The First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette Auctioned for $3 Million

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Beloit WI

The announcement that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would adopt a mid-engine architecture was beyond exciting for car enthusiasts and collectors. That excitement reached new heights at the Barrett-Jackson car auction that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the first-ever mid-engine Corvette to leave the production line was purchased for a staggering $3 million.

The proud owner of the all-new sports car is Rick Hendrick, a former NASCAR driver, current NASCAR team owner and avid car collector. In addition to leaving the auction house with a piece of history, the hefty sum he put down will go to a phenomenal cause. The money General Motors collected in exchange for the Corvette will go to the Detroit Children’s Fund, a non-profit that works to better the quality of Detroit’s schools.

The auction house previously sold a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe for a total of $3.85 million in 2014. Even though the classic 1967 model managed to edge out the revolutionary 2020 model, it’s still impressive that the newest iteration of the Corvette Stingray was sold for $3 million, showing that the redesigned model has garnered noteworthy attention for its style and power.

If the auction is any indication, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be a popular option once it reaches dealerships. If you want to try your hand at the all-new model when it finally is released or want to check out the 2019 model, visit us here at Bud Weiser Motors.

Welcome To The Bud Weiser Motors Chevrolet Blog

We would like to officially welcome you to the Bud Weiser Motors Chevrolet blog. Each month, you can expect an informative post about industry news, dealership events, vehicle care tips or local events around Beloit.

At Bud Weiser Motors, we have a great selection of new Chevrolet vehicles and pre-owned models. Let us know what you are looking for, and our staff will be happy to assist you in your vehicle search.

When you visit us, our staff is committed to giving you the best experience possible. We at Bud Weiser Motors believe in serving you like we would our family. When you walk through our doors, you become a part of the Bud Weiser Motors family.

After you purchase a vehicle, you also stop by our service department whenever you need routine maintenance or repairs. Our Certified Service experts will take care of your vehicle and give it the expert attention that it needs. Our experts can accurately diagnose and repair problems to get you back on the road.

We at Bud Weiser Motors hope you’ll continue to check out our blog each month. We also encourage you to come to visit us in Beloit to test-drive one of our many Chevrolet vehicles.