Chevy has announced the donation of Camaro number three, an SS model, to the Detroit-based College of Creative Studies, who will then auction the vehicle on eBay beginning this weekend. The rights to the vehicle, anyway: Since Camaro production doesn't begin until February, CCS is basically auctioning the opportunity to purchase the car. On the plus side, the winning bidder will get to choose their own options, color and interior trim, so not only will they get the third Camaro, but they'll get it the way they want it. Contest announcement and details below the jump.
Dear Chevrolet Dealers: Design. It is the number one reason people purchase a sports car. It is the reason the Camaro concept was a smash hit. And it will be one of the primary reasons the 2010 Camaro will be such a success starting in 2009. To honor its design, Chevrolet has provided Detroit’s own College for Creative Studies (CCS) the opportunity to purchase the third 2010 Camaro model produced when regular production starts in early 2009 (currently scheduled for February 16, 2009). In turn, CCS will auction this very special model as part of its primary fundraising event – the Detroit International Wine Auction. Starting October 15, 2008 at 9 p.m., CCS will list their Camaro on Ebay. The auction will run until Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 9 p.m. The model is a 2010 Camaro SS featuring 6.2L V8 engine with over 400 horsepower and a GM estimated 23 MPG highway (official EPA ratings will be released closer to the start of production in early 2009). The winning bidder will have the option of adding factory installed optional equipment and selecting the exterior color and interior trim. Located in midtown Detroit, the College for Creative Studies is a world leader in art and design education. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,300 students pursuing various Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees including Product Design and Transportation Design. Many members of GM Design are alumni of CCS. Last year, the Detroit International Wine Auction (DIWA) raised $1.4 million with the proceeds underwriting undergraduate scholarships and high-quality art and design education programs to high-risk Detroit Youth. 98 percent of CCS students received some form of financial assistance and over 3,000 Detroit youth participated in CCS’s community outreach programs. CCS is deeply grateful to Chevrolet and General Motors for the opportunity to both honor Camaros beautiful design and their investment in our future designers. If you are interested in attaining the certified third Camaro model produced when regular production starts, you are encouraged to visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/diwa and click on the Ebay link to register and come back at 9 p.m. on October 15 to begin bidding. Please call the College at 313.664.7464 with any questions. Hurry, the auction ends 9:00 p.m. Saturday October 25, 2008. Nina K. Holden Vice President for Institutional Advancement College for Creative Studies[GM]