Camaro Z/28 Twin Turbo
LS1 V8 TWIN TURBO, 6 SPEED MANUAL, LOADED, UPGRADED SUSP, CLUTCH, EXHAUST, ETC
For this price, you'd figure that you could get a pretty nice Z/28 convertible, right? Well, with this 2000 Camaro Z/28 ragtop, you also get low mileage twin-turbocharged horsepower, making it one heck of a bargain. The subtle silver paint certainly helps, but this is the kind of car that catches everyone sleeping and absolutely astounds them with its performance.
The late fourth generation Camaros were actually pretty polished cars, with an upscale look that was worlds ahead of their bargain-priced performance reputation, and the Z/28 was still the king of the hill in terms of performance. This one shows just 36,425 original miles, and the bodywork is every bit as nice as you'd expect. The paint is quite nice, having been buffed and waxed on a regular basis and by 2000, GM had their paint facilities pretty well dialed-in, so the finish looks great even 15 years later. Of course, you already know that this one has always been a fair-weather driver and never used as daily transportation, and that certainly helps. Things like the chin spoiler, rocker panels, and the hood are all in very good condition with only minor signs of use. Like I said, finding a clean Z/28 at this price is a real score, but this one, well, it offers just a little extra.
Like the exterior, the interior is pretty stock, and even with a serious horsepower injection, big modifications weren't necessary here. The high-back buckets still hold you in place and while the driver's seat shows a bit of minor use, everything's in remarkably good shape. Power everything was part of the Z/28 package, so you get power windows, locks, and seats, cruise control, and a fully functional A/C system, all of which is pretty remarkable considering how packed the engine bay is now. For a convertible the soft parts are in excellent shape with no fading or dried-out plastic parts, and the leather-wrapped wheel is easy to grab. A full complement of factory gauges monitor the basics, along with a set of Auto Meter dials on the A-pillar to monitor boost and exhaust gas temperatures, critical for getting the tune just right. Of course, there's a nice-fitting black canvas convertible top that disappears at the touch of a button and while it's not much, there's a trunk out back that'll carry a weekend's worth of luggage.
OK, the real deal here is the boosted LS1 powerplant. Sporting a pair of intercooled turbos from INCON, it makes substantially more than the factory-rated 305 horsepower and seemingly endless reserves of torque. The plumbing is remarkably compact, with two new Garrett ball-bearing turbochargers nestled close to the block and fed by a dedicated oil pump system. Upgraded fuel injectors, a 3-inch exhaust system, oversized fuel pump, and a set of custom down pipes, it's remarkable docile and incredibly savage at the same time. The 6-speed manual is upgraded with a Spec 1 clutch, but the rest of the factory driveline is more than up to the challenge of turning all that power into acceleration. The turbos spool online smoothly with a swelling wallop of torque that's irresistible, and even the oversized rubber struggles to put it down in the first three gears. Upgraded sway bars help, as do those big 17-inch Simmons 3-piece wheels, but by the time anyone else spots the upgrades, you're already making full boost and long gone. Giant 275/40/17 front and 315/35/17 rear tires do their best, but there's a lot of power here to manage.
An incredible performer with great looks and low mileage, this is the biggest bang for the buck we've ever offered. Call today!
Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Anti-Lock Brakes, CD Player, Cruise Control, Defrost, Driver Airbag, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Heat, Leather Seats, Passenger Airbag, Power Brakes, Power Convertible Top, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Numbers Matching, Power Top, Remote Door Openers, Tilt Wheel
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 LS1
- Transmission Type
- 6 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Pewter Metallic
- Body Style
- 36,425 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months