ONLY 66K ORIGINAL MILES, A/C SERVICED, ORIGINAL PAINT & INTERIOR IN GREAT SHAPE
If you're of a certain age, say closer to 40 than 30, cars like this 1983 Camaro Z/28 are the vehicles of your childhood. This is the same market force driving the values in earlier muscle cars, and the day is probably not far off when these, too, will be highly sought collectibles. With good performance and handsome good, this is a car that can easily be enjoyed without worries about depreciation.
This Z/28 is still wearing its original paint and it shows very well today. The Z/28 was the top-of-the-line Camaro in '83, and these were the days when ground effects and stripes were the height of muscle car fashion. In fact, the Z/28 had extended and redesigned ground effects, a new hood, new taillights, and a new rear bumper to accommodate the valances. The NACA-style hood ducts aren't functional but they sure look cool, while the taillights were tri-colored to showcase a more European influence. Contrasting lower body stripes on the Z/28 accentuated its long, low profile and separated the bodywork from the urethane ground effects. Well-preserved originals like this aren't easy to find given the way they were driven when they were new, but on this one the decals are correct and the Z/28 badges on the rockers and tail look right. Wax it up and hit the road, and watch how many appreciative glances you get along the way.
The interior is 100% original, and is remarkably well-preserved for being more than 30 years old. The gray upholstery is still excellent, without any no rips, tears, or other noteworthy damage and the foam underneath is still firm. Z/28s usually came loaded from the factory, and this one includes things like functional A/C, cruise control, a tilt wheel, and a decent AM/FM/cassette stereo system. Fortunately, a console was standard equipment, unlike the good old bad old days when even the basics were extra cost, and there's a full array of interesting gauges with dual needles separating MPH and KPH. Under the hatch there's a nicely preserved trunk with original carpets and very little fading.
There's no way anyone can complain about the engine, however. The 305 cubic inch V8 was the last hurrah of carburetion before the widespread adoption of fuel injection across the line. For old school guys, it meant the end of an era, and today it means that there's a vast, vast array of go-fast parts available that literally bolt right on and work perfectly. Virtually indestructible, these engines deliver solid torque numbers that move the relatively light Camaro with ease, and rumble with that typical American V8 sound. Gear swaps are handled by GM's reliable 700R4 4-speed automatic driving a set of 3.08 gears out back, which make the Z/28 a comfortable high-speed cruiser. Unlike its Mustang competition, the Camaro received better brakes and a more sophisticated torque arm suspension that made it one of the best handling cars of the era. Wheels are truly well preserved Camaro 5-spoke alloys wearing 215/65/15 Firestone Firehawk radials.
Clean 3rd generation Camaros are becoming increasingly difficult to find, which isn't hard to understand. They were often ridden hard and put to bed wet, and more than a few died at the hands of enthusiastic young owners. Get in, turn the key, and I can almost guarantee you'll feel like you're 16 years old all over again. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Cruise Control
- Front Disc Brakes
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Original Warranty Card
- Owner's Manual
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