DETROIT, – The first 45th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, VIN 001, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson 10th Annual Florida Auction on Friday, April 6. Chevrolet Motor Division donated the collectable car and all proceeds will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute – one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country.

The 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro Convertible is the first of the 2012 model year production and has a 6.2L V8 engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s  finished with a carbon flash metallic exterior with a unique hood stripe, and a jet black leather interior with white accents on the instrument panel and door inserts. The Barrett-Jackson auction will take place in Palm Beach at the South Florida fairgrounds. Those unable to attend can bid on this exciting vehicle by visiting

The Barrett-Jackson auction is an example of General Motors commitment to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and its celebration of the organization’s 30th Annual Dinner this year, a milestone in fundraising for cancer patients and cutting-edge research.

The Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 30th Annual Dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, at the General Motors Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, Mich. The GM Foundation has generously donated $400,000 to cancer research this year, bringing GM and the GM Foundation’s total support of Karmanos to almost $6 million over the past 15 years.

“It’s absolutely astounding the commitment that this one company has shown to Karmanos’ patients and the brilliant work that our scientific researchers do each day to find a cure for this terrible disease,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos. “Thanks to all of our supporters, we are developing the next standard of cancer care that will be used around the world.”

For information on the Barrett-Jackson auction visit  For information on Karmanos’ Annual Dinner or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lisa Koltunchik at (313) 576-8106 or You can also visit for additional information or to make a reservation online.


2012 Chevrolet Camaro 45th Anniversary Special Edition

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 45th Anniversary Special Edition

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