Dr. Evil would jump for joy at the price the Corvette E-Ray just sold for. Chevrolet brought the 2024 Corvette E-Ray to South Florida for Barrett-Jackson‘s 20th Anniversary auction in Palm Beach. Chevrolet showed off the hybrid performance model in Riptide Blue Metallic paint, one of three new colors for 2024, and it sold for a whopping $1,100,000.
Corvette E-Ray Prototype Auction: Details
Keeping with the tradition of bringing the first production vehicles to Barrett-Jackson to auction off for charity, all of the Corvette E-Ray 3LZ’s proceeds are going to DonorsChoose. This organization works to give “students in every community the tools and experiences essential for a great education.” The generous winning bidder was NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. Adding to this, an incredibly kind gesture from Michelle Mauzy, a noted philanthropist and longtime member of the Barrett-Jackson family, donated an additional $50,000 to the nonprofit. Hendrick has routinely scooped up VIN 001 General Motors vehicles at Barrett-Jackson over the years, to the point where it’s starting to feel like nobody else is allowed to do so. For instance, Hendrick also owns the first production C8 Corvette Stingray, the first C8 Corvette Stingray Convertible, the first C8 Corvette Z06, and the first C8 Z06 convertible.
Corvette Executive Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter was on stage to introduce the new E-Ray and explained that this particular car was a preproduction model and that bidders could build the very first Corvette E-Ray to their own specs. Naturally.
Bidding for the car reached $1 million in just a matter of seconds and, after a brief pause, resumed with one final bid to hammer at $1.1 million. It’s amazing how quickly the number skyrocketed. Of course, there were other big stars of the show, including Lee Iacocca’s 2009 Ford Mustang Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition, which brought more heartfelt moments to the block when it sold for $150,000. The total hammer price benefited the Ellis Island Honors Society Inc., which creates scholarships and supports cultural events and programs nationwide. The sale also included a painting of the car made during the auction.