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Carolina Panthers' player to sell 1969 Camaro at CT casino for charity

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The interior of Greg Olsen's Camero. (Mohegan Sun photo) The interior of Greg Olsen's Camero. (Mohegan Sun photo)

A 1969 Chevrolet Camero Convertible owned by an all-pro tight end from the Carolina Panthers is set to be auctioned at Mohegan Sun Casino next month.

Greg Olsen's car will be for sale on June 23 and June 24 and proceeds from it will go toward Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, which benefits The HEARTest Yard charity.

Officials said 100 percent of the hammer price will go to the charity.

The event is being put on through the Barrett-Jackson inaugural northeast auction, which will be broadcast live on Velocity and Discovery Channel.

“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,” Olsen said. “The auction company is the foremost leader in the industry, and its commitment and willingness to support 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 Camero has professionally built engine, transmission and undercarriage with after-market components. It has a Dart V8, 427ci small-block engine and a Tremac 5-speed manual transmission. The body, paint and trim were 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.”

For information on becoming a bidder, head to Barrett-Jackson's website here.

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