The first-ever limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro and first retail-production Camaro Z/28 sold at auction this weekend to benefit charity with the COPO fetching $700,000 on Friday night, while the Z/28 brought in $650,000 on Saturday. Rick Hendrick, NASCAR team and Chevrolet dealership owner, placed the winning bid on the Z/28 (big surprise!). The rights to both Camaros sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale and the proceeds will go to benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and Detroit’s Cornerstone Schools respectively.
The COPO carries serial Number 1 for 2014 and is an all-out race car powered by the new LS-based supercharged 350-cubic-inch engine. The COPO Ice Blue Metallic satin paint scheme (seen at SEMA) is one-of-a-kind. Meanwhile, the Camaro Z/28 is equipped with a 7.0L LS7 engine with dry-sump oiling and produces 505 horsepower. The Z/28’s vehicle identification number (VIN) ends in 0001.
The charities benefitting from the weekend’s auction are both very deserving organizations. The Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans helps wounded veterans to participate in marathons and create a supportive community with which to share their success. The Cornerstone Schools has a 95-percent graduation rate and an incredible 91 percent of graduates pursue higher learning.
On a side note, you might also remember the 1987 Buick GNX we told you about last week -- it sold for a whopping $106,400 at the same auction.