Rick Hendrick is best known as the owner and founder of championship-winning NASCAR Cup Series team Hendrick Motorsports, but the lifelong General Motors fanatic also owns Hendrick Performance, a tuning shop and classic/exotic car dealership.
Back in 2010, Hendrick Performance applied their tuning expertise to the fifth-generation Camaro SS, creating the limited-edition Camaro Hendrick Motorsports Edition. One of these rare tuned Camaros will soon head to auction at Mecum’s Indy 2020 sale, but this isn’t just any Hendrick Motorsports Edition Camaro – it’s the first one the shop ever built.
Carrying serial number 001, this Camaro SS shows just 4,970 miles on its odometer. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2L LS3 V8 engine built by Hendrick engine specialists, which is producing a meaty 588 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. Other upgrades include aftermarket coilover suspension, Brembo brakes, a performance exhaust and a Hurst short-throw shifter.
The most extravagant part of this special Camaro, though, is the custom body kit. The fiberglass kit includes a rather strange-looking front splitter and ducktail rear spoiler, along with a carbon fiber lower rear valance. Completing the package are orange vinyl decals, forged aluminum wheels and a commemorative interior plaque autographed by Rick Hendrick himself.
Mecum Auctions did not provide an estimate as to what this unique Camaro SS may sell for. We can’t imagine this car was very cheap when new, but the fifth-generation Camaro hasn’t held its value particularly well in light of the arrival of the superior sixth-generation Camaro. There’s no denying the Hendrick name will add some value to this car, however.
Check out the lot listing at this link for some more information and photos. The car will cross the auction block at Mecum Indy in late June – assuming the auction can still go forth amid the COVID-19 pandemic.