Mecum Kissimmee has been chugging along for the past week, and last night, a special pair of Camaros found a new home. Specifically, a pair of 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s.
The two cars, sold as a pair in one single lot, went under the hammer for $1.1 million and quickly became the top-selling lot of the day. However, the ZL1s underperformed their auction estimate of $1.25 to $1.75 million. Another case of the collector car market reaching a peak.
Both cars feature a heavy-duty suspension, brakes, driveline and 427 cubic inch V8 engine as part of the original COPO (central office production order) process. Although documents suggested 430 horsepower on tap, the real figure is over 500 hp.
The Hugger Orange example boasts just 361 miles and the Dusk Blue example is one of 10 cars specced in a similar fashion. Better yet for the new owner, both cars are all original.
Oh, if only we were millionaires.