NASCAR tycoon Rick Hendrick is now the proud owner of the very first 2017 Acura NSX–and it only set him back a mere $1.2 million. The proceeds from the sale were donated to charity. Interestingly, the car actually costs $207,500, making the sale nearly $1 million over the sticker price. The sale took place at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Besides it being a supercar, what drove up the price so much? Because it pays to be the first. Acura claims this is the highest-ever auction price for a serial-number-one car. The buyer was Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports and the Hendrick Automotive Group. His winning bid did not net him the red NSX seen at the auction—instead Acura will build the first NSX exactly to his liking. His generous paddle-waving benefited two charities: the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.
Mr. Hendrick and the other NSX buyers can expect to take delivery of their new cars starting this spring. How much retail buyers will have to pay over and above the $157,800 base price of the new sports car will be up to Acura’s dealers.
VIN No. 001. $1,200,000. It’s funny how one little number can yield such big numbers. Woah.