No doubt about it: Z/28 is a legendary badge for Camaro enthusiasts. And we don't think we're stepping out of line by saying that Rick Hendrick is one of those enthusiasts. In fact, he just purchased the very first production 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 here at Barrett-Jackson for a cool $650,000.

Considering that Hendrick owns both a NASCAR team and a successful line of Chevy dealerships, we don't know how much time he'll be spending behind the wheel of this particular Camaro, but at least that time will be fun. With 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque from the 7.0-liter V8 engine and a comprehensive set of chassis and electronics upgrades over other less-capable Camaro models, this is one fast pony.

Check out our high-res gallery of live images above, and then scroll down below for the official auction description and for a video showing the live-bidding-auction action.


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The winning bidder will receive the first retail production vehicle. Unique front fascia, functional hood vent , 305/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Trofeo R Summer-Only Tires, 19"x11" front and 19"x11.5" rear forged aluminum wheels. Flat bottom steering wheel and shift knob in suede, RECARO seats with microfiber suede inserts, rear seat modified for weight reduction. LS7 hand-assembled naturally aspirated small block 7.0 Liter V8 engine, 505hp and 481ft/lbs of torque (SAE-Certified), Tremec TR6060 manual transmission, full aerodynamics package, large front splitter, fender flares (front and rear wheels), extended rocker panels. The Z/28 is capable of 1.08g in cornering acceleration, due to comprehensive chassis revisions. Increased stopping power from Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes capable of 1.5g in deceleration, 2.75" exhaust, performance enhanced stabilizer bars, DSSV dampers, control arms and suspension links, shorty headers and helical differential. 100 percent of proceeds benefit Cornerstone Schools. In a city with the lowest graduation rate in the country there is one school in Detroit that boasts a 95 percent graduation rate and where 91 percent of its students pursue higher learning after high school. That school is Cornerstone Schools in Detroit. Despite the fact that more than half of its children are at or below the poverty line, Cornerstone has provided its children in Detroit with an excellent education for over 21 years. Cornerstone was featured on CNN, "As One School That Gets It Right" and is a known as model in urban education. A Christ-centered independent school, Cornerstone is exempt from receiving state and federal funding and must rely on the generosity of others to support its mission. Cornerstone is truly transforming lives of children and providing them an opportunity to succeed in life. The proceeds from the auction will support the construction of the final phase of its Leadership and Business High School where each student has an internship and is required to work two afternoons to support a portion of their tuition. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CORNERSTONE SCHOOLS**


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      Kevin Ray Palmer
      • 11 Months Ago
      If a rich person donates a million dollars to a charity it wouldn't seem so bad, he got to give to a good charity and get the 001 z/28 for $650,000, win win if you ask me.
      bkoster2
      • 11 Months Ago
      It's his money folks .......he can do anything he wants with it. I doubt seriously that he EVER drives this particular car.....most likely it's going into his personal collection (museum quality) Try to buy the very first of any hot commodity like the new Z28 and it'll cost you a hefty premium....& with the proceeds going to charity, that'll drive the price up too. I don't understand how so many people that know next to nothing about Rick or the car can make such ignorant comments.
      zig
      • 11 Months Ago
      $650,000 bucks for a car anyone will be able to buy in a few months for 75k just so you can say you have the first one. Wow! Have any more money you feel like pouring down the drain?
        bkoster2
        • 11 Months Ago
        @zig
        Nevermind zig.....you just wouldn't understand.
        over9000
        • 11 Months Ago
        @zig
        Are you stupid enough to realize that this is the VIN 001 model... imagine what it will be worth 20-30 years from now.
          Stomp and steer
          • 11 Months Ago
          @over9000
          very limited production.
          jtav2002
          • 11 Months Ago
          @over9000
          If you think GM is going to make tons of $75k Camaros you must be mildly retarded.
        Nathan
        • 11 Months Ago
        @zig
        Charity was also a factor in the high price.
      marcus
      • 11 Months Ago
      bought with tax payers dollars! GM sucks! GO ford!
        Will
        • 11 Months Ago
        @marcus
        How was it "bought" with tax payers dollars? I think your idiot friends would say that it was "Built" with tax payer dollars. You cannot even get your tea bagger BS right. FAIL.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 11 Months Ago
      LOL! It doubled what the 2015 Mustang sold for. Stupid Ford.
        ngiotta
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        Pretty sad actually, since it retails for over double of a standard Mustang GT and it's limited production. Stupid you.
          Stomp and steer
          • 11 Months Ago
          @ngiotta
          Original price has nothing to do with it. The fact that is owning the first Mustang doesn't account for much. The next generation camaro will soon be kicking it's tail on a track near you. The new platform is already gathering Awards under the caddy as the best handling car in its class. Which includes the BMW, Mercedes, and audi. And that's not even the performance version.
        Lachmund
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        It's twice as ugly as well!
        Bandit5317
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        I'm a GM guy, but the Mustang is an amazing car at a great price point. There's no reason to mock it, especially in a totally unrelated comments section.
      Blackie
      • 11 Months Ago
      It's just so god damn big. Those are 19" wheels on it but they look tiny and ridiculous. They look like they are missing their tires!
      VDuB
      • 11 Months Ago
      Overpay much?
      Eggmania
      • 11 Months Ago
      this thing is ugly as hell. why all the hub bub about a 5 year old design that is only getting butchered more as it ages
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Eggmania
        [blocked]
      Robert
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is one BAD ASS MACHINE! It turned about 6100 @ 162 MPH on the audobahn in Germany & outran the Porsche & that was with some rain on one part of the track! It only comes with a stick shift but I am sure some of us good ol boys will have it humping with an automatic.Just keep your Mustangs on the shoulder when you hear this thing coming. They closed down the highway in Texas & it ran 200.2 MPH. Just stay out of the way!!!
        Rigo
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Robert
        I believe that you have the z/28 mistaken for the 2014 Chevy corvette. Hennessy got it up to 200 on the new grand parkway out here.m
        Eddie
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Robert
        Robert, what kind of drugs are you taking. Shelby mustangs kick ass on real cars that have more power than this pig. and are $20,000.00 dollars cheaper.The run in Germany was not on production tires and wheels nor engine specs. Go Tell some more lies to stupid people with 75 grand to piss away. Remember this ,when you star twith a pig ,you end up with a pig no matter what you dress it up with. Go MUSTANGS.
          Stomp and steer
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Eddie
          In a straight line only. Throw in some corners and the Mustang is the pig....
      sdgfine
      • 11 Months Ago
      Sooooooo, some guy gives 650K for the thing @ a CHARITY auction, does that mean the car is WORTH that? HOW MUCH of that selling price was due to it being a CHARITY, vs. the ACTUAL value of the car on a regular auction?
        Vintagedog
        • 11 Months Ago
        @sdgfine
        The very first production model of the much waited for Z-28? The car's value will NEVER fall below what he paid for it! Your statement simply reflects your lack of knowledge of the value of specialty cars, and the very first production z-28 certainly will always be worth it. If Rick Hendrick was willing to pay that for it, trust me, there's ALWAYS someone that will be willing to pay more! Held in original condition for 15-20 years, this car will be worth $millions!
          Timothy Tibbetts
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Vintagedog
          Millions because it was first produced? Donating to charity and being the first won't double this car in value.
      Teleny411
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ironically I'm watching Mecum and its more enjoyable to see normal people buying 90s Boxsters & Vettes & being as pleased as punch rather than the capitalist class fighting over Simon Cowell's Veyron.
        Pj Taintz
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        you know 90% of B/J are cars under 30 grand right? not a knock on mecum, awesome auction as well just sayin
          Teleny411
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Pj Taintz
          Yeah but Barrett Jackson is endless muscle cars-very little variety.
        eye.surgeon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        You've chosen an interesting hobby for someone who dislikes capitalism. Maybe there should be a socialist AutoBlog where we can admire all the awesome iron produced by socialist countries. Oh wait...
        Bill Bailey
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        And the folks at Mecum aren't "capitalists? Really you don't belong watching anything to do with cars.
          Teleny411
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Bill Bailey
          I doubt the people buying 5 grand cars & jumping for joy are Capitalists.
      Watchdog
      • 11 Months Ago
      In case you're unaware......this car tried to incorporate some of the look of the first Z28 in 1967. It was the first production car built from a CAD program. The engineering upgrades allowed this car to beat the ZR1 Corvette and the Porsches at the Nurburgring in Germany. The Z28 took records set by cars 2 or 3 times as expensive. No excuses......the numbers on the clock don't lie. The toughest road course in the world....very credible.
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