First example of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is going under the hammer image

For those looking to secure early a possible collector’s item, Barrett-Jackson is hooking you up to the first-ever retail production Camaro ZL1 1LE this week.

During an auction on April 7, 2017, at the Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach event somebody will write a fat check to have this particular pristine example – and best of all, the entire proceeds will benefit United Way, an Alexandria, Virginia-based nonprofit organization focused on education, income, as well as health. The buyer should expect a hefty paycheck to be signed when the event is over – for example the first retail production NSX for the 2017 model year was acquire by Rick Hendrick for $1.2 million.

The ZL1 1LE is today’s best Camaro – getting Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires, weight-saving ideas and better aerodynamics, as well as Multimatic DSSV dampers at the front and rear. This helped the car do a three-second faster lap around GM’s 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. The upgrades didn’t touch the traditional LT4 V8 with a supercharger, still good for a supercar-ready 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. One minor detail – the owner needs to know his or her way around a stick – the Camaro ZL1 1LE is available exclusively with rear-wheel drive and a classic, fan-loved six speed manual gearbox.