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Friday’s Barrett-Jackson Auction saw the very first 45th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Camaro Convertible sold. The car brought in $150,000, which will be donated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
While a regular 45th Anniversary Package is just a $1,375 add-on for most Camaros, this auction was not for just any old Camaro with the package. The vehicle sold during the auction had the VIN #001.
The 45th Anniversary Package includes a special Carbon Flash Metallic paint, along with 20-inch wheels, a unique stripe package, a custom interior with black and red leather seats, custom fog lights, taillights, and 45th Anniversary badging.
2003 Mustang GT Coupe and Convertible Concept Cars Also Hit the Block
The upcoming Palm-Beach Barrett-Jackson auction will once again feature a a few quality collectibles from the Ford Motor Company, including a 2010 Ford Shelby GT500, as well as the 2003 Mustang GT Coupe and Convertible Concept cars. The proceeds from the sales of all three cars at the annual Palm-Beach auction will be donated to two charities with sale of the Shelby GT500 helping The Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation and the sale of the concept cars helping the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
“During the last three years, Ford and Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $2 million for charity through the auction of Ford vehicles,” noted Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company’s president, The Americas. “Ford and Barrett-Jackson will continue this important tradition at this year’s Palm Beach auction. The winning bidders for these fantastic Mustangs will be contributing to worthy causes while purchasing automotive history.”
The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 will be auctioned off in Kona Blue with white stripes, as chosen by Carroll Shelby.
As for the other two models, the Redline Red Metallic Ford Mustang GT Convertible Concept is a real eye-catcher with 20-inch wheels and Brembo brakes. It also features red and charcoal leather with 4-point racing harnesses, watch-style instruments and a billet-aluminum shifter for the 5-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle, it should be noted, is actually based on the Ford Thunderbird rear-wheel drive architecture.
The final model is the Tungsten Silver Ford Mustang GT Coupe Concept, with a glass roof and red and black leather inside. Under the hood is a 400hp superchared 4.6-liter V8.
The Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson auction takes place from April 9th to 11th.
GALLERY: 2003 Mustang Coupe & Convertible Concept Cars
More on Mustangs up to Auction at Palm-Beach the after the jump: