Classic Car Overview
In terms of bang for your buck, cars like this ultra-clean 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 SS are pretty hard to top. LS1 power, totally stock, and beautifully preserved, this car is either a trip back in time for you or the perfect blank canvas for something truly awesome. The SS package was developed by SLP but brought in-house by Chevrolet, making this the unquestioned top-of-the-line factory Camaro. Adding more than $10,000 to the F-bodys base price, the SS was an expensive piece of muscle, but the guys who know these cars know that theyre a heck of a lot faster than they should be. Purchased with the intention to preserve it for the future, this one presents in almost new condition in every way and offers single-ownership history and almost zero modifications, meaning its led a very easy life. It shows just 27,521 authentic miles, and its overall condition suggests its been protected every day of its life. The beautiful red paint is certainly attention-grabbing and with the gaping ram air hood and prominent SS badges, well, lets just say its got the horsepower to back up the look. Its clearly been loved, with a glossy finish showing only minor swirl marks from years of cleaning and waxing and zero evidence of accident damage. Fit and finish on the largely plastic bodywork was quite good by GM standards and this car still feels solid and tight going down the road almost 20 years later. If you like the way these cars look, few are as impressive as this one. The interior was highly functional, with supportive gray leather buckets that held you in place without being restrictive. All the right equipment makes this Camaro feel luxurious, from the power seats, windows, seats, locks, and mirrors, to the highly effective A/C, to cruise control and a thundering AM/FM/CD stereo system, and it all works as it should. The leather-wrapped wheel provides controls for the stereo and the quick-witted 4-speed automatic transmission was awesome for point-and-shoot driving. And as with the exterior, the interior is beautifully preserved with supple seating surfaces, a nice dash pad that hasnt been baked by the sun under that giant windshield, carpets that still look great (with original floor mats still in the bag) and a car cover. The cargo area is reasonably-sized and has neat storage cubbies for your gear. Camaros got the same all-aluminum LS1 346 cubic inch V8 as the Corvette. GM played games with the horsepower numbers, but drag strip results strongly suggest that either the Camaro was under-rated or the Corvette was over-rated, because the F-body was very nearly as quick as its big brother. The LS1 is just as modification-friendly as its earlier small-block siblings, but this one remains remarkably stock in every way, from the air filter assembly to the exhaust manifolds. The engine bay is spotless, beautifully maintained, and just like the factory intended, complete with all the assembly line decals in place. The transmission shifts almost too smoothly when youre just cruising, but when you stomp the loud pedal, things happen quickly and in a very big way, so dont assume that the auto-shifter is a hindrance to performance. Obviously its never seen winter weather, with the chassis showing proper red overspray and zero signs of salt spray. And even OEM wheels look great in chrome, with these factory SS hoops carrying 275/40/17 Goodyear Eagle F1 performance radials with lots of life left in them. Once again, you have this opportunity to grab a car thats been treated right its entire life and get ahead of the curve. Its only a matter of time before these are highly-sought collectables, so grab this one and start having fun today. Call now!