Childress to Sell Intimidating 69 Camaro "Series 3"
A highlight on the auction block of the 2008 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event will be The Intimidator, a one-of-a-kind Richard Childress 69 Series 3 Camaro that honors the accomplishments of Childress with NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.
The 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event will be held Jan. 12-20, 2008, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Intimidator 69 Series 3 Camaro is scheduled to roll onto the main stage Jan. 19 at approximately 7 p.m. (ET). The bidding for this one-of-a-kind vehicle can be seen live on SPEED.
To pay homage to the No. 3 Chevrolet made famous by Dale Earnhardt Sr., Richard Childress joined forces with Total Performance, Inc. to build the 69 Series 3 Camaro. The car crossing the block in Scottsdale will be Serial No. 3 and the only one with the official title of The Intimidator a total of 50 69 Series 3 Camaros will be built over the next three years. The black, red and silver muscle car commemorates the dynamic relationship forged between Childress, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Earnhardt, as well as the no-nonsense, hard-working attitude that defined this special team.
"We're all excited about the opportunity to auction off The Intimidator, a very special Series 3 Camaro, said Childress, president and CEO of RCR. This car is about history and tradition, both in stock car racing and muscle car collecting. Brook Phillips and his group at Total Performance have done a fantastic job building The Intimidator and will continue their hard work and attention to detail with the rest of the 49 Series 3 Camaros scheduled to be produced. Its a great honor for us that Barrett-Jackson asked us to be a part of this years show."
The RCR Series 3 Camaro comes with two powerful engines. One is a 525-horsepower, all-aluminum, 427-cubic inch engine built by Keith Craft Motorsports which will allow the owner to enjoy the Series 3 on the street. The alternate engine is a powerhouse SB2, 603-horsepower unit tuned at the RCR engine shop and used in the No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet driven by Earnhardt in the 2000 Daytona 500. The SB-2 engine was removed from the RCR museum to be included in this commemorative package.
"This Series 3 Camaro will be the only car equipped with The Intimidator badging, making it a one-off collectible that is perfect for NASCAR fanatics who also like to drive their collector cars," said Brook Phillips, President of Total Performance, Inc.
Car sold for $575,000.00 at the Barrett-Jackson Auctions