General Motors and Hurst Performance have a long and healthy relationship dating back to the 1960s, beginning with the inclusion of Hurst shifters in GM products like the Oldsmobile 442. Hurst also held an annual contest that selected one Linda Vaughn to serve as their spokesperson in 1966, and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter would go on to have a long and storied career hawking their parts all over America.
To celebrate this legendary partnership, Vaughn’s longtime friend Jack “Doc” Watson commissioned a line of limited edition “LV-1” Camaros, reports Edmunds. The first two of these special Camaros, a coupe and a convertible, will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale in January.
GM got involved with Hurst when executives at the Oldsmobile division launched the Hurst/Olds 442 in 1968. They danced around corporate policy that frowned on such prominent cooperation with outside suppliers and created a big hit that kicked off several decades of partnerships that continue today.
Linda Vaughn, who won beauty pageants from an early age, was the spokesperson for Hurst and became known as the “First Lady of Racing” for her work at many motorsports events from coast-to-coast.
Just 500 LV-1 Camaros will be built, 400 coupes and 100 convertibles, with half being painted white and gold, the rest wearing black and, you guessed it, gold. No word on pricing, but for the many millions of Linda Vaughn fans in America and beyond, it’s the ultimate tribute to a woman who once added a whole lotta sexy to the world of racing.