roll off of the line. His absolute favorite car to stockpile? The Corvette.

    His collection houses the first VINs from 1955, 1956, 1957, and more recently, the very first 2011 Z06 Carbon (he also owns/owned the 5th, 24th, 48th, 88th, and final 252nd Carbon, several of which he gave away as gifts), 2014 Stingray, 2015 Z06, and 2019 ZR1 among many other inaugural Corvettes and other performance cars. In the past couple of years he has also snagged the first Camaro ZL1 1LE and the Acura NSX #1, usually at somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000,000 a pop.


    The first ever mid-engine Corvette may prove a little harder (and, somehow, more expensive) for Mr. H to get his hands on though. He remains the favorite to land the rights to the first example of the most revolutionary Corvette in history but the hype around the C8 coupled with some hungry contenders could complicate things.

    Over the summer, the very last front-engined Corvette ever made, a 2019 Z06, sold for $2.7 Million (a record for a vehicle donated by an automaker) to Daniel Snyder who also owns the final Challenger SRT Demon made and the very last Viper ever. Then there is always Jay Leno (who owns (one of the three) 2009 ZR1s with VIN #1) for Hendrick to worry about.


    With all of the excitement created by the eighth generation ‘Vette, we won’t know who has their eyes on this coveted prize until the gavel falls between January 11th and 19th of next year. Maybe Jeff Bezos will show up in the desert and make it impossible for anyone to outbid him?

    Check out the 2020 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

    Although incorrectly identified as the first retail production Stingray by a youtuber, this Arctic White 2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe with the two-tone Blue interior is on display at the Chevrolet display at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas this weekend:
    The first retail production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be sold during Barrett-Jackson’s 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction that runs January 11-19, 2020 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.


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    https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...erm=2019-10-05

    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

    Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

  • #2
    I will be touring the Hendrick Collection next week as part of the Corvette show being held at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC.
    1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
    2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

    NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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    • #3
      There seems to be some confusion regarding the C8 displayed at Barrett-Jackson. Here is the VIN from that car:

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      Both the Barrett-Jackson representative and a gentleman from GM independently told me while I was there this week, that this car was the C8 being auctioned at the upcoming Scottsdale Auction. It clearly indicates VIN 000001 on the body sticker. Further, while the car was unlocked when I did the first shoot of it on the preview day, it was locked up on all days of the auction. When asked why was now locked (of yet another GM individual), I was told it was being auctioned at the Scottsdale auction and they did not want it showing any wear and tear from being open.

      Again, this is what I was told on multiple
      occasions and may or may not end up being the case. However, it clearly is VIN 000001, and using the VIN decoder, it shows as a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT.
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      • #4
        They should save the time and just bring it to Concord, NC. No way Rick isn't getting it.
        Current Vette: 2015 Stingray - Past Vettes: 1970,80,87,92,94,97, & 2000

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        • #5
          Jeff, we appreciate your clarifying what might or might not be being auctioned.
          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover and 5JR vis CF mirror caps.

          Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by John View Post
            Jeff, we appreciate your clarifying what might or might not be being auctioned.
            Thanks John. Not sure I clarified anything, but simply reporting what I was told.
            Enthusiastic owner of 'RedHot' Prod.Wk 7 Oct '13 Museum Del. 29 Oct '13
            Contributing Member of the National Corvette Museum
            Web site: https://www.daumphotography.com/
            blog: https://insight.daumphotography.com/

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