And yet, if a person was looking for affordable performance, the Camaro was an unbeatable deal.
Take the top-of-the-line Camaro SS featured in these pictures. For around $30,000, you could own what was likely among the top ten fastest production cars in the world at the time. From a brute-strength standpoint, this was a very impressive vehicle.
Although sold new through Chevrolet dealerships and covered by a GM warranty, the SS models were basically Z28’s that were upgraded by aftermarket parts maker SLP. The mostly finished cars were sent from the factory to SLP’s facility in Toms River, NJ. Spoilers, exhaust, wheels, and hood were all added at that time. That’s why, if you look at the bolts holding the hood on, the paint might be skinned off of them a little. This was all done after the fact.
Obviously, the Camaro did return, as an exceedingly popular and capable 2010 model. But if you want to have a fun Camaro without the expense and headaches a new car can bring, consider looking into a 2002 or older SS. You may be surprised how much car you can actually get for your money, and nice cars are still out there if you keep your eyes open.
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