Auction houses like Barrett Jackson are the perfect places to find special edition vehicles. All you need is steely determination, glass full of patience, and pockets full of cash - in some cases, more than that.

Recently, a special edition Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was auctioned off at Barrett Jackson in Las Vegas, raking in an estimated $250,000 from some deep-pocketed bidder who you might have heard of: NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner Rick Hendricks.

This particular Camaro is noted for being the first production Camaro ZL1 to find an owner - good job, Mr. Hendricks! - and while it’s being touted as such, it’s actually the 69th ZL to be produced by General Motors.

So why is it a special edition?

For one, it’s being advertised as an anniversary model of the 1969 Camaro ZL1, hence the 69th model designation. It’s also the only Camaro ZL1 to be dressed in a Carbon Flash Metallic exterior paint finish, making it a true one-of-a-kind. The only downside is that General Motors decided against tweaking the muscle car’s outstanding 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 580 horsepower and over 550 lb/ft of torque. But even without the engine upgrade, the ZL1’s numbers are still mighty, mighty impressive.

Hendricks shelling out around a quarter-of-a-million might be a little too steep given the circumstances, but the NASCAR team owner and car dealership mogul should be comforted in knowing that proceeds from the sale of the ZL1 ’69 Carbon Flash’ will go directly to the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ’69 Carbon Flash’ Edition
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    V8 engine
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    6200 L
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Source: Barrett Jackson

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  (256) posted on 12.12.2011

I’m so impressed with its super-efficient engine! Well, it will surely have a nice and awesome speed performance on that. Moreover, I would admit that it is truly attractive and lovely on its platform.

  (399) posted on 12.12.2011

Well, it will surely be more impressive and fun to drive with if it is on a V12 engine. Anyway, I must say that this Carbon flash edition of them really looks so attractive and lovely.

  (449) posted on 12.7.2011

Why won’t they use a V10 engine for this Camaro than with V8 only? Although, I know that V8 barrel is also can deliver a nice figure performance on it but not as good as what V10 engine conveyed!

  (526) posted on 10.4.2011

Well, to be honest I don’t really fond with the platform design that this Camaro ZL1 had, and I don’t think that its V8 engine with 580 horsepower gives a better performance on this sports car.

  (474) posted on 10.3.2011

Well as always Chevrolet know for its perfect style and concept of car. Definitely a combination of aesthetic and performance wise.

  (328) posted on 09.29.2011

It looks great, but I still want to see the other pictures of this Camaro ZL1, its not a sports car right? Anyway, V8 engine with 580 horsepower is quite impressive and it can surely give a better performance on it.

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