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Last May, Chevrolet debuted its 45th Anniversary Camaro, offering the package to any 2LT or 2SS trim level coupe or convertible. However, the first 45th Anniversary Camaro Convertible is a different story. For that, head down to Palm Beach, Fla. on April 6 for the Barrett-Jackson Auction.
All proceeds from the sale of the 45th Anniversary Camaro Convertible will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The 45th Anniversary package comes with Carbon Flash Metallic paint, 20-inch wheels, unique stripe package, custom interior with black and red leather seats, custom fog lights, taillights, and 45th Anniversary badging.
Purchased separately, the package is priced at $1,375, which isn’t bad considering what you get.
That price is sure not to apply to the 2SS 45th Anniversary Camaro Convertible, which is one-of-a-kind with VIN 001 sporting the 6.2L V8 with a six-speed manual transmission. Those that can’t attend the event in Florida may also bid online.
GALLERY: 45th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
A special edition Chevrolet Camaro has been announced to celebrate the car’s 45th anniversary. Available as a 2012 model, the Camaro will sport a graphics package featuring a red stripe, unique badging and 20-inch wheels. In addition, aesthetic upgrades include lighting modifications with dark silver trim on the foglights and taillight bezels. Horsepower will also be increased to feature 323-hp, 11 more than last year’s 3.6L V6. That extra output comes from a new LSX engine that is also 20 lbs lighter than its predecessor – and the Camaro could certainly use the diet.
On the inside, the Camaro will feature Jet Black leather interior accented with red, white and blue stitching. A 45th anniversary logo can also be seen, which is a nice and tasteful feature. The gauge cluster also sports special white gauges.
In addition, for 2012 GM is also offering an FE4 suspension package for the SS Coupe. The package includes dampers for each corner, 23-mm front sway bar and 24-mm rear sway bar. Plus, 20-inch wheels will also be available for SS owners.
Pricing has yet to be announced for the special edition Camaro.