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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Ever wonder what might result if you took an already capable performance car and then enhanced it with an array of performance upgrades, unbridled by any cost concerns? Wonder no longer. This 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 427 LSX is just that - it combines the stunning appearance of a show car with the power of a drag racer, resulting in one of the baddest street-legal cars youre ever likely to see. The curb appeal alone on this classic must be seen to be fully appreciated and the sheer power it possesses puts it in truly rare company. Unlike so many cars wielding exceptional power, this Camaro possesses a thoroughly well-configured and precisely finished appearance. As it rolls into view, youll know right away that youre seeing something special. There are no Frankenstein-ish seams or excessive add-ons on display to disrupt the cars already appealing balance, just a cohesive and well-thought out final result. The black shade draped over the exterior represents the original color and the paint is in great shape, showing none of the concerning blemishes that can be amplified on a car of this shade. The added ground effects are both effective and tasteful and have been nicely blended into the mix and the exhilarating open air driving experience this screamer of a ride offers comes via a T-Top configuration thats in good order, with well-fitted panels that insert easily into place and are protected by fresh seals to keep the elements at bay. The stout pair of chrome exhaust tips peeking out below the rear valance provides another clue that this is no ordinary Camaro. This Chevys outstanding power comes at no expense to interior comfort. The driving environment it offers is absolutely top notch, with leather surfaces sporting a black and tan color scheme that complement the outside of the car perfectly. Both the front buckets and rear bench seat are still very clean, with the former accented by embroidered Z28 on the seat backs and the latter offering an unusual amount of support for rear passengers - a Chevy hallmark for quite some time. This is a car that shines even when its abilities arent unleashed. Everything inside is functional, including the assortment of factory gauges in the instrument panel, and the comfort and convenience features are plentiful - the air conditioning blows cold and strong and an AM/FM/CD stereo is in place to fill the cabin with sound. To refer to the 427 cubic inch LSX V8 beneath the hood thats been professionally built by Vengeance Racing as potent wouldnt be doing it anything approaching full justice. Its abilities are as exceptional as it gets. Enhanced with a dizzying array of upgrades that includes Trick Flow heads, a Bullseye turbo charger, upgraded valves and much more, it churns out an unbelievable 850 horsepower and yet can run on high-octane pump gas. The exceptional powerplant sends a commanding note out of its Magna Flow exhaust that can be altered via cutouts in back as it teams with a 4L80E transmission that was rebuilt only 1000 miles back and enhanced to handle such high output. The Camaros low stance and wide track combine with BMR suspensions at both ends, as well as Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs and a UMI performance swaybar, to deliver slotcar-like handling, while power disc brakes at all four corners that are armed with Wilwood six piston calipers provide world class stopping ability. Otherworldly power via a professionally configured top tier drive train combines with a sharply finished, well maintained appearance to make this 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 427 LSX a one of a kind street machine. Call today!
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