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Missed out on the limited edition Chevy Camaro Intimidator SS when it first came out? Here’s your chance to get your hands on one that’s basically new with just 48 miles on the odometer and selling for $49,900.
Only 83 of these special Camaros were made, commissioned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt and built by GMMG. The vehicle was originally owned by NASCAR president Mike Helton, where it sat peacefully for 11 years logging barely any miles on the road. The Onyx Black exterior is accented by a Silver stripe on the showroom fresh outside.
Under the hood is an LS1 V8 mated to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission packing 381-hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. GMMG fitted its Posi-traction rear end with 3.73 gears on the Intimidator SS models while suspension and handling has been upgraded thanks to double A-arm front and three-link rear suspension and Eibach springs.
The sleek Camaro rolls on 17-inch American Racing 200S wheels in a Magnetallic Gray finish wrapped with 275/40 Goodyear Eagle F1 rubber. This particular vehicle is number-43 of 83 and comes complete with the original window sticker.
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GALLERY: 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Intimidator SS
In celebrating its 100th year anniversary, Chevrolet has decided to release a video paying homage to all the special edition Camaros that have been released in the past 45 years of their flagship model’s existence. Even though the video is rather short, it does a great job showing off the special editions of Camaros made throughout its five generations.
Obviously the video is focused on the fifth generation Camaro, but it’s interesting to see how the model and its branding has evolved over the years and the role that Special Edition models have played in generating such a loyal fanbase.
Check out the video after the break.
Those fans of Transformers’ Bumblebee can now get themselves a $3,000 package to their 2012 Rally Yellow Camaros, transforming it to the movie-inspired Autobot. Available in all major markets around the world, the Transformers Special Edition Chevy Camaro will be available for order starting in July with deliveries in North America estimated to begin in September.
Clearly Chevrolet believes that the Transformers franchise has helped reintroduce the Camaro to the general public after its seven-year hiatus. And who are we to argue with its impressive sales numbers. Chevrolet claims it sold 40,275 Camaros this year, widening the gap to Ford’s Mustang, who only sold 30,206 units in the same time frame.
The Transformers Special Edition package will be available on 2LT and 2SS Rally Yellow Camaro Coupes and has several more add-ons in addition to the RS appearance package. Your personal Bumblebee replica will include black rally stripes over the hood, roof, decklid and rear spoiler to give it the infamous Bumblebee look. For wheels, black-painted 20-inchers will find their way on the Camaro with Autobot Shield logos on the center caps. Those same logos can also be seen on the front-quarter panels.
For the interior, don’t expect this Camaro to come to life and speak to you, nor will it come with Megan Fox in the passenger seat. Instead, you’ll be treated with black leather interior with yellow accents and Autobot Shield logos embroidered on the front head rests and center console lid.