Kevin Hard Lobs $750k Winning Bid for “Mint Condition” ’59 Pro Touring Vette at Barrett-Jackson
Over the years, Kevin Hart’s passion for cars has become widely known. Many celebrities simply buy high-end vehicles without delving into the details, simply grabbing the car that’s the most trendy at the moment without seeing it as more than a fast and shiny appliance. Hart, however, has curated a collection of enthusiast-grade machines. These cars may not immediately catch the eye of the uninitiated, but for those in the know, Hart has assembled an impressive array of rides. It’s clear that Hart isn’t shy about splurging on the perfect car, either, as he has quite the bank account and is more than willing to write a big fat check.
In this particular instance, we witness a memorable Barrett-Jackson auction that takes us back to 2021 where the comedian actively bids on a pristine 1959 pro-touring-style Chevrolet Corvette. This is no ordinary classic; it features custom touches, including a 6.2L LT1 V8 borrowed from a 2020 GM muscle car, under its impeccable hood.
This extraordinary machine not only delivers a hefty 650 horsepower from the aforementioned modern power plant but is essentially a brand-new car as well with a mere 150 miles on the odometer.
From the moment it graced the auction block, it was evident that this Corvette was special. Just how special would be determined as Hart found himself engaged in a spirited bidding war. Ultimately, the gavel fell, and the comedian emerged as the winning bidder, securing this magnificent build for a staggering sum of $750,000. That’s more than what many people spend on a house over a lifetime!
In the video below, we gain an up-close and personal look at this truly exceptional vehicle, along with insights into the bidding process that justified its impressive price tag for its new owner. Kevin Hart’s enthusiasm for cars is certainly on full display in this Barrett-Jackson rewind.