Barrett-Jackson unveiled two custom LV-1 Camaros at the 2013 SEMA show on Wednesday, named after female motorsports legend Linda Vaughn. The 2014 Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaro is the brainchild of Jack “Doc” Watson, the celebrated developer responsible for the first Hurst/Oldsmobile in 1968.
Watson’s tribute to his 50 years of friendship with Vaughn inspired this limited-production run of 500 custom LV-1 Camaros, which will be available only in Hurst/Oldsmobile color themes. 400 coupes, 200 in white and gold, 200 in black and gold, will be produced, along with 100 convertibles, with 50 version in white and gold and 50 in black and gold. Hurst, however, was not involved in the development of this project.
During the unveiling at the 2013 SEMA show, Barrett-Jackson also announced that the first two production 2014 Linda Vaughn LV-1 Camaros will be auctioned off at the 43rd annual Scottsdale auction this January.
“Each year SEMA brings together the best of the best in the automotive industry and we were honored to unveil this incredible car with such a legendary duo as Doc Watson and Linda Vaughn,” said Barrett-Jackson CEO and chairman Craig Jackson. “We continue to raise the bar in our charitable efforts and can’t wait to see what the Camaros will bring as they cross the block in Scottsdale for a wonderful cause.”
Money raised in the auction will benefit Dreamakers, a non-profit organization that fundraises for charities through automotive-related marketing and product development. Dreamakers will direct funds to IKAN, the International Kids Alliance Network, which supports new teaching tools for children and fights illiteracy.
Be sure to check out Barrett-Jackson’s auction in January to see where these 500 LV-1 Camaros end up, and be sure to bring your checkbook if you plan to bring one home.