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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick has reportedly purchased the first 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray.

According to, the Charlotte-area resident made the purchase on Saturday night at the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event.

Hendrick, who is also the country’s largest supplier of Chevy vehicles, reportedly paid $1.05 million plus 10 percent buyer’s premium in a charity auction. 

The auction win secures Hendrick as the owner of the VIN No. 0001 of the new ‘Vette.  He will be able to choose his own color and any options. 

Proceeds from the auction go toward the College for Creative Studies. 

The new ‘Vette made was unveiled last week at the Detroit Auto Show.

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