• Jan 22nd 2011 at 8:50PM
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2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car at Barrett-Jackson – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chevrolet is taking to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale stage to auction off a special drop-top. The first of 50 limited-edition cars, this 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car will cross the stage before heading to lead the field at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

The orange and white color combination matches that of the Indy-fied 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, which has since become a collectors item of its own. As far as we know, the Camaro 'Vert will be a 2012 model, but everything here at Barrett-Jackson is listing this as a 2011.

Proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition Camaro will go the David Foster Foundation, which supports families with children in need of live-saving organ transplants. Charity cars have gone through the roof at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson auction and we would expect nothing different from this one.

The Camaro Convertible doesn't have an official listing page, as it was something of a surprise for bidders, but you can watch Speed's live online coverage here. Are you playing Speed's Online Fantasy Bid Game? If not, test your auction pricing mettle by guessing what a series of featured vehicles will end up bringing at the auction block – you could end up winning a prize, like an Apple iPad. Enjoy!

*Update: The final gavel price? $225,000. Click past the jump to watch this Camaro cross the auction block.

Photos copyright 2011 Jeff Glucker and Jeremy Korzeniewski/AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago

      I'm aware its not a NASCAR event. My comment is in reference to SPEED being a 95% NASCAR coverage network (sadly)

      Anyone else confused as to why the stripes are not Orange like the original?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I still wouldn't buy this. It looks too much like the 80s version, ya know the one white trash drives as their mobile meth lab... Yeah I went there.
        • 4 Years Ago
        , and apparently still uses it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As for whether it's a 2011 or 2012, a VIN number would help solve that.

      I don't imagine this car will ever get driven much on the road, but those taillight lenses appear orange. In which case I can't believe this car is road legal.

      I like the car, though having seen one of the convertibles at the local auto show, I'm not sure I like the hump that the folded top creates. Kinda like a rounded hill between the trunk and rear seats. Also don't care for the shark fin antenna either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it wrong that I'm more interested in the Seville in the background?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess that is orange. Looks red in both these pics and on TV.
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