This 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 SS 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.
The fourth-generation Camaro 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. Bright red paint certainly doesn't hurt, and it's probably the signature color for the SS, particularly with the sleek windshield and fastback profile that gives it a 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. It shows 41,189 miles, and given how nice this car is, there's not much reason to doubt that it's correct. A few 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 charcoal gray leather, and it's in excellent condition with only a few signs of use. 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 for the 4-speed automatic transmission. Niceties include power windows, locks, and mirrors, a tilt column, and A/C, none of which seem to hurt performance in any notable way. The upholstery, carpets, and door panels are very good condition, indicative of the two caring owners that have enjoyed it. SLP added an SS badge on the dash, just above the familiar GM/Delco AM/FM stereo with a CD changer, which still sounds decent today, although with T-tops you might forego even using it. Open the large hatch and you have a decent-sized trunk that 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 1997. 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 LT1 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. Recent service includes a new A/C compressor and dryer, a fresh water pump, and new belts. 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. You'll note that the floors are immaculate with factory overspray and no signs that this car has ever seen snow. Classic 5-spoke "A-mold" wheels are one of Chevy's very best designs, with these wearing 275/40/17 BFGoodrich rubber with plenty of life left.
Heavily documented with papers like the original widow sticker, build sheet, SLP inspector check list, and an owner's manual, this is a high-grade Camaro at a very reasonable price. Call today!