Military Tribute 5th Gen Draws Big Bucks at Barrett-Jackson

When the gavel fell on the Military Tribute 5th Gen Camaro during the final hour of Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event, a generous internet bidder found themselves as the proud new owner of this very special 5th Gen. The winning bid brought in $175,000, and every dollar of the proceeds will be donated to the Achilles Freedom Team, a non-profit organization that helps wounded veterans rise above their injuries through athletics, and gives wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan preparation for one of the most demanding events that any athlete could ever participate in: a marathon.

The Military Tribute Camaro was commissioned by the GM Military Discount program, and the detailed air brush work was performed by award winning artist Mickey Harris. The Camaro’s murals, which were also designed by Harris, depict all 5 branches of the US armed forces. The car went on a nationwide tour of 30 military bases, and even spent some time at the Pentagon before making its way to the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.

Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing and Strategy said, “The Military Tribute Camaro was designed to honor our armed forces heroes. Now, thanks to its generous new owner, it will help our injured veterans rebuild their lives through the excellent work of the Achilles Freedom Team.”

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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