Strange Money Pit: 1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34

Yeah, yeah, I get it.  A seat for every car and a car for every seat.  De gustibus non est disputandum.  Et cetera.  But seriously?  A Lumina?  Did somebody drop 25 large on restoring a Lumina?  Find this 1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 here on eBay offered for $7,500 in Longwood, FL.


The Lumina was released in 1990 as Chevrolet’s replacement for the out
going midsize Celebrity sedan and Monte Carlo coupe and it rode on the new W-body that was shared with the Buick Regal, Olds Cutlass Supreme,
and Pontiac Grand Prix.  Now, this might come as a surprise (and it should) but the Z34 Lumina was actually a quick car when new…seriously.




Along with the sporty FE3 suspension and manual gearbox, the Z34 Lumina was powered by a the “Euro” 3.4 liter LQ1 V6 that pushed out 210 horsepower — which was 40 horsepower MORE than the 5.0 V8 in the RS Camaro from ’92.  With a zero-to-60mph time of 7.0 seconds, the little front-drive Lumina was also FASTER than the V8 Camaro…what a strange world…


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