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Yesterday we told you about the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 hitting the auction stage at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas, NV. Today, we are reporting on its outcome.
This very special 2012 Camaro, which will be the 69th ZL1 made, to commemorate the 1969 ZL1, sold for $250,000. That is probably over four-times as much as what the MSRP will be for this car.
However, the premium price is for a very worthy cause. All the money, and we do mean 100% of it, will be going to the YMCA of Southern Nevada.
The buyer for this car is none other than car dealership mogul and NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner Rick Hendricks. Previously, Hendricks was also the winning bidder for the very first Corvette ZR-1, the very first of the new generation Camaro’s, and the very first Volt plug-in hybrid.
He will receive his Carbon Flash Metallic ZL1 in the first quarter of 2012.
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Bob McDorman has been a Chevrolet dealer for more than four decades, building his franchise into one of the most prominent in the United States.
Not only is that impressive in itself, but so was the collection of cars he amassed, some 150 prime machines, including a fistful of Corvettes (Bill and Florence Knudsen’s one-off Sting Rays, plus another experimental ’64 owned by Bill Mitchell, among other things).
However, on November 6th, through Mecum Auctions, McDorman elected to off-load his collection, during a one-day auction that took place on the site of his dealership. Eager bidders from around the country and abroad, flocked to the event and at one point some 1,100 viewers tuned in to watch it on a live webcast. By the time the gavel fell for the last time, the collection had generated $7 million in total sales. Hit the jump for a list of the top 10 cars that were auctioned off and the amount for which each was sold (naturally the list includes the unique Knudsen and Mitchell Sting Rays).