Palm Beach auction; all proceeds will go to the Achilles Freedom
Team of Wounded Veterans.
“This sale gives the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first of only 69 factory-assembled ‘15 COPO Camaro racecars, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet is excited to offer this milestone Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”
Chevrolet introduced ‘15 COPO Camaro No. 001 last fall at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and it has been featured in Chevrolet Performance advertising and other marketing initiatives. Its distinctive look includes an Abalone White exterior with matte gray and orange accents, and bold “15” graphics. Power comes from a 350-cubic-inch LSX-based racing engine topped with a Whipple 2.9L supercharger, NHRA-rated at 555 horsepower. The engine is backed by a three-speed automatic racing transmission – a powertrain combination good for mid-eight second quarter-mile times.
Each COPO Camaro is built by hand starting with production hardware, including the same body in white used for production models. The COPO Camaro takes its name and production quota from Central Office Production Order, a process used in the 1960s for fleet managers to order unusual combinations of options.
The COPO Camaro racecar is fitted with an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, along with racing chassis and suspension components – including a unique solid rear axle system in place of a regular-production Camaro’s independent unit.
COPO serial number 001, lot number 3003, will go across the block at approximately 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 18, 2015. For more information about the auction, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/ Watch live coverage on Velocity Channel.