CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR team owner and Charlotte area resident Rick Hendrick purchased the first 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette for $1.05 million on Saturday night, reported.

Hendrick, who is the largest Chevy dealer in the country, also purchased 10 percent buyer s premium as well as a 1969 L-88 Corvette for another $1 million during the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Arizona. noted that Hendrick has purchased many other brand-new cars at Barrett-Jackson auctions, including the first production 2010 Camaro SS for $350,000; the first 2011 Corvette Z06

Carbon Edition for $270,000; the first 2011 Camaro SS convertible for $205,000; and the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro for $250,000.

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