- Chevrolet Performance will offer a limited number of Camaro rolling chassis, certified for drag racing by the NHRA.
- The price of the race-ready chassis will be $55,000, and sales begin Thursday at noon EST.
- Each specially numbered chassis will be hand-assembled at the same plant that makes Chevy's COPO Camaro production racecars.
DETROIT — Chevrolet Performance will offer a limited number of Camaro rolling chassis, certified for drag racing by the NHRA, for $55,000. Sales begin Thursday, March 28, at noon EST.
Jim Campbell, GM's U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said: "This is a great opportunity to buy a factory-built foundation for a competitive Camaro racecar, saving racers the time of building their own from the ground up and offering them the opportunity to compete with a piece of Chevrolet history, because we're only going to build a few of them."
The price will include NHRA-approved safety equipment, racing chassis, suspension components, brakes, and solid rear axle. The package also features racing seats, switch panel, Bogart racing wheels, and Hoosier tires.
All the cars will be painted Summit White, with a production Camaro hood and SS grille, standard window glass, lights, instrument panel, steering wheel, door panels, headliner, carpeting, and basic body and chassis wiring.
Not included are items like the engine and transmission, engine mounts, air intake system, coolant hoses, exhaust system, and driveshaft. Customers can complete the car with their own components or buy compatible parts from Chevrolet Performance.
GM says various high-performance power plants can be purchased from Chevrolet Performance, including a 350-cubic-inch engine rated at 325 horsepower, a 396 with 375 hp, and a 427 with 425 hp. Also available are supercharged crate engines, like a 327-cubic-incher with a 2.9-liter supercharger and a 327 with a 4.0-liter supercharger.
Click here to see the Chevrolet Performance catalog.
Each rolling chassis will be hand-assembled at the same plant in Oshawa, Ontario, that builds Chevrolet's COPO Camaro production racecars. Although each will have a unique serial number, none of the chassis will carry vehicle identification numbers, so they can't be titled or licensed for street use.
To order yours today, call 1-800-306-3005. GM says customers will be sent a purchase certificate, which can then be taken to a local Chevy dealership where the sale can be completed. Final delivery must be taken in the Detroit area.
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