2001 Camaro is Ready to Run 10s with New Owner Behind the Wheel

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2001 Camaro Drag Car

Camaro has run a best of 11.30 with a worked LS1 engine, suspension upgrades and safety bits.

If you have been shopping for a turnkey fourth generation Camaro that can run in the low-11s, this Chevy muscle car posted in the LS1Tech Marketplace by “bowtie4600” might fit the bill. The car is still street legal, but it has been built for dominating the drag strip, running a best of 11.30 at 118 miles per hour before the latest round of modifications.

In other words, this Camaro could get down into the 10-second range and if you act quickly, it could be yours.

Camaro 11.30 Slip

The Introduction

When the OP first posted this 2001 Chevrolet Camaro for sale, he provided a quick rundown of the upgrades along with addressing its potential.

For sale is a super clean 2001 Camaro z28. This car has had a lot $$ and work done to it with many modifications. The engine is the original ls1 5.7, cam, ported heads, injectors, headers. The transmission was rebuilt last year w/shift kit and heavy duty internals, 4200 stall yank converter (fine for street driving. Rearend is brand new with new hd drive shaft last year 12 bolt Moser($3,450.00) 3.42 spool…easy to put a posi unit. But drives fine on the street and never worry about braking it. Suspension upgraded with coil overs in the front, performance coils in the rear. All BMR suspension in the rear. Wolfe 6 point bolt in roll bar…easy to remove if you don’t want it. The car has a race seat in it now but I have everything you need to make it stock again. This car would be a perfect NHRA stocker. Best ET [email protected] in the quarter mile. I have not raced the car since I lightened it so it may run high 10’s in the fall.

Reason for selling is I purchased another car. New front runners and dot stickys in the rear, also new. Fresh oil change and plugs, wires, ready to race. Runs on 93 octane.

11-Second LS1

For some, the big stall convertor and the 3.42 spool might make this car a less-than-ideal street car, but it is streetable and more importantly, it is a drag strip beast.

Ready to Go Racing

If you are looking for a street car, this Camaro could use some changes, but as a track car, it is nearly flawless. The rear differential and suspension setup are ideal for the track, the driver’s seat and roll bar supply the necessary safety aspects and the naturally aspirated engine provides the power needed to reasonably shoot for the 10s.

That being said, this Camaro would make a great basis for a larger build, perhaps something with forced induction or nitrous oxide, which would allow the next owner to shoot for the 9s.

If you are in the market for a race-ready fourth generation Camaro, click here for a closer look at this marketplace listing.

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

"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," says Rall, "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.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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