Chevrolet will auction the rights to purchase the first retail-production 2014 Camaro Z/28 and the first limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro this week at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction with proceeds going to education and veteran empowerment groups.
The COPO Camaro will cross the block first, on Friday evening, Jan. 17, and Fox Business News will air the auction live. Carrying serial No.1 for 2014, the race car features a new, LS-based supercharged 350-cubic-inch engine and a one-off COPO Ice Blue Metallic satin paint scheme. Proceeds will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.
The Camaro Z/28 – with the vehicle identification number ending in 0001 – is being sold on Saturday evening, Jan. 18, to benefit Detroit’s Cornerstone Schools. The National Geographic Channel will broadcast the auction.
Bids for both cars can be submitted in person at the auction or online at barrett-jackson.com.
“Chevrolet is excited to offer these two milestone cars for the Barrett-Jackson bidders, with all the proceeds going to help a pair of very worthy groups,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
The Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans is dedicated to helping wounded veterans participate in marathons and share their success within a supportive community and their families. The Cornerstone Schools, lauded as a model in urban education, have a 95-percent graduation rate and 91 percent of graduates pursue higher learning.
In addition to the sales of the Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a Chevrolet display at the event showcases the cars, along with performance-enhancing parts that can be added to regular-production Camaros. They include COPO Camaro drag-racing components and street- and track-level components for Camaro V-6 and SS models, including 1LE suspension and ZL1 brake upgrades.
The parts are available through the Chevrolet Performance catalog, available from Chevrolet dealers or downloadable for free at chevrolet.com/performance.
Also on display are concept suspension, induction and exhaust parts derived from the new Z/28, which are being evaluated for possible future release.