What’s a Camaro worth? If we’re talking about a COPO Camaro, quite a bit. Chevrolet only builds a handful of these each model year, and this time around, the very first sixth-generation COPO Camaro was donated at a Barrett-Jackson auction, with all proceeds of the winning bid going to United Way.
The car sold for $300,000 to an unnamed bidder, who owns and races another modern COPO Camaro, so it’s quite possible we’ll be seeing the car at drag strips in the future.
Auctioned alongside it was the very first 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe, which fetched an even greater price at $500,000, with proceeds benefiting Kettering University. NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick had the pleasure of taking that one home. It’ll be joining his collection of other incredible cars, including the 5th-generation Camaro coupe and convertible, the very first modern COPO Camaro, the first Corvette Z06, and the first Corvette Stingray C7 coupe and convertible.
2014 COPO Camaro being auctioned off to support the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.
More wounded veterans can now participate in marathons, thanks to Chevrolet. The American carmaker recently made a $400,000 donation to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a program that helps veterans wounded in war participate in races. This donation represents the sale of the first-ever 2015 COPO Camaro racecar, which sold earlier this month at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.
“This sale gave the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first of only 69 factory-assembled 2015 COPO Camaro race cars, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet was excited to offer this milestone Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”
The COPO Camaro was hand-built, carrying the serial number, ‘2015COPO001’. With a distinctive styling, this racecar features a white exterior that is highlighted with matte gray and orange accents. It even features bold “15” graphics. Chevrolet has also fitted the COPO with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger, which is rated at 555 horsepower. The first Chevrolet COPO Camaro auction proceeds will allow the Achilles Freedom Team to support more wounded athletes as they train to reach their racing goals.
For those of you interested in adding a Camaro to your collection, don’t forget to stop in to Stalker Chevrolet today.