With all the hoopla surrounding the new Camaro 1LE, let's look back at the original.
The story of the ZL1 Camaro, fitted with that rarest of the rare, all-aluminum 427 big-block V-8, is one that has often been told: How only 69 were made, how they exploited the GM option-ordering system, and how they've become the Camaro guy's ultimate Camaro.
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With its unusually low mileage, great looking exterior and powerful drivetrain, this 1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS offers the rare opportunity to own a fourth generation specimen of this hallowed model thats received only light usage over the years and features the condition - both inside and out - to reflect it. You just wont find many cars that started life before the turn of the millennium that are as well-positioned to begin their next chapter as this Camaro. Its black paint, so often an Achilles heel for a car due to its tendency to show flaws, is a clear benefit here, as its in terrific shape, with a wet-looking shine that follows you as you walk the length of the car. Chevy restyled the front clip of the Camaro just one year before this one debuted and you can see those gracefully curved headlights that resulted look great against the backdrop of the refined fenders and scooped hood. The T-top configuration offers the best aspects of both hardtops and convertibles - offering easy transition from an open-air driving experience to a more sheltered environment when you so choose. Having logged only about two years worth of mileage by normal standards and looking like its spent most of its down time well-sheltered in a garage, this Camaro has also escaped the toll that would have otherwise been extracted by the elements, so youll find that its sleek body panels still line up well, and the SS badging on its fenders and tail really pops against the black backdrop. Of course, low mileage also means less wear and tear on the interior, and that becomes evident just as soon as you climb inside. The tan upholstery is a great match for the exterior and looks sharp, with a pair of buckets up front that still have miles and miles of life left in them and a fresh-looking bench seat in back that offers more support for its passengers than many bucket seats do. All the comfort features youd want in a daily driver are present and accounted for, including power seats, windows and door locks, a tilt column, air conditioning thats running strong and an AM/FM/CD system to handle your audio needs while youre out on the road. Driver and passenger airbags provide an added measure of safety. Raise the liftgate in back and youll see a very clean looking storage area that doesnt look like its seen much use at all, as theres no leftover signs of any mishaps, and its branded SS trunk mat still looks good. Just underneath the aerodynamic hood sits a 5.7 liter LS1 V8 with all the power you need to get this Chevy going in a hurry. It left the factory with well over 300 horsepower and is now equipped with a cold air induction from SLP, so its output has only gone up from there. A 4-speed automatic transmission sits just in back of the engine, adding its secure shifting to the equation to make for a drivetrain thats very much at the top of its game. By virtue of this Camaros elite SS status, a Torsen limited slip differential sits in back to bring that power efficiently to the asphalt. Anti-lock Power disc brakes at all four corners provide plenty of skid-resistant stopping power, while power steering makes this millennial muscle car easy to navigate. This superb looking Chevy prowls the roads on a set of 17 SS rims, outfitted with Nitto Extreme tires. With its great looks, open air driving excitement and a powerful drivetrain just now entering its prime, this 1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS is a rare find. Call today!
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5.7L LS1 V8
4 Speed Automatic
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