1986 Chevy Camaro Z28 - The third-generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced for the 1982 model year by Chevrolet. It continued to use General Motors' F-body platform and produced a "20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" for 1987 and "25th Anniversary Heritage Edition" for 1992. These were also the first Camaros with factory fuel injection, four-speed automatic transmissions, five-speed manual transmissions, four-cylinder engines, 16-inch wheels, and hatchback bodies. The Camaro's design owed nothing to previous generations. The large and complex rear window reflected recent advances in car glass design. The front windshield reclined at 62 degrees, thus breaking an internal GM rule limiting such angles to sixty degrees. The rear seat folded down to expand the luggage compartment, which was accessed through a large rear hatch. 1986 saw a newly required Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) which was installed on the Camaro. 1986 was the only year to see this attached to the outside hatchback glass on base model Sport Coupes, Z28s and IROC-Zs except for 1987 base models that did not have a spoiler.
There really isn't a cooler American Sports Car from the 80's than a Z28 Sport Coupe. Everyone who owned one during that era misses them still and everyone with a friend who owned one is still envious. These Camaros have iconic good looks that are immediately recognized around the world. Amazingly some of these iconic Camaros, along with other 80's favorites, were not used as daily drivers. Instead they were second vehicles and weekend cars that were very well maintained by their caretakers. This beautiful Flame Red 1986 Z28 is one such vehicle that has been very well maintained and is ready to be the star of any 80's vehicle collection. In addition to the stunning condition, this Camaro has just under 30k (Carfax verified) miles from new. The gray cloth interior is 100% original and shows like new. The exterior is equally impressive and we can assume it has seen a somewhat recent repaint to keep it looking this good. We have put very minimal miles on this Chevrolet but traveled enough miles to see that everything works as it should. We found the hood and trunk shocks were getting weak so brand new shocks were installed. Features and options include; 305 V8, Auto w/OD, RWD, A/C, ABS Brakes, Original Bra, Retractable Cargo Cover, Center Console Storage, Rubber Floormats, Fog Lights, Original Owners Manual, Period Advertising Literature, Power Steering & Brakes, Power Mirrors, Power Closing Trunk, Rear Window Defrost, Spare Rim (new in box), Factory AM/FM Stereo, Tilt Wheel, Tinted Windows, 15" Factory Wheels, and Thick Goodyear Eagle GT RWL Tires! The experts at Hagerty currently values this vehicle at $18,500 and we are very proud to offer this example for only $14,900. Don't you wish you had purchased a low mile, original 1969 Camaro for under $15k? Let's not repeat history by missing an excellent 80's sports cars for under $15k when they are all $25k+ vehicles in a few years.
With only one major change in the ClassicCars.com Marketplace most-searched lists for May 2020 (more on that below), we’re applying a twist to this monthly report by noting what folks in the UK are searching on their side of the pond. According to a story in the Evening Express, the Ford Capri tops the list […]
The Bureau of Land Management, Utah’s Tooele County and the Utah Health Department all have signed off on the necessary permits, and the Southern California Timing Association has announced plans to stage Bonneville Speed Week 2020 on August 8-14, with the Bonneville World Finals set for September 29-October 2. “We had one major choice in […]
Road America, set in the undulating hills of South East Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine, is a beautiful place to see a race – and always was! The track will be welcoming the “rites of summer” with its traditional SCCA June Sprints in a fortnight. To celebrate, we have a piece of genuine history for you. There […]
(Editor’s note: June 6 has been designated as National Drive-In Movie Day. According to the NationalDayCalendar.com, Richard Hollingshead Jr. established the first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933. His facility had a 40 x 50-foot screen and room for 400 cars. By the late 1950s there were around 4,000 drive-in […]
The Pick of the Day, a 1992 Porsche 968, is a low-mileage example of one of my favorite Porsches of all time. Advertised by an Oakwood, Georgia, dealer on ClassicCars.com, it also is a bargain as the prices for these relatively rare cars are going up. The color is the classic Porsche Guards Red on […]
“Dad,” said Abby, my 14-year-old and youngest daughter. “If you go to jail tonight, where am I going to go?” Ah, from the mouth of babes… Although I knew she’d have been OK, my co-worker John Clor and his wife, Jenny, would have taken Abby for the night, my daughter’s words were enough to convince […]
Our series on car companies with unusual names continues as we keep working our way through The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile, today we start on Volume III: Panache — “The Panache can rightly be said to have had absolutely none of the eponymous quality,” the Encyclopedia notes. It explains that Panache Cars of Blackburn, […]
Tanner Foust knows donuts, and in celebration of National Donut Today (June 5), the Volkswagen driver is demonstrating his skills not only on the tarmac but in the kitchen. “Tanner Foust knows how to cook up a proper donut – at least of the automotive kind,” says Volkswagen of America. “The Volkswagen R brand ambassador […]
A 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 owned by Luca Somigli from Las Condes, Santiago de Chile won the inaugural Collector Car Community Contest. ClassicCars.com showcased 16 collector cars from their Instagram audience in a head to head bracket competition to find the best of the collector car community. In the first round Luca Somigli and his […]
In the course of three weeks, I drove three performance cars: the Chevrolet Camaro SS with 455 horsepower from a 6.2-liter small block with direct injection; the Dodge Charger Scat Pack with 485 horsepower from a normally aspirated 392 Hemi; and the Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium with 332 horsepower from a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC […]