The first Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was sold for $250,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Yahoo! Autos reported that this most powerful version of the Chevy muscle car will hit showrooms early next year, but at a more affordable price. It is anticipated that that price will be about $50,000.

The first retail Camaro ZL1, which was offered by a Sin City dealer, was used to raise money for the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

Rick Hendricks, owner of Hendricks Motorsports and chairman of the Hendricks Automotive Group, walked away with ownership of the new Camaro, which will be delivered sometime in the first quarter of 2012.

Yahoo! Autos reported that the Camaro ZL1 Hendricks will get is the only one produced with a Carbon Flash Metallic exterior, and will be the 69th Camaro ZL1 off the line at the Oshawa Assembly Plant, in tribute to the legendary 1969 Camaro ZL1. Only 69 of those were produced also.

Hendricks car will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox, though it will also be offered with a 6-speed automatic, according to Yahoo! Autos.

Our family has been involved with the YMCA for more than 25 years, Greg Heinrich, president of Fairway Chevrolet, told Yahoo! Sports in why the car was put up for auction.

Check out what a Camaro ZL1 looks like in the slideshow ahead.