For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Camaro in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible - Extremely Rare Factory Convertible by NCE - One of 100 Left - True Z28 - White over Red Interior with White Soft Top - Numbers Matching 350ci V8 - Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission - Factory AC (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 155 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the Z28's accident-and-damage-free Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) By 1981, the top-of-the-line Z28 was powered by the GM 350 cu in V-8 engine that allowed it to run with the best from '81. - Heacock Classic Insurance website The Heacock Classic website writers continued: Although it was an all-new car, the basic mechanical layout of the new Camaro was familiar, engineered much like its predecessor with a unibody structure utilizing a front subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf springs. The chassis and suspension of the second generation were greatly refined in both performance and comfort; base models offered significant advances in sound-proofing, ride isolation, and road-holding. Extensive experience Chevrolet engineers had gained racing the first-generation led directly to advances in second-generation Camaro's steering, braking, and balance. Offered here in white over red is an extremely rare, fully documented, 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 convertible. Quoting the BarnFinds website: The Camaro would have been sold brand new as a convertible, but the actual conversion work was completed by an outside contractor (National Coach Engineering of Michigan). The fact that these cars were sold directly off the showroom floors of various Chevrolet dealerships as new cars make them as close to a factory Z28 Convertible as it was possible to get in 1981. As to their rarity, a post on the camaro.net discussion forum noted: NCE converted about 400 between 1979-1981 and only about 100 are known to still exist, and almost all are owned by collectors. (Be sure to check out the photo gallery and take note of this car's documentation, including the remnants of the car's build sheet clearly specifying Z28.) The car is in excellent condition throughout and shows 75,723 miles on its odometer, a very conservative under-1,900 miles per-year on average. Clearly, prior owners understood how special and rare this Z28 convertible is. The exterior white paint retains excellent gloss and a uniform finish across the entire car. The body panels-including the front and rear spoilers, front grille, front-side fender vents, fender-flares, and air-induction hood-are free of dings, dents, or other damage. Decals and striping unique to the Z28 (on the hood, lower body sides, and below the rear spoiler) are properly in place and free of damage or fading. The windshield and cabin glass is clear; lighting lenses are similarly clear and free of cracks. The factory Z28 emblems in the front grille and on the rear fascia remain properly mounted. Original-equipment, 5-spoke alloy wheels, with Z28-logo centercaps and brushed-metal trim are mounted with GrandAmĀ® Radial GT outline-white-letter tires. The white fabric convertible top is free of damage and operates properly. Inside, red is the theme with three related shades of the color nicely incorporated on leather upholstery, door trim, dashboard, cabin carpeting, steering wheel, and convertible boot cover. In particular, the two-tone, lighter and darker red leather seats feature a particularly handsome design. The squared-off design dashboard (in darker red) includes analog instruments arrayed in a driver-focused cluster; all instrument and gauge markings are sharp and crisp with no fading. The original factory AM-FM radi

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Listing ID:CC-1528495
  • Price:$36,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Camaro
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:75723
  • Stock Number:21GKM126
  • VIN:1G1AP87L9BN108159

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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