Η GM θα δημοπρατήσει την πρώτη Cadillac CT6 αλλά και τη πρώτη COPO Camaro 2015, με όλα τα έσοδα να πηγαίνουν για φιλανθρωπικούς σκοπούς. Τα δύο αυτοκίνητα θα βγουν στο σφυρί κατά τη διάρκεια της δημοπρασίας Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach στις 18 του μηνός.
Η COPO Camaro έχει αύξοντα αριθμό 2015COPO001, είναι βαμμένη σε λευκό χρώμα με ματ γκρι και πορτοκαλί λεπτομέρειες, και έχει ειδικά γραφικά με το νούμερο 15. Η COPO MY2015 θα είναι διαθέσιμη μόλις σε 69 μονάδες. Σχεδιασμένη να συμμετέχει στις κατηγορίες NHRA Stock Eliminator και Super Stock των αγώνων dragster, διαθέτει νέους προφυλακτήρες, νέα γρίλια, νέα φωτιστικά σώματα νέες ζάντες, νέα γραφικά και αγωνιστικά καθίσματα.
Και τα 69 αυτοκίνητα θα είναι κατασκευασμένα στο χέρι και κάτω από το καπό τους υπάρχουν διαθέσιμοι αρκετοί κινητήρες, ο V8 κομπρεσοράτος 5,7-λίτρων, οι V8 ατμοσφαιρικοί 6,5 λίτρων και 7.0-λίτρων, όπως επίσης και δύο κομπρεσοράτοι 5,4-λίτρων. Το αυτοκίνητο που θα δημοπρατηθεί θα φορά τον 5,7-λίτρων V8 κινητήρα απόδοσης 555 ίππων, που συνδυάζεται με ένα τριών σχέσεων κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων, επιτρέποντας του να κάνει το 400αρι σε περίπου 8,5 δευτερόλεπτα. Όλα τα έσοδα από τη πώληση του θα πάνε στο ίδρυμα “Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans” που βοηθά βετεράνους αθλητές με αναπηρίες.
Τα έσοδα της από την CT6, θα πάνε στο ίδρυμα “Karmanos Cancer Institute” που λειτουργεί στη πρόληψη, την έγκαιρη διάγνωση και στη θεραπεία του καρκίνου.
Barrett-Jackson to Sell Six Charity Vehicles at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Auction
One-of-a-kind custom Tony Stewart “Smoke” Edition 396 Chevelle (Lot #3000) to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation
General Motors to support the Achilles Freedom Team with sale of a special-built 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Racecar VIN 001 (Lot #3003) and the Karmanos Cancer Institute with a 2016 Cadillac CT6 Sedan (Lot #3001)
WWE Hall of Fame member Hulk Hogan to help auction 1969 Camaro Z/28 Resto-mod (Lot #3003.1) benefitting the SJO Foundation For Hope
April 14, 2015 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is continuing its support of local and national charities with the auction of both new and custom vehicles, a racecar and a marine boat during the 13th Annual Palm Beach auction in Palm Beach, Florida, April 17-19, 2015, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Barrett-Jackson has raised more than $83 million over the years for numerous charities and will continue in Palm Beach with its support of the Achilles Freedom Team, Boy Scouts of America, Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Foundation for Exceptional Warriors, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and SJO Foundation For Hope.
“It’s in our long tradition to team up with OEMs, celebrities and organizations who are seeking to make a positive difference in our communities,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “There’s something magical that happens when a charity vehicle rolls across our block. Donating to a worthy cause gives our bidders the opportunity to be a part of something that they truly believe in while they do something they really love.”
A custom Tony Stewart “Smoke” Edition 396 Chevelle (Lot #3000) will cross the block on Friday, April 17, to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, helping fund the organization’s wheelchair donation program and change the lives of those living with paralysis. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and his staff were instrumental in the design of this one-of-a-kind Chevelle modeled after Stewart’s style and persona. It is powered by a custom 396 engine and features custom wheels donated by automotive designer, Chip Foose.
General Motors is donating a special-built 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Racecar VIN 001 (Lot #3003) to benefit the Achilles Freedom Team, helping build running programs and marathon opportunities for disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Featured in the Chevrolet display at the 2014 SEMA show, this COPO was part of Chevrolet Performance’s 2015 advertising. It showcases all-new COPO graphics and is powered by a 350 “LSX” V8 with a 2.9-liter supercharger rated at 555hp.
GM will also donate a luxurious 2016 Cadillac CT6 Sedan (Lot #3001) to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Karmanos is a unique, integrated center of research, patient care and education dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. Located in Midtown Detroit, Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers, caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually and conducting more than 700 cancer-specific programs and clinical trials.
“So many lives are directly touched by the auction of charity vehicles here at Barrett-Jackson,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “I’m absolutely thrilled that the auction can be a platform to help deserving charities while also promoting their selfless work to an international audience.”
WWE Hall of Fame member Hulk Hogan will assist Torque Sports and Performance in their auction of a 1969 Camaro Z/28 Resto-mod (Lot #3003.1) to benefit the SJO Foundation For Hope. The Z/28 features a 350 small block engine, 650 CFM carburetor and ceramic-coated headers. The interior is highlighted with a brand new kit featuring new carpet, suede headliner, door panels and seats.
Proceeds from the auction of a 2015 Bennington 2375 GCW (Lot #3004), donated by Bennington Boats, will benefit the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors (FEW). The FEW assist in the healing process of the families and veterans of Special Operations Forces, those recognized for valorous action and those wounded in combat, regardless of era, by providing customized therapeutic recreational and sporting events to enhance their mental and physical health. This popular G Series model boat is powered by a Yamaha F250XA and features incredible handling and turning with little effort. It is equipped with a patented Elliptical Sport Performance Package, offering stability, quick to plane and handling characteristics that rival a fiberglass boat.
A modified ‘96 GMC Sierra Custom Pickup (Lot# 3002) was privately donated with all proceeds benefitting the Boy Scouts of America to provide programs for young people that build character, train them in the responsibilities of citizenship and develop personal fitness. This pickup features a modified GM 572ci crate motor, turbo 400 transmission, 2500 stall converter and stainless dual exhaust.
Live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach will be broadcast in live, high-definition TV coverage on Velocity and Discovery from Friday through Sunday, April 17-19.
For more information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to http://www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bidder/Home.
2015 COPO Camaro No. 1 Sale to Benefit Disabled Veterans
Top bid from Barrett-Jackson goes to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans
DETROIT – Chevrolet is selling the first 2015 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which helps wounded veterans participate in marathons and share their success within a supportive community including their families.
The hand-built car carries serial number 2015COPO001. It will be sold on Saturday, April 18, at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, with 100 percent of the winning bid going to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a non-profit organization that helps disabled athletes, including veterans, gain access to races, equipment, and training dedicated to improve their physical abilities.
“This sale gives the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first of only 69 factory-assembled 2015 COPO Camaro race cars, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet is excited to offer this milestone Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”
Chevrolet introduced 2015 COPO Camaro No. 001 last fall at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and it has been featured in Chevrolet Performance advertising and other marketing initiatives. Its distinctive look includes an Abalone White exterior with matte gray and orange accents, and bold “15” graphics. Power comes from a 350-cubic-inch LSX-based racing engine topped with a Whipple 2.9L supercharger, which is NHRA-rated at 555 horsepower. The engine is backed by a three-speed automatic racing transmission – a powertrain combination good for reaching a quarter mile in the mid-eight seconds.
Each COPO Camaro is built by hand starting with production hardware, including the same body in white used for production models. They’re designed to dominate NHRA Stock Eliminator drag racing. The COPO Camaro takes its name and production quota from Central Office Production Order, a process used in the 1960s for fleet managers to order unusual combinations of options.
The COPO Camaro race car is fitted with an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, along with racing chassis and suspension components – including a unique solid rear axle system in place of a regular-production Camaro’s independent rear axle.
COPO serial number 001, lot number 3003, will go across the block at approximately 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 18, 2015. Watch live coverage on Velocity Channel.
About Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans
A non-profit organization, with chapters and members in more 65 locations around the world, Achilles provides athletes with disabilities with support. Within this community, program participants gain measurable physical strength and build confidence. The Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans was created as an extension of the Achilles process – adapted to the specific needs of wounded members of the U.S. military. Program participants receive training and use of specialized adaptive devices, such as hand-crank wheelchairs with a goal to participate in mainstream marathons. Over the years, Achilles has also developed programs specifically for children.
About Chevrolet Performance
Driven by more than 100 years of motorsports heritage, Chevrolet Performance fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts through high-performance vehicles, parts and racing. Performance cars include Camaro SS, SS 1LE, ZL1, Z/28 and the COPO Camaro. Chevrolet Performance parts include crate engines, transmissions, controllers and street-level components. Chevrolet competes in NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, IndyCar and a variety of circle track racing series. More information can be found at: http://www.chevrolet.com/performance.