The 2010 model year brought the return of the Camaro after a 8 year hiatus. With it came attractive retro styling, burly driving dynamics, and eventually, world-beating capabilities on the high-end models. Ultimately, the fifth-generation Camaro was a huge sales success, meaning there’s plenty on the second hand market to choose from. But what if a regular Camaro SS isn’t enough for you? And a Camaro Z/28 a bit too well known? This 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hendrick Motorsport Edition (HME) could be just what you’re looking for.
Listed for sale with Mecum Auctions, this Camaro HME is incredibly rare, with just 35 made. And this one in particular is the first one built for sale. Adding to its collectable appeal is the low milage of this example, at 4,970 miles. Rick Hendrick Motorsports touched the car up quite a bit from stock, and there’s plenty of modifications worth mentioning.
Under the hood is a 588 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque supercharged LS3 V8. That’s a sizable gain over the standard 426 hp. A six-speed manual transmission with a Hurst short throw shifter sends that power to the rear wheels. In addition, a carbon fiber intake tube and stainless steel performance exhaust round off the powertrain modifications.
Rick Hendrick Motorsports also improved the handling. For starters, there’s coilover suspension, Brembo brakes and widened alloy wheels. From there, the body work had some thorough changes as well. The front and rear spoilers, made from carbon fiber, help increase downforce and grip, while also delivering a menacing, unique appearance.
Throughout the car, there are lots of styling details that make this Camaro SS HME so special. The bodywork and wheels are most obvious, but look closely and you’ll see the orange hood stripes and badges. There are also HP logos dotted around the car, for Hendrick Performance.
The inside also has some nice touches. On the dash, there’s a plaque with the No. 001 serial number and Rick Henderson’s signature, and his name is also found on the headrests. All things considered, the fifth-gen Camaro interior doesn’t look too dated in good condition with red leather.
The Chevrolet Camaro SS HME will go across the auction block at Mecum’s Indianapolis 2020 auction in late June. Right now, Mecum doesn’t say anything about Coronavirus affecting it, but there is a good chance it will go online. If you want it, be ready to bid away, and probably bid high.