Rick Hendrick Obviously Bought the First Camaro ZL1 1LE

To little surprise, the winning bidder was none other than Rick Hendrick.

The first 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, with Hendrick bidding $250,000 to claim VIN 001. The owner of Hendrick Motorsports has a history of purchasing “first-of” auctions from Chevrolet, but he isn’t entirely preferential since he also did get his hands on the first production Acura NSX. All of Hendrick’s winning bid of $250,000 is going to benefit The United Way charity, like most first-production General Motors vehicles.

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE features a supercharged V8 engine sporting 650 horsepower, paired to a six-speed manual transmission. With more aggressive styling on the exterior, including a large rear spoiler, front splitter and enlarged grille openings, it’s a track-focused model and also comes standard with 19-inch wheels wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires.

The $250,000 sum is the same Hendrick paid in 2011 for the first production Camaro ZL1 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas.