For Sale: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 SS SLP was built at a time when SLP was at the very top of the Camaro food chain. With factory connections and the ability to order one of these incredible F-bodies directly through your local dealer, it was the quickest, easiest way to get all the hi-po goodies without looking through a catalog and building it yourself. Add in that this convertible has only 11,864 original miles and you have a pure collector car.

The fourth-generation Camaro convertible was unquestionably a great-looking car, and SLP's modifications only enhance the aggressive attitude. Almost all the bodywork is stock, but SLP added their own custom hood, which became the SS's signature design element, a gaping, fully-functional ram-air setup that actually worked as advertised. Slick Polo Green paint certainly doesn't hurt, and it's probably one of the main colors you might remember on these 4th-generation Camaros, particularly with the dropped top that gives it an opened fighter jet cockpit look. The rear wing is better-integrated into the design than just about anything built since, and thanks to composite body panels (except for the quarters) it'll look this good practically forever. With just 11,864 miles and a life lived easy, it's easy to see why the car still looks almost showroom new. A few cleverly placed SS badges help identify the car to those unfamiliar with the top-of-the-line Camaro, but by the time anyone notices, the car will be long gone.

SLP knew that real drivers were their primary customers, so the supportive chairs inside this SS wear grippy yet supple leather on the bolstered seats, and the cabin looks to be in virtually new condition in every way. For the most part, it's purely stock Camaro hardware inside, including the fat airbag-equipped steering wheel, comprehensive instrument panel, and leather-wrapped shifter knob. Niceties include a power convertible top, power windows, locks, driver seat, and mirrors, a tilt column, and cold A/C, none of which seem to hurt performance in any notable way. The upholstery, plush carpets, and door panels are virtually unmarked, and even with the obvious sportiness of this droptop, comfort is still a priority. The dash is in great shape and free of any fading or stress cracks, the gauges inside the factory bezel look new, and the familiar GM/Delco AM/FM/CD stereo still sounds great today. The plastic boot tucks the tan canvas convertible top away very neatly, and out back the trunk is surprisingly spacious for a convertible, and it's so clean it doesn't seem to have ever carried any cargo, given that it looks almost new. This is a seriously nice car.

SLP excelled in making the most of Chevy's small block V8s, and thanks to a few time-tested tricks, this SS was the fastest, nastiest pony car on the market in 1996. The most notable upgrade is, of course, that functional ram-air hood, which includes a massive air filter right under the scoop, which force-feeds the 350 LT1 V8 nice, cool air. Other tweaks include a special cat-back exhaust system that gives this Camaro a rebellious roar instead of a stock mumble, and a few other tweaks to add a few ponies here and there. The engine bay is extremely clean with all the factory parts still intact and sings of careful maintenance that keeps it in top mechanical condition without spoiling its authenticity. A 4-speed automatic transmission snaps through the gears like you're power-shifting it yourself and the hunkered-down suspension is far more capable than you'd expect from a car with a live rear axle, thanks in large part to the big sway bar out back. You'll note that the floors are immaculate with factory overspray and no signs that this car has ever seen rain, let alone snow - it's really impressive. Classic 5-spoke "A-mold" wheels are one of Chevy's very best designs, with these wearing 245/50/16 BFGoodrich G-Force rubber.

Unquestionably an important part of Camaro history with very few convertibles ever built, this extraordinarily well-preserved, low original mileage, and nicely documented SS is a treat for drivers and collectors alike. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1996 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Listing ID:CC-1521308
  • Price:$21,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1996
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Camaro
  • Exterior Color:Polo Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:14502
  • Stock Number:4978-DFW
  • VIN:2G1FP32PXT2142112

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