The first example of the 2015 COPO Camaro race automobile rolled throughout the Barrett Jackson Auction block this past saturdays and sunday as well as when the final gavel struck, this unusual factory-built bother auto increased $400,000 for a wounded soldier charity group as well as incredibly, it Rick Hendrick did deny this collectable, high performance GM muscle auto.
2015 COPO Camaro Photo
Among the celebrity amenities at last weekend’s Barrett Jackson Hand Beach public auction was the initial 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO drag racing package deal. Minimal to just 69 systems for every design year, the modern COPO Camaro is one of the most minimal of the manufacturing plant package deals, making it one of one of the most collectable. With this car prepared to race out of the box, the substantial majority of COPO Camaro customers are getting them to go racing as well as not to stuff away as program cars. Because of this, most of these automobiles are being seized up by racers, leaving debt collectors in the cool– however the Barrett Jackson public auction work saturdays and sunday provided one blessed enthusiast a possibility to place a 2015 COPO Camaro in their garage.
“This sale offered the highest prospective buyer the opportunity to purchase the very first of just 69 factory-assembled 2015 COPO Camaro race autos, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet was excited to supply this turning point Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”.
The 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro that was on hand at this weekend’s Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction looked similar to the one in the image above, with the distinct 2015 design scheme and package-specific wheels. This COPO Camaro also featured the 350 cubic inch engine option that is topped by a 2.9 L Whipple supercharger is rated by the NHRA as having 555 horsepower. This power is sent to the rear wheels via a purpose-built 3-speed automatic transmission, a strong strong rear axle as well as some sticky race-only tires. On the inside, the 2015 COPO Camaro comes just with what is required to conform to the NHRA Stock and Super Stock lessons, so you wont find many luxuries, but you will source a roll cage and the other safety products needed to be permitted to run down the quarter mile in the 8 2nd range.
You could expect to pay in between $90,000 as well as $100,000 if you were to walk into your local Chevrolet dealership and also order this 2015 COPO Camaro. However, with this being the first unit of the final year of the 5th gen COPO Camaro– as well as with proceeds going to charity– we knew that it would likely cost much more than MSRP. The bidding was hefty and warm beforehand, and also when the gavel appeared, the first 2015 COPO Camaro offered for a massive $300,000. I haven’t seen a main statement about that made the winning $300k quote, but some records clarify that philanthropists as well as vehicle collecting duo Jeanette and also John Staluppi contributed an extra $100,000, allowing the very first 2015 COPO Camaro to elevate $400k for the Achilles Liberty Group. It is unclear whether Jeanette as well as John Staluppi were the winning bidders, however we understand that they donated $100,000 to a terrific charity group.