With a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine producing 650 horsepower and a standard six-speed manual transmission, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is a car best suited to drivers with some experience driving powerful, rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
It appears that the owner of this vehicle, or whoever was taking it for a test drive, didn’t have quite as much time behind the wheel of high-performance vehicles as they would have liked, as it was crashed and totalled with just 48 miles on the odometer.
The exterior of the car looks completely destroyed, with damage showing on three of its four corners. The only seemingly salvageable body pieces are the 1LE-spec wing and the side mirrors. The car is for sale at a Copart lot in the Portland area, so one might be interested in bidding on the car to yank the LT4 V8 and perhaps the six-speed manual transmission out of it—assuming those items are undamaged. It would also be quite the project to pull the engine, its accessories and transmission from the car if they were found to be in working order.
The problem with buying this Camaro ZL1 1LE for the LT4 engine alone is that Copart wants a minimum of $27,500 for the car—way more than if you were to simply buy a brand-new LT4 crate engine from General Motors. With little else on the car being of use, save for some interior pieces and the aforementioned wing and side mirrors, you probably couldn’t part the car out to make up the difference and it doesn’t seem as though it would be worth your trouble. Admittedly, we don’t have much experience parting out almost-new crashed Camaro ZL1s, so perhaps one of our readers can provide some real-world insight.
Check out the Copart listing at this link for additional photos of this sad-looking Camaro ZL1 1LE.