First Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro will be Auctioned for Charity

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The 2014 Detroit Auto Show is pretty much in the books — at least for the press — so our attention is now focused on this weekend’s Barret Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction. Lots cool cars will be auction in here, including supercars , classic cars and muscle cars , so if you have the money this is the place you want to be during this weekend.

Two of the models to be auctioned this weekend come from Chevrolet . We are talking about the first retail-production 2014 Camaro Z/28 and the first limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro . All the proceeds coming from selling the COPO Camaro will go to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and the ones from the Z/28 will go to Detroit’s Cornerstone Schools.

The COPO Camaro will feature a very cool, one-off COPO Ice Blue Metallic satin paint scheme and a LS-based, supercharged 350-cubic-inch engine. The Camaro Z/28 will feature identification number ending in 0001.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Camaro Z/28 And COPO Camaro.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

First Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro will be Auctioned for Charity

Chevrolet unveiled the Camaro Z/28 as the most capable and fastest Camaro currently availablet. When compared to a standard Camaro, the Z/28 version will feature a full aerodynamic package, an updated interior look, high-performance suspension and brakes, and of course, a more powerful engine.

Under the hood, Z/28 gets a naturally aspirated 7.0L LS7 V-8 engine that delivers a total of 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a Tremec TR6060 manual transmission that sends the engine’s power to the rear wheels.

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is priced at $75,000.

2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

First Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro will be Auctioned for Charity

The 2014 COPO Camaro was unveiled at the 2013 SEMA Auto Show and, just like the previous version, will be limited to only 69 units.

The model will be offered with a pair of new racing engines, including a revised take on the naturally aspirated 427 engine, as well as a supercharged version of the 350-cubic-inch engine. Other updated will also include an NHRA-approved roll cage and suspension and an exclusive live rear axle.

Press Release

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.


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