• Jan 17, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the first production 2010 Chevrolet Camaro


One of the most highly anticipated vehicles to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson this year was the first 2010 Chevy Camaro. There are very few instant classics these days, and this is one of them. There's still a month before actual series production of the car is slated to begin, but the winning bidder claimed the right to the very first retail production car that can be ordered in any color and with any options he chooses. Last year, it took exactly one-million dollars to win the hotly contested rights to the first 2009 Corvette ZR1, and this year $350,000 claimed the first edition of the newly-revived Camaro. Just as with last year's ZR1, all proceeds from this Camaro's sale will benefit the American Heart Association, which means that anything over the car's MSRP will be tax deductible by the winning bidder. See the car's official auction description after the break.


Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

First Retail Production 2010 Chevrolet Camaro:

One very passionate Camaro enthusiast at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction will come away with the keys to the first regular retail production-built unit of Chevy's all-new, 21st Century Sports Car. This first Camaro built for regular retail production will have a VIN ending with #100001. Chevrolet ceased production of the fourth-generation of their vaunted sports car in 2002. Four years later, Camaro appeared as a surprise concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new production Camaro remains steadfastly true to that concept, with an eye-catching design reminiscent of the storied 1969 Camaro, but equipped with modern technology and a GM-estimated 27 MPG highway when equipped with the available V6 engine. Importantly, the winning bidder will have the ability to spec and order their Camaro to their liking, choosing from several colors, V6 or V8 engines, a manual or automatic transmission, and various trim packages and free-flow options. The vehicle will be built on the first day of retail production -- scheduled for early 2009. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Heart Association, a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." The association's impact goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. Please join GM, Chevrolet, Barrett-Jackson and the American Heart Association in pursuit of this very worthwhile effort, and be the first to own Chevy's 21st Century Sports Car, the 2010 Chevy Camaro.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey if you get a minute check out http://www.camaroVSmustang.com it's a race of votes for the #1 Muscle Car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Our TARP money is going to pay for a car to be given away. I just love this country.
        • 6 Years Ago
        These companies shouldn't be allowed to advertise. That's crazy.

        Next thing we'll learn is that they are letting them refill the toilet paper in the bathroom stalls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow that is a lot of money. Dare I say money well spent.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you should work for GM

        seems like you are on the same wavelength as their CEOs
        • 6 Years Ago
        Money well spent on what?
        • 6 Years Ago
        With an income to make take advantage of the tax deduction... this is an amazing investment. Lets say the MSRP is $40,000 in 20 years this thing will be worth over $200,000 for sure...

        • 6 Years Ago
        And a kick-ass car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        a good cause
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mazda wanted their wheel back!
      • 6 Years Ago
      What none of you are understanding is that RICK HENDRICK bought the car. Google him. He's a MULTI-millionaire and no to mention he's Jeff Gordon and Dale Jr.s team owner and has been under the Chevy umbrella for DECADES. He could get the General to build him anything he wants. Last night he donated about $600,000 to the charity auctions. I'm sure he could care less about the "return" on the first production Camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the car is great i sat in a prototype,i just like to say.bring it on with those imports.and you wil only see my tail lights. good day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No mention that Rick Hendrick was the winning bidder?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hard to believe that is the first production Camaro. The design looks old because it's been so many years sence we first saw it. I have to ask, is it scheduled for a redesign yet?
      • 6 Years Ago
      if the camaro somehow got canceled (which is unlikely), then this bastard is lucky lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree this muscle car craziness is just silly. I love the past as much as the next guy but a bunch of boomers spending all this money on a new chevy is just retarded.

      Wait until next week when the first of 1001 "unique" models come out just like all the silly mustang versions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car looks stunning in silver. The LED halo-rings look awesome; just as cool if not cooler than an A5's LED's.
        • 6 Years Ago
        BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ASSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now when I click on the pictures on Autopblog, Symantac tells me to exit, it is not a safe site, why. It tells me to click on a link explaining pishing, this has been happening for about a week or more. Has something changed, Is anyone else having this problem?
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