Chevrolet will sell off the first 2015 COPO Camaro at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.
COPO Camaro No.1 was first introduced at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas late last year and features an ‘Abalone White’ exterior with matte gray and orange accents and ‘15’ decals, representative of its ‘2015COPO001’ serial number. An NHRA-spec LSX 350 racing engine with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger sits under the hood and is connected to a three-speed automatic transmission, a combo good for a quarter mile pass in the mid-eights, Chevy says.
There’s no estimates as to how much the COPO Camaro may sell for, but the Achilles Freedom Team, which helps wounded veterans participate in marathons and gives them a support group, will probably end up with at least $500,000 towards their cause. Last year the No. 1 2014 COPO Camaro fetched $700,000, and considering 2015 is the last year for the fifth-gen based COPO Camaro, this example could sell for more.
As in year’s prior, the 2015 COPO is built with production hardware and the exact same body used on production models. It also comes equipped with an NHRA-approved roll cage and safety equipment, along with a racing chassis and suspension components. Chevrolet says the car is ‘designed to dominate NHRA Stock Eliminator drag racing’, and considering it won the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis last year, we’re inclined to believe them.
The 2015 COPO will be sold off on Saturday, April 18, at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. Check out the listing here for a little more information on the sale.