Barrett-Jackson is well known for seeing some of the hottest classic metal cross its auction block. It also has had a hand in sending off plenty of vehicles for a good cause, and the next chapter is right around the corner.
Greg Olsen, all-pro tight end for the Carolina Panthers, will be auctioning off his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible at the inaugural, Northeast Mohegan Sun auction.
“Selling a charity car is one of the most fulfilling things we do at our auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “It is something that has been an important part of our company for a very long time as we’ve helped raise nearly $90 million to date. Having an NFL star like Greg attached to this car makes it very special and I am happy he chose Barrett-Jackson to help with this cause at our inaugural Northeast Auction.”
The 1969 Camaro convertible isn’t a time capsule, but has had extensive modifications done to create a fine balance between stock looks, and aftermarket performance. It features a built Dart V8, 427 cubic-inch, small-block engine and a Tremac 5-speed manual transmission, while the exterior has been restored to factory looks.
Inside, custom upholstery along with dashboard and aftermarket instruments adorn the 1969 Camaro. Other features include aftermarket tires and billet wheels, a cowl-induction fresh-air hood, rear spoiler, body frame connectors and roll bar.
The 1969 Camaro will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation benefiting The HEARTest Yard.
“I wanted this Camaro to improve the lives of families and immediately knew that auctioning it through Barrett-Jackson would be the best way to maximize the exposure for it,” said Olsen. “The auction company is the foremost leader in the industry, and its commitment and willingness to supporting charitable causes stands out. I’m looking forward to seeing this car cross the block for charity and, having grown up in the Northeast, it’s exciting for me to be a part of Barrett-Jackson’s first event at Mohegan Sun.”
The Camaro will find a new home on June 23 during the Northeast auction, where we’re sure it will fetch a lofty sum to benefit a great cause.