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post #1 of 12 Old 06-27-2010, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 1988 Camaro ZR-1/LT5 (1 of 1)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...item4aa237d2eb

Hate the paint job but the engine looks nice

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-27-2010, 09:23 PM
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The car is legit, but the ad on ebay is a little misleading. Here the GM High-Tech article on the car:

http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...aro/index.html

I'd buy it, but it would need a repaint for me to like it.

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Wow never knew that existed, reminds me of something HOTWHEELS would make.
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The problem with it is it "only" has 385 rated HP. Hardly anything that raises one's eyebrows today. Plus, I'm betting engine repair parts, should you need them, would be far and few between.

Additionally, that paint scheme is so last decade X 2.

It might be worth 6900, but not 69000 unless someone just likes to collect automotive history and are willing to pay for it.

Just because it's rare, doesn't mean it's collectible or desireable. This one, to me, is neither.

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Just because it's rare, doesn't mean it's collectible or desireable. This one, to me, is neither.
Considering its the only Camaro ever built that could outperform a Corvette of the same age, it is collectible. This was built back in the day when the 1LE Camaro was almost as good as the Corvette, but without the Corvette drivetrain. Now you have a Corvette drivetrain in a vehicle that weighs less than a C4 Corvette and can pull more lateral g's than a C4 Corvette.

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if i bought it, i would absolutely have to re-paint it, change the wheels, and redo te interior... other than that it looks awesome!

but i wouldn't spend $70k on a 3rd gen that looked like that regardless of what it is on paper.

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if i bought it, i would absolutely have to re-paint it, change the wheels, and redo te interior... other than that it looks awesome!

but i wouldn't spend $70k on a 3rd gen that looked like that regardless of what it is on paper.
I completely agree. It needs new paint, but the interior to me is fine except for the seats just need new inserts. Repaint it white and put grey inserts on the seats and it'd be a buy for me.

And concerning that Ford 9", it needs to go. Put a GM 12-bolt in there with 3.42's and a Truetrac and it would be perfect.

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gotta love the '80's colors.

for $70k, he could have done a better job spray-painting the undercarriage.




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gotta love the '80's colors.

for $70k, he could have done a better job spray-painting the undercarriage.



For some reason I think that was how North American Operations Facilities did the paint under the car. After all, the car was previously a mule car that they did salvage from the GM junkyard at Milford.

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That's been for sale several times. I wouldn't change a thing about it -- it's what makes it unique.

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