Camaro Convertible Raises $205,000 for Nevada Charity

By Auto News Log • September 28th, 2010

LAS VEGAS – The production model is yet to be released, but the promise of the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible raised $205,000 for a local Nevada charity at last weekend’s Barrett-Jackson Auction.

The car on the block was the Camaro Convertible Concept that has traveled the world’s auto shows. It served as a proxy for the second production model to be built next year. The first production model will be used for historical purposes.

The production version will make its debut later this fall, prior to start of production in early 2011.

Chevrolet partnered with Greg Heinrich, owner of Fairway Chevrolet in Las Vegas, and 100 percent of proceeds from the winning bid are earmarked for the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

Several of the auction top-selling lots on Friday were Chevrolets, including several Camaros.

About Chevrolet

Chevrolet is a global automotive brand, with annual sales of about 3.5 million vehicles in more than 130 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. In the U.S., the Chevrolet portfolio includes: iconic performance cars, such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long lasting pickups and SUVs, such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers, such as Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers “gas-friendly” solutions, such as the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model that is expected to deliver up to an estimated 40 mpg highway, and 2011 Chevrolet Volt that will offer up to 40 miles of electric driving and an additional 300 miles of extended range with the onboard generator (based on GM testing). Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security, and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models, fuel solutions, and OnStar availability can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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