2024 Chevy Camaro Wraps With Blacked-Out Collector's Edition

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

With the sixth-generation Camaro rounding out its final model year, Chevrolet has released the obligatory commemorative variant. The 2024 Chevy Camaro Collector’s Edition is effectively a blacked-out coupe whose real value lies in the prospect of it being extra valuable decades later due to its limited nature. 


Though that’s not to suggest buying one new will be a bargain. The appearance package costs between five and six grand when added to most versions of the Camaro and a whopping $14,995 if you were hoping to get a supercharged ZL1 — which is limited to just 350 examples. 


Tragically, the pricey ZL1 will also be the one yielding the highest prices at auction when your children ultimately decide to sell it after you’ve passed and be subject to luxurious dealer markups when you’re trying to order it today. 


Meanwhile, those with shallower pockets will be spending an additional $4,995 for the 1LT, $5,495 for the LT1, and $5,995 for the 1SS. 


For the money, you’ll receive Panther Black metallic paint, even blacker striping, a set of unique 20-inch black wheels, the 1LE performance package’s front splitter, and a rear spoiler from the ZL1. Panther-themed graphics will also supplant traditional Camaro badges in select portions of the vehicle as a way to acknowledge the coupe’s pre-production code name from the 1960s. 


There are a few other bits and bobs, like commemorative floor mats that you’ll definitely want to hold onto if this is to become an investment vehicle. But it’s pretty much the same across the board unless you option a convertible (which ditches the rear spoiler) or splurge on the supercharged Collector’s Edition.


The ZL1 comes with Panther Matte Black paint and a special badge with a serial number determining which of the 350 models Chevy built you ended up with. You also get a matching watch that probably isn’t worth $14,995. 


Those interested in buying the Collector's Edition should not that it requires adding the RS package to the 1LT and LT1. That should put you at $39,440 for the 1LT Collector's Edition, $47,385 for the LT1 Collector's Edition, $49,890 for the 1SS Collector's Edition, and a steep $89,990 for the ZL1 Collector's Edition. 


However, all versions of the car are technically more expensive for the 2024 model year as General Motors has elected to drop the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four base engine. After 2023, there’s no such thing as a Camaro MSRP below $30,000. The new base unit will be the 335-hp 3.6-liter V6, meaning the most affordable version of the car should retail at around $33,000. 


General Motors has said that orders for the 2024 model will open on June 15th. But I would start talking to somebody today if you’re hoping to get the ZL1 Collector’s Edition.

[Images: General Motors]

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Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • Cprescott Cprescott on Jun 06, 2023

    I can't believe how GM ruined the Camaro with this putrid platform. Cramped, awful interiors and visibility with exterior changes that became even uglier and tacky. Heir Yutz is so proud of it too! The only vehicle in modern history to take so long from concept to production other than the Ford Bronco. It seems it was announced for four years before we saw the hideous work in production.

  • Xidex Xidex on Jun 06, 2023

    I will have to say, I do not like Camaro's especially the latest ones, but that is one sweet looking car !

  • El scotto The days of "Be American, buy America" are long gone. Then there's the mental gymnastics of "is a Subaru made in Lafayette, IN more American than something from gm or Ford made in Mexico?" Lastly, it gets down to people's wallets; something cheap on Amazon or Temu will outsell its costlier American-made item. Price not Patriotism sells most items. One caveat: any US candidate should have all of his/her goods made in the USA.
  • FreedMike Well, here's my roster of car purchases since 1981: Three VWsTwo Mazdas (one being a Mercury Tracer, full disclosure)One AudiOne FordOne BuickOne HondaOne Volvo I think I hear Lee Greenwood in the background... In all seriousness, I'd have bought more American cars had they made more of the kinds of cars I like (smaller, performance-oriented).
  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X I'll gladly support the least "woke" and the most Japanese auto company out there.
  • Jmo2 I just got an email from the dealership where I bought my car and it looks like everything has $5k on the hood.
  • Lou_BC I suspect that since the global pandemic, dealerships have preferred to stay with the "if you want it, we will order it" business model. They just need some demo models on hand and some shiny bits to catch the impulse buyer. Profits are higher and risks lower this way.
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