1999 Camaro Z28 for Sale is Built for Autocross Dominance

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1999 Camaro Z28

LS1-powered Camaro has an extensive modification list including some power upgrades and an elaborate suspension setup.

While the Chevrolet Camaro has often been grouped in with the other ill-handling American performance cars, the fact of the matter is that for a vehicle of this size, the F-Body corners nicely. Of course, that becomes truer when you begin adding aftermarket handling bits and while scrolling through the cars for sale in the LS1Tech Marketplace, we came across a 4th gen car that has been built for cutting through the cones.

This 1999 Camaro Z28 was posted by “Gjudd”, who is looking to move onto a new project after building this red Chevy into an autocross machine.

1999 Camaro z28

The Introduction

When the OP first posted his worked 1999 Camaro for sale, he explained that he would really like to trade the car, so he priced it high. He explains what he would like in trade and why, along with offering some basic details of the car before getting into the long, long modification list.

Price is ambitious because I am more interested in Trading.

All fluids changed within the last 100 miles

99 z/28 made 410/380 on a dyno dynamics heartbreaker

Car is an autocross car. Looking to trade for a corvette, sti or evo to build into a track car. I’m okay with issues

The mod list is too long for us to include it all here in this spotlight, so we encourage any serious shoppers to check out the original thread by clicking here. However, here is a quick look at what has been done to prepare this Camaro for the rigors of autocross and other forms of racing with corners.

The Drivetrain

Under the hood of this 1999 Camaro is the original LS1 V8, and while the long block is original, this engine does have LS6 cylinder heads, an LS6 intake manifold, a BTR stage 2 camshaft, Stainless Works long tube headers and a long list of other upgrades that led to the power figures mentioned above.

1999 Camaro Engine

That power is sent to the rear by means of a Tremec T-56 manual transmission with a Center Force clutch and a B&M shifter, while the original 3.42 rear gear sends the power to the wheels. Speaking of wheels, the car comes with two sets of wheels, 1999 SS wheels with new Azenis 615k for the street and Forgestar CF55 with BFGoodrich Rival S for the track.

Handling Upgrades

This drivetrain likely makes this Camaro pretty quick in a straight line, but that wasn’t the purpose of the build. To make this Chevy muscle car more capable of carving the corners, the seller has substantially updated the suspension, brakes and chassis.

The front and rear suspension has been fully upgraded with Koni dampers, a Hotckis sway bar up front, a Hellwig sway bar out back, unique springs all around, Global West tubular front control arms and an array of other items. The chassis has been improved with subframe connectors and a UMI strut bar while the braking system features C6 Corvette front calipers along with parts from Wilwood and Hawk.

1999 Camaro Steering Wheel

Finally, the interior features a pair of lightweight race buckets and a quick-disconnect Sparco steering wheel, but full original interior comes with the Camaro as well.

If you have been dreaming of a 4th generation Camaro that will conquer the cones as well as it does the quarter mile, this 1999 Z28 might be your dream car.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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