It was a performance car match made in heaven, and oddly enough, this late model Camaro rekindles that lineage. It was built in 2011 on behalf of Motion’s owner, Joel Rosen, as a limited-run continuation model (one of three). Now it’s on eBay, and it’s demanding top dollar for its Baldwin-Motion provenance.
Though it does have the power to back up that asking price. During its heyday, only the nuttiest 500-horsepower customer cars were given Baldwin-Motion’s “Phase III” designation. This Camaro wears that badge proudly, and it does so while churning out 800 horsepower. The source of that punch is a weapons-grade Chevrolet LS7 V8, which sports forged pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft, and a Kenne Bell 2.8-liter supercharger, among other upgrades.
That triumphant powerplant now backs up to a Corvette ZR1 clutch and a new short-throw TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, which shotguns power to an upgraded rear axle. A coil-over suspension kit and sway bars ensure the Camaro can travel more directions than just straight, with stopping power provided by six-piston Brembo brakes at all four-corners.
This new-age Motion Camaro isn’t without its exterior mods either. The Camaro sports glistening five-spoke wheels, tweaked front and rear fascias, as well as a custom hood with a glass engine cover. Oh, it’s an engine you’ll want to ogle at.
According to the invoice, the final bill for one of these three modern Motion Camaros came to over $148,000 in 2011, built by New York’s DeNooyer Chevrolet and Redline Motorsports, with the go-ahead from Rosen. Today, it’ll take close to $200,000.