First 2009 ZR1 Sells for $1,000,000
Chevy's upcoming supercar. the Corvette ZR1 has made
quite an impression on the motoring fanatics. The
impression was made larger Saturday, January 19, 2008
at the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event
in Scottsdale, Az, when noted collector David Ressler
paid $1,000,000 for the right to own serial number 1,
2009 Corvette ZR1.
Mr. Ressler raised his own bid by $100,000 to make an even $1-million donation to The United Way. Chevrolet had Jay Leno drive the car onto the auction block and Jay promoted the car and the cause heavily. The 1st Corvette will be painted in LeMans Blue, a one-off color which is not available as a RPO on any Corvette. LeMans Blue was last offered in 2007.
The car driven to the block was one of the enginnering prototypes painted in blue.
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