One of the cool things that happens at the SEMA Auto Show is that you get to see a bunch of the cars in attendance head to various auctions. During last week’s show, a pair of custom Chevrolet Camaros were revealed, and they are are now heading to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale this coming January.
The two Camaros, called the Linda Vaughn LV-1 Editions, were inspired by the woman many consider the "First Lady of Motorsports." Jack ’Doc’ Watson also designed the two Camaros to pay homage to the friendship between the two individuals — a bond that has lasted for over 50 years.
Both Camaros come with color combinations that also harkens back to Watson’s old black/gold and white/gold color schemes for Hurst and Oldsmobile models of yesteryear. The gold, in particular, was also added to serve as inspiration to Linda Vaughn’s "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter" nickname.
Both cars are considered one-offs (or two-offs, if you want to group both together) with each coming with a host of identifiable badging, fancy sets of wheels, and complete warranty and service policies. No performance modifications were added, but for cars that will be as sought after as these two, you don’t need that added horsepower to make it any more special.
Like we said, the two Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaros will be auctioned off this January by Barrett-Jackson with the proceeds from both cars going to The International Kids Alliance Network — a charity dedicated to exciting teaching tools for kids and eliminating illiteracy.
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The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro broke cover in 2010, and went into production in late-January 2011. For the 2014 model year, the Camaro received an update when Chevy restyled the front and rear fascias, and released the all-new Z/28.
Under the hood, the Camaro SS gets a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine with 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, while the base model offers a 323-horsepower, V-6 engine.
The 2014 Camaro is priced from $23,455.
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ—(Marketwired - Nov 8, 2013) - A pair of custom, 2014 "Linda Vaughn LV-1" Chevrolet Camaros designed by legendary vehicle developer Jack "Doc" Watson, the creator of the first Hurst/Olds in 1968, were unveiled Wednesday, live from the Barrett-Jackson display at the 2013 SEMA Show.
The very collectible limited edition LV-1 marks the first time the high performance industry has ever named a vehicle program after a woman. It was created to celebrate Watson’s 50 years of friendship with Linda Vaughn, the "First Lady of Motorsports," her career and dedication to the performance industry and fans everywhere, as well as a salute to Chevrolet Performance.
During the unveiling, the Barrett-Jackson team also announced that the first two production LV-1s will cross the auction block at the company’s 43rd annual Scottsdale auction in January to benefit Dreamakers, a non‐profit organization dedicated to providing fundraising for worthwhile charitable organizations through marketing and product development of automotive and technology related programs. This year proceeds will be directed to IKAN, The International Kids Alliance Network, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to exciting teaching tools for kids and stomping out illiteracy.
"Each year SEMA brings together the best of the best in the automotive industry and we were honored to unveil this incredible car with such a legendary duo as Doc Watson and Linda Vaughn," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson. "We continue to raise the bar in our charitable efforts and can’t wait to see what the Camaros will bring as they cross the block in Scottsdale for a wonderful cause."
The Dreamakers team also revealed plans for an extensive tour at some of the most prestigious shows in the country, including national and local cruises and races. There will also be special presentations with exclusive television programs and webcasts during which Vaughn and Watson will tell stories, share insights and reveal secrets, while discussing the behind the scenes development, history and legends of the automotive enthusiast world.
Sure to be just as legendary as the original Hurst vehicles, the LV-1 Camaros will be produced in a limited run of 500 vehicles presented in Doc’s iconic Hurst/Oldsmobile color combinations. Only 50 white and gold convertibles, 50 black and gold convertibles, 200 white and gold coupes and 200 black and gold coupes will be offered. Much like Linda Vaughn turned Miss Hurst Golden Shifter into the First Lady of Motorsports, the LV‐1 redefines the character and collectability of very special vehicles. These 2014 Camaros are fully certified and validated, and will carry complete warranty and service policies.
"As a car that was designed by the one-and-only man who brought us the iconic Hurst/Olds, Doc’s LV-1 Camaro is sure to add to the excitement of our Scottsdale event," said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis. "It’s these type of unique vehicles that allow us to donate so much to such great organizations across the country, and whoever walks away with these Camaros is going to be a part of history."
For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694. To contact a Salon Collection specialist please call (480) 663-6255. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/scottsdale/tickets/.