Camaros For Charity

$1.6 million from Scottsdale auction

Eric Kaminsky - January 28, 2014 04:00 PM


Members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans with the 2014 COPO Camaro.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

The first 2014 Camaro Z/28 sold in Scottsdale, Arizona, for $650,000.

Barrett-Jackson AUction Company

A pair of Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaros earned money for Dreamakers and the International Kids Alliance Network charities.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Image 1 of 3

 A pair of 2014 Camaros sold for over $1.3 million at the recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with charities being the recipients of the proceeds.

The first 2014 COPO Camaro, one of only 69 units to be made, and the only one finished in Silver Ice metallic paint, sold on Friday, January 17 for $700,000. Proceeds benefitted the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The group enables people with all disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

The factory-built drag racer, designed for NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, adopts the styling of the 2014 Camaro and also offers up a pair of new racing engine choices. The one up for auction featured a supercharged version of the 350 engine introduced for the 2013 COPO Camaro.

The first Camaro Z/28 (which will retail for $75,000 when it goes on sale later this year) sold for $650,000 to Rick Hendrick, a NASCAR team owner and the head of a chain of several Chevrolet dealerships on Saturday, January 18. Cornerstone School, an independent Christian school in Detroit, is the beneficiary. Proceeds from the sale of this Camaro will help support the construction of the final phase of the Leadership and Business High School.

Also sold in Scottsdale were the first two Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaros, which earned $280,000 for the Dreamakers and The International Kids Alliance Network charities.