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Camaro Z/28s Are Cheap Now

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  1. cam346

    cam346 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    We were alerted to this astounding fact by friend-of-R&T Bozi Tatarevic, who noticed a handful of Z/28s listed for under $40,000 on a dealer auction site. One Z/28 with nearly 13,000 miles is listed for $35,000 and another with just 952 miles has a $36,000 asking price.

    But don't fret if you don't have access to dealer auctions—a quick search on Cars.com reveals a number of Z/28s listed for well under $45,000. There's even one for sale in Pennsylvania with 762 miles on its odometer for $50,000.

    So why is the Z/28 so cheap? Perhaps it's because these cars don't make great daily drivers. All the things that make the Z/28 so excellent on track—sticky tires, aggressive suspension setup, a stripped-out interior, and that low splitter—cause lots of problems on the road.

    And at the end of the day, this is a Camaro that costs Corvette money. We don't see that as a problem, but you can imagine that potential buyers would. This is a car you have to be in-the-know to truly appreciate. In related news, Top Gear's Chris Harris just imported one to the UK.


    We're just curious to see if the Z/28 depreciates any further. It's a bargain where it stands right now, but if they get any cheaper, I might have to buy one myself.


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  2. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    Would love the opportunity to drive one of those beasts. I was very impressed with my lowly 1LE 5G camrow.
     
  3. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    Sell ur gt500 before it keeps going down in value and get the z28.
     
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    Pnsh3r Member Established Member

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    even better - if you are considering getting a new gen camaro - go read the problems/issues section of the camaro forums and you will know why they are depreciating so much.
     
  5. cam346

    cam346 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    and i am sure i could go to the gt forum and find the same. so what your point.
     
  6. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    There was one nearby not too long ago going for 43,000 with only 3,500 miles! That's a lot of car for 40K, sub 40K!!!
     
  7. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    I dont expect the 13/14s to drop much more.

    Havent even started to enjoy the gt500 yet... I suspect I will be keeping it for a while.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    @ZYBORG keep the miles of it for me :D
     
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    HEMI LOL Twin Screwed Established Member

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    thats nice, so then its easier to shell out 2k to fix the heads.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Yep! Hell thats a weekend job too. I have started heads and cam jobs on a Friday evening after work and finished by Sunday afternoon. I'd look for some take off LS7 heads and have a machine shop put in new guides and valves, so there is quick turn around. You can recoup a good chunk by selling your old head afterwards.
     
  11. ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    You just get your underwater ass over here and you can take it for a spin! Anytime.
     
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  12. IamRacerX

    IamRacerX No brand loyalty rhetoric here. Established Member

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    A quick look and I found one local with 4k miles asking 42k.... One with 22k miles for 38k..... they are somewhat unique and fun to drive cars.
     
  13. cam346

    cam346 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    yup a cam and good heads 600hp be a nice ride for weekends.
     
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    R1Lello Well-Known Member Established Member

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    ............because all other brands don't have service or parts departments?
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    Thats one hell of an understatement...
     
  16. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    I'd love to have both a '15 Z/28 and a '17 GT-350R resting in my garage. :)
     
  17. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    z28 has been like this for a while now. BRAND NEW left overs were going for $48-50k about 6 months ago.

    Would love to have one parked next to my Shelby.
     
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    Coiled03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Sure they do. But I bet they don't make as much bank as GM, and FCA's lol.
     
  19. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    The biggest problem with owning one of these and using it as it was designed is the cost of consumables.

    Brakes are $3k per axle.

    Tires are $475 a piece and forget about mounting them yourself.

    I heavily considered one of these but the first order of business would be to unload the brakes, wheels and tires. Use that money on a set of iron brakes, cheaper wheels and a set of extreme contact sports. You'd probably put a bit of money in your pocket but then you also removed a lot of what made that car great.
     
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  20. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Very true.

    I'd be the dumbass who leaves it exactly as it came from the factory only to take it out on weekends for cruising.
     

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