A one of a kind Third-Generation Camaro that is not just a car, but a piece of automotive history! This Camaro was used by the Avanti Motor Corporation for research on how to build a convertible car. This 1983 Camaro Z28 was converted to a convertible in June of 1983 by R. Stramam Company of Casa Mesa, California. At the time it was considered by Stramam to be “the prettiest car we’ve built”. If you look at an early 80’s Avanti convertible you will see the similarity in the design. Most automotive companies will not sell their prototype vehicles; this is a rare chance to own such a collector’s item.
The 1983 Camaro had a significant change in the Z28 engine lineup in April by an all-new 5.0 L L69 4 bbl 190 hp (142 kW) High-Output (HO) V8. This engine was only available with a manual transmission in 1983. Due to its late introduction, only 3,223 L69 V8s were sold for the 1983 model year.
The exterior color of this car is white with blue sport stripes and badges. The convertible top is dark blue, and the wheels are white cast aluminum. New BF Goodrich Radial T/As were installed in 2012. The interior is dark blue cloth bucket seats with full console.
Original factory options include: power steering, power windows, power brakes (front disc), power door locks, power divers seat, power antenna and remote trunk release. Other equipment includes A/C (needs charging), intermittent windshield wiper system, cruise control, tinted glass, comfort steering wheel, drivers side power seat and AM/FM stereo-CD-MP3.
This car has only 20,316 ACTUAL documented miles on it! The car is never driven in the rain and is stored in a garage. Documentation includes build sheet (Upper left corner is missing) and window sticker.
The car was professionally appraised in 2012 for between $14,900 and $15,300 by Classic Auto Showplace of Troy Michigan.