The new Camaro feeding frenzy seems to be over, but now's the time when the real enthusiasts step up and build the F-body of their dreams thanks to a booming aftermarket. This awesome Rally Yellow 2010 Camaro RS/SS already carries all the hottest new parts, including an Edelbrock supercharger and a set of killer forged alloy wheels. Best of all, it's available for the price of a stock Camaro, so it's like getting all the go-fast goodies for free. Why spend the extra money and time, when you get it fast by buying this beautifully preserved Camaro from RK Motors Charlotte?
If you're longing for a new Camaro, I'm betting that the one in your dreams is Rally Yellow like this. On the new Camaro, nothing looks better, and the attention-grabbing hue is the perfect complement to the snarling powerplant under the hood. Of course, since this one was owned by a fellow enthusiast, you know it's been well-maintained, and the paint looks almost showroom fresh. There are very few signs of use: the chin is unmarked, the rockers haven't been sandblasted by the tires, and it has clearly never been driven in foul weather. Factory-applied satin black stripes look amazing against the yellow paint, an effect magnified by the cool black alloys and hunkered-down stance. Panel fit is as the factory did it, and the finish on these cars is worlds better than the 1960s originals, thanks to modern urethane paints that will last practically forever. The bulging cowl-induction style hood is a neat throwback and actually provides clearance for the supercharger underneath, and there's a very subtle deck lid spoiler out back that changes the look just enough to get people to notice. If you're looking for subtlety, this is definitely not the place to shop.
The LS2 V8 under the Camaro's hood is already a potent machine, but this one hammers the pavement to the tune of 550 horsepower, over 100 more than a stock Camaro. Credit for that can go to the Edelbrock E-Force supercharger, which has been nestled into the V between the cylinder banks, much like its big brother, the ZR1 Corvette. Fitted with a custom shroud that gives it a very OEM look, the blower is nearly silent, but stuffs enough extra oxygen into the engine to create tire-abusing horsepower and torque. Other performance goodies include a set of gorgeous stainless steel long-tube headers from Stainless Works, a bigger camshaft with upgraded valve springs, and a pair of Cadillac CTS-V fuel pumps to ensure the blown small block gets plenty of high-test. A Roto-Fab cold air intake feeds it fresh air, and looks awesome with polished stainless tubing and that massive conical air filter. All the work was done by the experts at the Cinci Speed Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio, who also tuned it to perfection on their dyno (sheets are included with the car). Thanks to their ministrations, this is a Camaro that can run with a Z06 Corvette, but idles like a stocker and actually pulls down decent fuel mileage as long as you can keep your foot out of it.
The 6-speed electronically controlled automatic is the perfect companion to the blown engine, making this perhaps the most potent point-and-shoot car we've ever featured. With all that torque, launches are simple, and thanks to a custom torque converter, it lunges forward in an unbroken rush of acceleration. Fortunately, there are suspension upgrades to manage the newfound horsepower, including a set of custom trailing arms, new toe arms, upgraded bushings, and a set of lowering springs that give it that predatory stance without killing the ride quality. There's also a beautifully fabricated Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust system that makes it sound like an angry god is chasing you. No self-respecting gearhead would go out with factory rolling stock, not after the substantial engine upgrades, so this one wears a brand new set of 20-inch ForgeStar alloy wheels powdercoated black and wearing staggered 275/40/20 front and 305/35/20 rear Pirelli P-Zero tires.
The interior is almost 100% stock, and as a tribute to the 1969 Camaro, which has one of the most handsome GM interiors of the era, it's superbly executed. With black leather seats and bright yellow accents, it mirrors the exterior's extroverted paint scheme and delivers first-class accommodations. This SS is also loaded with just about every option GM could throw at a Camaro, including power seats, a sunroof, and a center console with a Hurst shifter and four auxiliary gauges that are most definitely a nod to the past. The driver's seat shows is the only area that suggests that anyone has ever been in this Camaro, but the carpets and door panels are like new, and the back seat looks factory fresh. Cool SS embroidery on the headrests gives the interior a custom look, and the combination of high-tech and retro has never been this well executed. In back, the trunk is unmarked, and the original cargo net remains in place, just where the assembly line workers installed it two years ago.
Documentation is, as you might imagine, quite extensive. We have the original window sticker, all the factory manuals and booklets that come with a new Camaro, as well as receipts and dyno sheets for all the aftermarket components. According to the window sticker, this car carries the RS package, which includes 20-inch wheels, special RS tail lights, HID headlights, and body-colored roof moldings. In addition, this car carries the 6-speed automatic transmission, which costs a whopping $1185 and allows the use of remote start, a sunroof, and the polished wheel option. All told, this car stickered for $38,000 when it was new. As I said, the way it sits today, it's like buying a pre-owned Camaro and getting the go-fast hardware for free.
A $38,000 Camaro may not seem like much of a bargain. But how about a $30,000 Camaro with 550 horsepower? Now you're talking! Beautifully maintained, fully documented, and deadly quick, this Camaro is the one everyone lines up to examine at the local cruise night, and it's professionally built and fully sorted. We've sold a lot of these in the past few months, but none that stand out like this one does.
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After hearing good things about the people at RK Motors, I contacted them regarding consignment of my street rod. I found Tony Klein to be a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and forthcoming in our communications. He evaluated my vehicle and made suggestions of enhancements which would help ensure the desired result would be achieved in the marketing of the vehicle. We agreed on an acceptable sale price. Following the completion of the recommended items, I brought the vehicle to RK for consignment. After a thorough inspection and correction of some minor issues at what I considered a fair price, the vehicle was offered for sale. It sold quickly with me receiving the agreed value. I would have to repeat the recommendation that I received. RK Motors does what they say they will do, and obtains for the seller a fair and agreed value. What more could you ask for?Doug C.