Prices for the 2nd generation Chevrolet Camaro (1970-1981) have been all over the place in the past few years, probably as the wheat gets sorted from the chaff. Is this next one a sheep or a goat…I’m not sure, but I am sure that it has a newer Vortec small block V8 put in place of the original small block (or it could have come with a 250 inline-6) but it is fed with a carburetor instead of fuel injection. Find this 1977 Chevrolet Camaro offered for $4,200 in Chico, CA via craigslist.
A few years ago I owned and drove a used 3rd generation F-body and I’m not going to say it was a bad car, but let’s just say that it is not an experience I am anxious to repeat. It was slow and unsophisticated, but mine was an 84 Z28 and I didn’t have a rare last year of the generation 25th Anniversary edition. The 25th Anniversary Heritage Edition was supposed to be equipped with Corvette alloy cylinder heads, a 6-speed manual, and tubular exhaust, but the bean counters at GM decided that a graphics package is what buyers wanted for their extra cash. However, today’s example is offered for a decent deal and looks to be ready to go. Find this 1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS offered for $6,800 in Stamford, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The Machiavelli Max post the other day was one of the better looking fake Ferrari kit cars I’ve seen recently — despite its plebian TransAm roots, it looks like a Ferrari to a casual observer. This next kit car…it is interesting, but I don’t think that anybody is going to be fooled into thinking it is a ’57 Chevy. Similar to the Machiavelli, the Belaro also uses a GM F-Body for the mechanical parts, but this time a Camaro. Find this 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Kit Car offered for $19,750 in Ft Lauderdale, FL via eBay.
I have to imagine that there was once a circus somewhere that decided to skip the typical slapstick Benny Hill skits and decided to re-enact Smoky and the and the Bandit…but with clowns. Smokey would drive something black-and-white, it doesn’t really matter, but Bandit would need a properly clown ride and I can’t imagine a better car than this next thing. Find this 1978 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $5700 in Buffalo, NY via clownbook markettent. Tip from Matt.
The 3rd generation Chevrolet Camaro was sold from 1982 through 1992 in decently large numbers. Even though it is the upgraded Z28 model, you couldn’t call this next car rare, but with only 62k miles on the odometer you can call this next thing unusual. Fast…maybe depending on your yardstick, but I daily drive a 3rd gen Z28 for a few years back in the early 2000s and it was starting to get beaten by low-spec rental cars back then. Fun? Yup, even with the slushbox it has a certain amount of muscle car DNA to make life interesting. Find this 1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 offered for $13,500 in Laurel, MS via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.
The second generation Camaro was first sold in 1970 as an upgrade in length, width, power, and price over the outgoing model. Buyers had favored the classic looks of the first generation models for decades, but in the past few years the prices of the 1970-1981 models have gone up. This next example is an original numbers matching survivor that has a high asking price, but could be worth it if the paint is original and still good. Find this 1975 Chevrolet Camaro LT offered for $18,000 in Mobile, AL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The second generation Chevrolet Camaro was released in 1970 as an upgrade to the first generation (1967-1969), and it was longer, lower, and wider and more expensive. Was it better looking…? Ehh…maybe to a few Chevy nerds looking for something more modern in 1970, but time as certainly favored the clean looks of the first generation, but the 70s version has a certain appeal that can’t be denied. Life was going great for the “super hugger” Camaro until the fuel crisis, safety standards, high insurance rates, and ever-tightening emissions turned it into a slow and mushy thing covered in decals, stickers, and scoops to distract the seller from the fact that horsepower was down and fun was out. But that doesn’t matter today because this next example looks good and is offered for a price that isn’t insane. Find this 1977 Chevrolet Camaro LT offered $13,500 in Austin, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rramjet.
The 2nd generation F-body Camaro was sold from 1970 through 1981 and has somehow avoided the massive price appreciation we’ve seen in various classic cars. Granted, many of the 2nd gen were built during the 70s fuel and emissions crises with under-powered engines, but they drive better than the original version and are stylistically superior […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: This is a fourth generation Camaro that is trying to look like a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda; real price is $10,000. Seller says it is one of a kind, and I certainly hope so. Yikes. There is so much to ponder in this next craigslist […]
The Corvair is one of the few aircooled classics from the 60s that you can buy for a reasonable amount of money and drive around everyday (helps if you live in a place that is easy on weather.) It had an advanced independent rear suspension under that aircooled engine out back…but today everything is amok […]