Rick Hendrick is known his role as the owner for one of the most successful NASCAR teams in history and his love affair for all things Chevrolet. Hendrick is also the owner of a prosperous Chevrolet dealership and has been know to attend many of the Barrett-Jackson auctions with the intention of purchasing limited-edition vehicles.
According to Corvette Blogger, Hendrick was unable to attend the most recent Barrett-Jackson, but phoned in the winning bid for a 2012 Corvette Centennial Edition Z06. The final price for VIN# 100 was $175,000 with all of the proceeds of the sale benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Hendrick is also entitiled to take part in the prestigious Corvette Engine Build Experience program at the Wixom along with taking delivery of the Z06 at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Hendrick is no stranger to purchasing limited-edition cars at Barrett-Jackson; during the 2010 Palm Beach event Hendrick purchased the first retail Carbon Fiber Edition Z06. The ’12 Centennial Edition Z06 has a limited production of only 100 units, and Mr. Hendrick purchased #100. This package will be available for the Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 models starting in summer.
The Centennial Edition is only available with the Carbon Flash Metallic paint accented by black graphics. An exclusive Centennial Edition black satin wheel will grace these models; the wheel features lightweight cast-spun aluminum construction and on the Z06 models it will be highlighted by a thin red outline. As for the interior, the seats will receive an embossed centennial logo on the headrests. Other emblems will display an image of Louis Chevrolet on the B-pillars, the steering wheel and the wheel center caps. Corvette Blogger offers a wealth of information regarding the specifics of the upcoming Centennial Edition Z06.