1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible
The inaugural race was held in 1994 as the Brickyard 400, and was
the first race other than the Indianapolis 500 to be held at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1916. In its inaugural running,
the Brickyard 400 became NASCAR's most-attended event, drawing an
estimated crowd of more than 250,000 spectators.
For consignment, a verified mileage and consignor stated #5 parade
car from the 1997 NASCAR Brickyard 400 spectacle. This 1997 Camaro
Z28 has a verified consignor stating 385 original miles and has the
#5 designating it was the 5th car in the pre-race parade, (AKA
Festival car), where the PA inspection sticker would normally be. A
virtually new car in many ways and sporting the Brickyard 400
sticker and a bevy of colorful flourishes on the side panels which
end in a checkered flag graphic on the top of the rear quarter.
Donned all in Arctic White and not a mark on it we see a stock Z28
coded Camaro shape with inset horizontal headlights deeply inset
between the hood and neoprene bumper. Within this bumper is a small
black egg crate grille and some signal lights that wrap around to
the front quarter. On the sides we note the graphics and above the
front quarter badge location is the Z28 designation, and an
Indianapolis winged tire logo. Our consignment is adorned with a
matching white convertible top, and C A M A R O badge in white
across the top of the raked rearward windshield. When it's down it
has a gray plastic molded to the car tonneau covering which matches
the interior. On top of the rear trunk deck is an aero looking
spoiler which is the above framing for the sleek tail lighting
below. Another body matching neoprene rear bumper is below, and it
is pristine with no errors noted even upon close inspection.
16-inch polished wheels with 5 spokes in a star pattern are on all
4 corners of this low, low mileage beauty.
With the drop top dropped we have a clear view of the passenger
compartment and its showroom condition. Dark gray leather covered
high back buckets are in front and a 2 plus 2 split bucket seat
bench stretches across the back. Racing between the seats is a
black undulating center console which has a storage area and houses
the gear shift lever. As the center of the dash rises, it has temp
knobs and controls, a blue readout digital AM/FM/CD stereo and a
toggle for the power activated top. A deep inset instrument cluster
with a padded overhang on top shows very clean and has a litany of
analog white letter and number gauges with red pointers. Nice gray
carpeting floods the floors, and like new matching gray carpeted
floor mats protect the carpeting below.
Under the hood most likely still with its break in oil in the sump,
a 5.7 liter LT-1 EFI V8 resides. It produces 285hp and a 4L60E
4-speed automatic is on the back of this like new mill. Way back is
a 10-bolt 2.73 posi rear axle.
Looking very much like a 385 original mile car all is near perfect
underneath. What painted stamped floor pans mix with black slightly
surface rusted suspension and rear axle. Some independent coil
sprung suspension adorns the front, and on the back is a torque arm
and coil spring setup. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners.
Exhaust is of course like new.
With this kind of mileage we tread very lightly on the test track,
so it fired right up and we did a once around and found everything
to be A-OK and what more can we say!?
Although no paperwork is available to do a verification on whether
this car is what it says it is, some leg work with the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway may be able to you what you need. Mileage is also
verifiable on the title and the overall condition speaks loudly as
to its "provance" (sic).
2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P-5.7L LT1 V8 285HP
2-St Therese, Ont CA Assy Plant
154699-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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.