Another C8 2023 Auctioned for Charity Bringin $1M
The first production 2023 Corvette Z06 convertible sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $1 million dollars! The auction was held on April 9, 2022, at Palm Beach Auction in West Palm Beach, Florida, to benefit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).
The Highest Bidder: Rick Hendrick
Richard Hendrick, chairman and CEO of Hendrick Automotive, and owner of Hendrick Motorsports, who, through winning bid of $1 million, was the buyer of the car. That being said, $1 million is a lot of money, but what it really did was purchase the ultimate Corvette and it was for a good cause.
Hendrick can custom-order his car, deciding on everything from the paint to the interior to the brake caliper color.
You will remember that the January the first retail production 2023 70th Anniversary Edition was auctioned. Mr. Hendrick paid $3.6 million to benefit Operation Homefront (plus an additional $100,000 donated) making that 2023 Corvette charity donation $4.6 Million.
We have a press release from Chevrolet you might enjoy reading:
FIRST RETAIL PRODUCTION 2023 CORVETTE Z06 CONVERTIBLE RAISES $1 MILLION FOR TMCF
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible raised $1 million for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction on April 9. This auction and the sale of the first retail production 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition in January bring the total amount of money raised for charity by the 2023 Corvette Z06 to $4.6 million in 2022.
The 2023 Corvette Z06, which offers the highest-horsepower naturally aspirated V-8 of any production car, drove onto the world-famous auction block in support of the TMCF’s Teacher Quality & Retention Program. Representatives from TMCF, the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, were at the auction to experience this exciting moment in the organization’s history.
One hundred percent of the winning bid from Rick Hendrick, chairman, and CEO of Hendrick Automotive Group and owner of 14-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, benefits the organization’s TQRP, a training initiative that helps to aspire K-12 educators develop their skills for success in challenging teaching environments. Hendrick will also have the opportunity to customize the first retail production Corvette Z06 convertible. This includes the selection of everything, from the body color to the shade of the brake calipers.
“The 2022 Palm Beach Auction is a community event that we are very proud to be associated with,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, president & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. “Through the generous support of GM, Chevrolet and Barrett-Jackson, we raised a significant amount of funds and awareness of our TQRP initiative, which provides opportunities for students of color in the K-12 educational environment and beyond.”
“General Motors and Chevrolet are honored to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund on its mission to empower students and educators for success,” said Scott Bell, Chevrolet’s global vice president. “The proceeds from this sale of the first retail production 2023 Corvette Z06 convertible will support high-caliber training for future educators studying at HBCUs and PBIs across the nation.”
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