Reminder: Third Gen Camaros Are Still Dirt Cheap
Z/28 badges, clean paint and bodywork still didn’t allow this low-mileage Camaro to command a decent sale price at Barrett-Jackson.
We love the third gen Camaro. Yes, really. Sure, it’s kinda ugly, but it’s ugly in a very 1980s way. Also, they are cheap, plentiful, rear-wheel drive GM sports cars that come with a V8 under the hood. Oh, and did we mention that they’re cheap?
Look no further than this recent Barrett-Jackson auction for proof.
This is a 1983 Camaro Z28. It has a 5.0-liter Cross-fire Injection V8 engine and the 4-speed automatic transmission. It also has T-tops, a ram-air induction hood, power hatch, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and locks, tilt steering wheel, new seatbelt retractors and factory aluminum rims. The odometer reading says 75,600 miles. We actually kinda dig the two-tone black/silver exterior color combo. Heck, the black and gray interior even appears to be in good shape.
It looks pretty clean, but it’s also a generally undesirable spec for a third gen, you gotta have it with the stick, duh. However, it’s at an auction, and auction cars sometimes go for crazy money, especially when bidders get heated.
Unfortunately for the seller of this Z28, the bidding wasn’t that hot. The final sale price was a tepid $4,400. So, here’s your daily reminder: third gens are still dirt cheap, and perfect for hotrodding. So, get to doing that LS1 swap, and join the club, because that’s when the fun really starts with a third gen.