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Kenny H
12-23-2007, 04:47 PM
It was a busy Saturday for me. I woke up at 6:30am and was on the way to RDU before 7am to take a 9:30am flight out of Raleigh and into Philadelphia just before 11am. I then secured the deal & drove this home:

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2905/z28sidezd9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1251/z28side1xu6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2409/z28side2pr5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2010/z28side3fs9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1783/z28frontnf5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7182/z28rearyb6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2003/z28backmj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3524/z28engineyu4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3671/z28interioras3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Its a 100% bone stock automatic '02 Z28. It had 36,xxx miles when I bought it, it clicked 37,000 somewhere in a huge traffic jam on I95 around Baltimore on the way home.
:thwink:

It has every available option, leather, ttops, 500 watt monsoon w/ 12 disc CD changer, TTops, 3.23 gears, traction control, chrome wheels etc.


It seems to run quite well for a stock automatic. I'm hoping to baseline it at the track and then go from there. It will be my nice weather daily driver, and I'm hoping to do some basic bolt-ons to liven it up a bit. I want to keep it very streetable so nothing crazy. I'm not a fan of those snow-flake style wheels, I'll probably swap them out to something else....


SHINER
12-23-2007, 04:57 PM
nice car, love the victory red paint

Kenny H
12-23-2007, 05:03 PM
Thanks. Its looks orange in the pics, it was starting to get dark and I guess the colors on our camera are a bit off.


SHINER
12-23-2007, 05:18 PM
ehh just the lighting. Sometimes my Bright Red (81U paintcode which is the equivalent to the victory red) looked VERY "orangy" at twightlight(dusk)


Slap some wheels, and some HALO headlights with the whisper mod on them. You ll be good to go!


Welcome Aboard!

01CamaroZ28
12-23-2007, 05:36 PM
haha...nice. last year my car was a early xmas gift to myself too....lol

Z28/2002
12-23-2007, 05:55 PM
Nice car.

My buddy went 12.95 on street tires in his bone stock(ported TB only) 02 Z28 A4

CrazyCamaro
12-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Welcome

Kenny H
12-23-2007, 10:02 PM
Nice car.

My buddy went 12.95 on street tires in his bone stock(ported TB only) 02 Z28 A4

Thanks. I don't want to even estimate ETs yet and jinx myself. All I will say is this car 'feels' a LOT faster in stock trim than my '98 Formula did. And it feels faster then the '04 GTO we had that went 13.4 stock as well.

We'll see. I don't think it will hook too well on these street tires though.

THE PUNSSHR
12-23-2007, 10:25 PM
Good find!! Get to moddin! Car looks orange in the sun..

01riceeater
12-24-2007, 09:18 PM
nice choice man....ls1 *** lol

cabech984
12-24-2007, 09:23 PM
Very nice!!! F-Body cars look so lovely!!

Ruckus46Gt
12-25-2007, 03:35 AM
nice find how much did you end up picking her up for

g-ryde1
12-25-2007, 05:00 AM
nice car good buy, merry christmas

Got to love that baltimore traffic

mike1500
12-25-2007, 09:24 AM
Looks unmolested and quite clean, merry christmas.

BANDIT8
12-25-2007, 09:25 AM
Atleast you wont have to return it

sworaz
12-25-2007, 10:49 AM
It's nice finding our cars at low miles like that. Have fun.

Kenny H
12-25-2007, 11:48 AM
I paid $11k for it. KBB retail given the mileage is ~ $16,500 and private party is $14,600. I was very thrilled with the price.

cabech984
12-25-2007, 12:16 PM
That is an outstanding deal!!! Let the mods begin!!!

tpain
12-25-2007, 12:25 PM
congrats, car looks real clean....

Adam_346
12-25-2007, 02:54 PM
Car looks really clean, have fun modding!

Gaunt's_Girl
12-25-2007, 06:01 PM
Beautiful car! Merry Christmas!

Toronto_LT1
12-25-2007, 09:14 PM
that's a clean LS1. let the modifications begin...

BADpewterZ
12-26-2007, 01:31 PM
Nice car.

My buddy went 12.95 on street tires in his bone stock(ported TB only) 02 Z28 A4

:eyes:



nice find!! clean car

colby72olds
12-26-2007, 01:39 PM
car looks awesome....did you take the pics on a cart path at a golf course?

Speed Density
12-26-2007, 01:56 PM
ehh just the lighting. Sometimes my Bright Red (81U paintcode which is the equivalent to the victory red) looked VERY "orangy" at twightlight(dusk)

Travis couldnt be more right! :lol: After washing my car for a couple hours it begins to look orange, its just the sun though.

Tony.

Kenny H
12-26-2007, 10:22 PM
car looks awesome....did you take the pics on a cart path at a golf course?

yeah. It had just gotten done raining and was just clearing up. That was the closest place to the house I could find. lol

dailydriver
12-27-2007, 01:55 PM
GOOD LUCK Kenny. Nice to have you back in the LS1 fold!
I still remember your Formy from back in the 'old days', and how sick quick it was with just minor (NO headers, and with cats) bolt ons. This current deal almost sounds "too good to be true"! :D :thumb:

1badA3Z
12-27-2007, 02:36 PM
Nice ride man,congrats on the find!

firehawk1120
12-27-2007, 03:39 PM
What the hell is it with you and red cars...???

Lol how the hell have you and stephanie been?

I ended up getting married in May and we are expecting a little bundle of girl baby in April.

Glad to see you are still having fun.