Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation

Greg Olsen’s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro auctioned for $100K for charity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UPDATE: Greg Olsen’s 1969 Chevy Camaro just bought by Rick Hendrick for $100 k at Thursday’s Barrett-Jackson auction. All proceeds went to Olsen’s foundation.

Barrett-Jackson will auction a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible owned by Panthers All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen for charity at its upcoming inaugural Northeast Auction.

The car will be auctioned on June 23 with all the cash it fetches going directly 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 features a professionally built engine, transmission and undercarriage using after-market components throughout. It is powered by a built Dart V8, 427ci small-block engine and a Tremac 5-speed manual transmission.

The body, paint and trim have been professionally restored, and the interior features custom upholstery along with dashboard and aftermarket instruments. Other features include aftermarket tires and billet wheels, a cowl-induction fresh-air hood, rear spoiler, body frame connectors and roll bar.

“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 auction takes place June 23-25 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and will be broadcast live on Velocity and Discovery Channel.

For more information on becoming a bidder, click here.