1986 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
Chevrolet introduced the Camaro on June 28th, 1966, began making
them in August, and by September, the first cars were delivered to
the public. Ever since then, every Camaro ever built has had a
singular goal: beat Mustang. It's the most intense and enduring
automotive rivalry in America, and arguably the world. The official
company line in 1966 was that it's an old French slang term for
camaraderie and friendship, though some GM brass told the press
it's "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs." Later, legends
grew to include a rare disease that kills horses (i.e., Mustangs).
In reality, it's a unique name that met Chevrolet's main
requirement of starting with the letter C (think Corvette,
Chevelle, Corvair, etc.).
For consignment a 1986 version of the Chevrolet Camaro. This car
has an orange respray, and some IROC badging (which the consignor
states it is NOT and was put on by the previous owner). This year
has a snazzy T top, greenhouse rear glass, dual inset rectangular
headlights, and a louvered sculpted hood. With a mere 67,321 miles
there is still a lot of gas to burn through on this baby, so let's
go search out a Mustang to have for lunch!
Originally white, it was then changed to orange with black
accenting. A black grille, black front area dam, black accenting,
and a black rocker covering add to the mystique with the orange,
which is miles deep and shows well. The rear raked in spoiler is
also black and frames the iconic rectangular grid tail/signal/and
backup lights which wrap around to the rear quarters. Note the T
tops which do not leak and are fashioned out of smoked shatterproof
glass. Speaking of glass, there's plenty more for the wrap around
greenhouse rear glass which serves as a "hatchback" if you will and
works its way to the trunk. 5 spoke star pattern aluminum alloy
wheels are wrapped in like new rubber.
A swing of the doors and we see angled striped light and dark cool
gray striped broadcloth for the uppers, and gray carpeting for the
lowers. All black molded plastic for the door actuator, armrest and
window toggles. Moving inside nice clean gray broadcloth high back
buckets are in front and a 2 plus 2 rear bench offers up some room
for 2 more. A black topped center console is on the hump and this
rises to the original dash also in black. Clean gray carpeting
floods the floors, and everywhere else save for the glass T top is
covered in black vinyl or plastic which has been expertly molded to
create a litany of interior shapes pleasing to the eye and
Under the hood is a 305ci V8 that is topped with EFI. On back is a
700R4 4-speed automatic and the rear axle takes the power from this
mill via a 10-bolt 2.73 gear rear. All surfaces are clean and show
some nice patina overall, but no rust or corrosion.
Fairly clean floor tubs which are stamped steel are solid and rust
free. A heavier coating of surface rust has managed to roost on the
suspension parts and rear axle, but these are all structurally
sound and fully operational. We can note independent front coil
spring suspension, and torque arm with coil springs for the rear.
Also, power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums for the rear.
Exhaust is clean and is a stock style installation.
Just a great driver, lumbers a bit around corners when pushed, but
all in all a real performer. Good solid braking, and all functions
save for the radio were working during my cruise to get lunch. It
turned more than a few heads too!
A good example, respray, nicely maintained, and appearing ready to
sneak up to a Mustang and say BOO!
87-2 Door Sport Coupe
F-305ci V8 Tuned Port
N-Norwood, Oh Assy Plant
101551-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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