14 of 36: Matt Avery Documents his 14th GMMG Widebody Camaro
Updated: Dec 8, 2022
Hot on the trail of this 4th-gen legend, the author has captured another DHS Camaro.
In his quest to see, experience, and properly document each and every widebody 4th-generation Camaro built by GMMG, including the production run of 2002 Berger Supercar Dick Harrell Edition Camaros, journalist Matt Avery has checked another one off his list, this time encountering DH #15.
The vehicle's foundation is a 2002 Camaro Z28 with T-tops and was painted in Sunset Orange Metallic. It received a Phase III engine upgrade adding an all-aluminum 427ci C5R V8 along with the optional Hurst line lock, selling for $112,024 when new.
About Matt Avery's GWC Documentation Registry
After one GM show car (which served as the inspiration for the project), just 32 Berger Supercar - Dick Harrell Edition Camaros were built: 2 prototypes followed by 30 production vehicles.
An additional four related vehicles are connected to the program: the GM show vehicle that inspired the project, the 'clay car' used to create the molds for the wide body treatment, one convertible prototype, and a third coupe prototype.
All told, they are arguably the ultimate 4th-generation Camaro, redefining the availability of showroom performance at the turn of the millennium.
CONCEPT (COUPE: PR1 & PR2)
PRODUCTION RUN (#1-30)
GM SHOW CAR**
CONCEPT (COUPE: PR3)
CLAY CAR (DC1)
CONCEPT (CONVERTIBLE: PRCV)
*Part of the heritage personality signing event taking place at GMMG
**Build completed by General Motors
Inspired to uncover and celebrate their full story, automotive historian Matt Avery has made it his mission to document each and every one, creating the most up-to-date Registry. This undertaking has taken him around the country as he captures new images along with close examinations of build practices and accompanying documentation. This run of special Camaros was commissioned by Berger Chevrolet, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with modifications and conversion work taking place at the GMMG performance shop in Marietta, Georgia. Final assembly on three vehicles (#09, #18, and #21) was completed at Berger Chevrolet. Matt's new book, Camaro: Special Editions, showcases these historic vehicles' story and features one (car #25) prominently on the cover.
His research is on-going with updates provided as they come to light.