We can only imagine how long of a wait it is when you pay more than $1 million without your purchase being delivered to you for few months.
Back in January, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick paid $1.1 million at a Barrett-Jackson auction for the very first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (see a video of the auction above). That was back in January and now, we’re a week away from saying goodbye to September.
The almost 10 months it took for Hendrick to finally see his million-dollar purchase came to an end when he was finally handed the keys to the first production Corvette Stingray C7 late last week.
Talk about finally seeing a return of your investment. We’re happy to see Hendrick finally have his Corvette Stingray, even if it took a long time to come. At least he can finally sleep easy at night knowing that his $1.1 million sports car is now sitting in his garage.
All that’s left for the NASCAR team owner is to wait for the first production Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible that he also won via auction last April. The price he paid for that one? $1 million.
There’s no confirmed delivery date yet for the first production Corvette Stingray Convertible, but chances are, the keys won’t be in Hendricks’ hands at least until the end of the year.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
Gallery Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The seventh-generation Corvette Stingray was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and it didn’t take long for aftermarket companies and racing outfits all over the world to take notice. With a completely revised exterior look, an updated interior and an all-new engine, the 2014 Corvette Stingray is now ready to take some names in the world of GT3 racing.
As far as the stock model is concerned, the 2014 Corvette Stingray features a 6.2-liter small-block V-8 engine that produces up to 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and up to an anticipated top speed of 180 to 190 mph. When equipped with the Z51 package and the performance exhaust, the Stingray sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
The Corvette Stingray can be all yours for just $51,995, a pretty affordable number relative to most of its European counterparts.