General Motors – like the other American automakers – likes to auction off special vehicles for charity so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 VIN 0001 and 2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro serial #1 will be sold to the highest bidder considering that we are talking about the best handling Camaro of all time and the straight-up fastest Camaro of all time. Not only are both of these cars being offered in very limited numbers but the fact that they are each #1 in their 2014 sequence will ensure a high level of collectability almost from day one.
The first 2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro drag car will roll across the auction this evening between 7pm and 10pm (MST) and you can catch that auction action on the Fox Business News Channel. Pricing has not been announced for the 2014 COPO Camaro but with the 2013 race ready Camaro carrying a starting price of $86,000, we would expect the price of the 2014 models to be similar. Last year at the Scottsdale auction, 2012 COPO Camaro #69 sold for $400,000 and while that car might have demanded a higher price because it was a unique convertible race car, with just 69 units built for 2014 we can expect the 2014 COPO Camaro #1 to fetch at least a quarter of a million dollars. The proceeds of the COPO Camaro auction will go to benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans – a group that helps wounded US soldiers take part in marathons and other athletic events.
The first 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is scheduled to hit the Barrett Jackson auction block sometime on Saturday evening and you can watch that round of vehicle auctions on the National Geographic Channel (yes, I think that the channel choice is weird too). The pricing for the 2014 Camaro Z/28 was originally set at $75,000 but considering that it is the first of a limited run of what is proven to be the best performing Camaro of all time – there should be a massive collector’s market for this car from day one. The first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (a car which is 4 seconds slower around the famed Nürburgring in Germany and costs around $18,000 less than the ZL1) sold a few years back for $250,000. That ZL1 was for VIN #0069 so it can be argued that owning VIN 0001 of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is worth more than VIN 0069 of 2012 Camaro ZL1. This car could very easily beat out the 2012 Camaro ZL1 so the auction price for the very first modern Z/28 could get up around $300,000…if not higher. The proceeds of the Z/28 auction will go to the Cornerstone Schools in Detroit Michigan.
“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, U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports for General Motors.
Those interested in bidding on 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 VIN 0001 or 2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro serial #1 can make the trip to Scottsdale (although you need to hurry as the auction is going on right now) or you can visit the Barrett Jackson website to bid online.