Someone had to convert the first Corvette to all-electric. Their efforts were recently rewarded with the sale of the original covered by Jamie LaReau. And check out the video of the E-Ray Corvette with Justine Ezarik!
By Jamie LaReau, USA Today: One of the world's largest private collectors of Corvettes — who once dreamed of owning just one — has now increased his collection of the iconic cars to 122.
Car dealer and NASCAR race team owner Rick Hendrick, 73, paid $1.1 million for the first electrified 2024 Corvette E-Ray on Saturday at the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. The money will go to education nonprofit DonorsChoose, which helps teachers in low-income communities fund classroom projects.
Hendrick told the Free Press he appreciates being able to support good causes through the auctions, while at the same time fulfilling a dream.
“From electrified all-wheel drive to being the fastest Corvette ever made, the E-Ray is a true first-of-its-kind supercar," Hendrick said. "Before I even had a driver’s license, I fell in love with the Corvette and daydreamed of owning one. For people like me who have watched its evolution across seven decades and eight generations, this represents a new chapter. As a Corvette enthusiast, it’s a piece of history.”
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