2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Crossing the Barrett-Jackson Auction Block in Palm Beach
Earlier this year, the first production 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was auctioned off for an impressive $650,000, which were donated to Detroit’s Cornerstone Schools. Today, the first example of the 2015 model year Z/28 will cross the block in Palm Beach, during a Barrett-Jackson sale.
This time, all proceeds will benefit the AARP Foundation and its Drive to End Hunger campaign that raise awareness and funds to address the problem of hunger among Americans age 50 and over.
The winning bidder will take delivery of the very first 2015 Camaro Z/28 and will get to choose from the five exterior colors the muscle car is offered in: Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic and Summit White. We anticipate seeing it go for around $165,000 when the final gavel finally falls sometime after 5:30 p.m. EST.
The Camaro Z/28 remains unchanged for 2015, which means it will be powered by the same naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V-8 engine that pumps 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque through a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission.
We are live at the auction, so stay tuned to TopSpeed as we’ll bring you the selling price and photos from the Palm Beach auction as quickly as our mobile WiFi allows us — hey, it’s better that carrier pigeons...
Updated 4/14/214: The gavel has fallen on the first 2015 Camaro Z/28, and the final price was far higher than we expected: $500,000.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.
Revived after a 13-year hiatus, the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28 arrived in US dealerships in the spring of 2014, carrying a price tag of $75,000. Unlike the ZL1, the Z/28 is motivated by a naturally-aspirated LS7 engine sourced from the previous Corvette Z06.
Developed as a lightweight, track-focused muscle car, the standard Z/28 comes without air conditioning or a proper audio system. Both, however, are available as a $1,150 option bundle. The 2014 Z/28 is currently the fastest Camaro on the Nurburgring course at 7:37.48 minutes.
Source: Barrett Jackson