A special Military Tribute Camaro was sold to an internet bidder for $ 175,000 on Sunday during the final hour of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The money will help support the Achilles Freedom Team, which helps wounded veterans of all services overcome their injuries through athletics, including marathons.
With four members of the Achilles Freedom Team on the stage and several military personnel cheering from the audience, bidding quickly soared to six figures, then gradually climbed to the winning $ 175,000.
Before heading to Scottsdale, the car toured 30 military bases across the country, as well as the Pentagon. While introducing the 2010 Camaro SS on Sunday, award-winning artist Mickey Harris, whose airbrush designs adorn the car, joked that it was the only car that “burned rubber” in a Pentagon tunnel.
The Military Tribute Camaro was commissioned by the GM Military Discount program. It represents all five branches of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) and some of the military’s highest individual awards and current campaign medals.