The very first 45th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, VIN 001, was sold for $150,000 at the Barrett-Jackson 10th Annual Florida Auction that took place earlier this month.

That might seem like a lot for what’s normally a $1,375 premium over the asking price of a 2012 Camaro coupe or convertible in 2LT or 2SS trim, but there was one very good reason the buyer offered so much.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Chevrolet donated the 45th Anniversary Camaro Convertible, which was fitted with a 6.2-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Being a 45th Anniversary Camaro, the car also featured several additions not found on regular Camaros including: unique hood and deck stripes; badges on the front fenders; 20-inch dark silver wheels; dark silver trim around the fog and tail lights; a Jet Black interior with leather-trimmed seats bearing the 45h Anniversary logo; white instrument panel and door trim inserts; red, white, and blue stitching throughout the cabin; and a unique steering wheel and sill plates with more 45th Anniversary logos.

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will also be holding a fundraising dinner at the end of this month, which will see a one-of-a-kind 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport offered to attendees. We suspect that the Corvette may fetch even more than the 45th Anniversary Camaro Convertible considering a previous ‘Vette at a charity auction managed to raise a staggering $600,000.