6,722 Actual Mile Camaro Z/28 Convertible LS1 6 Speed
- 5.7 liter LS1 V8 which produces 305 horsepower
- Borg Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission
- 10 bolt Posi-traction rear end that's complete with factory 3.42 gears
- Four wheel power disc brakes
- 16 inch chrome wheels
- Bright Red exterior paint which is accented by black rally stripes
- Ebony leather interior
I'm certain the day will come when future enthusiasts refer to the early part of the 21st Century as the golden years of horsepower. Gas was cheap, technology made high performance cars insanely easy to build, manufacturers were feeding virtually every model in their lineups steroids of some kind, and about the only thing that mattered was getting to the next stoplight faster than the guy beside you. From 260 horsepower front wheel drive economy cars to 605 horsepower 4-door Autobahn assassins, it truly was one of the best times to be a car enthusiast; and fortunately, low mileage muscle like this showroom fresh 2002 Camaro Z28 allow a few lucky car guys to hold onto those days just a little bit longer. Immaculately maintained and rarely driven, it wraps GM's top option LS1 V8 and a stout Tremec 6-speed manual transmission in a super cool color combination that is a blatant nod to the original muscle cars of yore. If you're longing for some modern muscle that has the showroom appeal of a new car without the inflated sticker shock, this slick F4 Camaro is just the bargain you've been waiting for!
Whether they wanted to create higher quality cars for future collectors, or simply make as much money as possible on as much inventory as possible, it seems GM's mindset was to assemble many final year F-Bodies with a generous list of optional equipment. Here's a detailed rundown of this loaded Z28's various comfort and convenience features:
* AG1: Driver's 6-way power seat
* AK5: Driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
* AR9: European style reclining front bucket seats
* AU0: Remote keyless entry
* A31: Power windows
* BBS: Hurst shifter
* B84: Bodyside moldings
* C60: Air conditioning
* DG7: Electric twin remote, body colored mirrors
* DL5: Roadside service decal
* FE2: Ride and handling suspension
* GU6: 3.42 axle ratio
* G80: Posi-traction rear end
* IP2: Black interior trim
* J65: Four wheel power disc brakes
* K34: Cruise control with resume function
* K43: 102 amp alternator
* LS1: 5.7 liter, 346 cubic inch SFI V8 with 305 horsepower
* MM6: 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive
* MN6: Merchandised transmission
* NC1: California emissions requirements
* NC7: Emission override, federal system
* NG1: Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut emissions requirements
* NP5: Leather wrapped steering wheel
* NW9: Acceleration Slip Regulation
* PW7: 16 inch chrome wheels
* QFZ: 245/50ZR16 all-season blackwall tires
* SLM: Stock order, processing code
* STE: Assembled at GM's St. Therese manufacturing facility
* T82: Automatic headlamps
* T96: Fog lamps
* UA6: Theft deterrent system
* UB3: Oil/coolant/temperature/voltage/trip odometer/tachometer instrument cluster
* UK3: Steering wheel with redundant radio controls
* UN0: Delco Audyssey 200 watt stereo with CD player
* U1S: Multiple compact disc player
* U59: Eight speaker system (dual front door mounted, quad sail panel and amplifier)
* U73: Fixed radio antenna
* VK3: Front license plate package
* VM3: 5 MPH bumper label
* V12: Coolant and power steering fluid
* V73: Fixed antenna
* Z28: Special performance package
* 1SB: Option package two
* 1SZ: Options package
* 191: Black interior trim
* 192: Black leather trim
* 41T: Black vinyl top
* 6BT: Computer selected suspension
* 7BT: Computer selected suspension
* 8TK: Computer selected suspension
* 81Q: Bright red molding
* 81U: Bright red exterior paint
* 9TK: Computer selected suspension
Logging only 6,722 miles since it was one of the last vehicles to roll off GMs Sainte Therese, Quebec assembly line, this awesome fourth generation Camaro is an essentially new 10 year old car which has averaged only 672 sunny weekend miles per year. Its GM code 81 Bright Red paint presents an extra sinister presence thanks to two expertly applied black rally stripes; and naturally, its slick, showroom fresh fit and finish is as close to perfect as a factory car can get. Honestly, with so few miles on its odometer, this fresh Chevrolet just hasn't had the opportunity to get into any significant trouble on the street. There isn't a speck of road rash anywhere on the nose, and the rockers, devoid of teenage tire spinning battle wounds, are as clean and perfect as the day the car rolled out of the showroom. In a world where the newest Camaro has inspired a renewed love affair with first generations cars, it's nice to see a pristine F4 that is symbolic of the no-compromises big engine, all speed mindset that team Camaro championed for most of its existence.
On a 10 year old road car, you might be worried about condition; but with this awesome F4 Z28, you can rest assured that everything is fresh and like-new in every way. Up front, one of the most aggressive Chevrolet faces ever introduced hangs factory fresh headlights above a flat black Camaro grille and HID fog lights. At the top of the car, a cloth convertible roof, which is still inky black with no wrinkles or tears, hangs a glass rear window above solid sealing windows and an original raked windshield. And at the sides of the car, spotless traditional “Z28” emblems nicely complement optional body-matched door moldings, body-matched power mirrors and flush fitting door handles. Out back, a subtle rear wing floats above factory fresh tri-color tail lights; and a factory fresh rear bumper hangs below a third black “Z28” emblem.
Cosmetic appeal aside this Camaro is still first and foremost a performance machine; and the car's best attribute is going fast. Lift the sculpted hood and you'll find a potent Generation III V8 which is the forerunner to virtually all of the technology still featured in GM's sports cars and one of the most incredible V8s ever offered. Utilizing an aluminum block and heads, flat top pistons and coil near plug ignition, this car's efficient overhead valve LS1 was conservatively rated at 310 horsepower and 335 lb./ft. of Kansas-flat torque from the factory. Mechanically, the small block presents a spotless, like-new appearance, and the engine compartment looks exactly as it did when the car left the showroom almost 10 years ago. The LS1s are super stout pieces which are virtually indestructible, and its previous owner would be hard pressed to actually hurt the engine, let alone do any significant damage in only 6,700 miles of ownership. And while we know this car has been babied, in short, you're just not going to break a fourth generation Camaro. Twist the key and the cylinders rumble to life sending their rhythmic notes down a subtle factory exhaust system. Goose the throttle and the engine smoothly zings toward redline with surprising efficiency, a docile nature and tons of effortless power which makes it pretty obvious what this car will do if given enough room.
Take a look underneath this Camaro and spotless floors, clean stainless hardware and fresh factory equipment makes it clear the car's owner is absolutely meticulous about maintenance. Behind the engine you'll find a slick-shifting Borg Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission which spins a factory GM 10 bolt Posi-traction rear end with interstate friendly 3.42 gears and 28 spline axles. Unlike Camaros of the past, the fourth generation has the hardware to maximize all of its power thanks to a double A-arm front and three link rear factory equipped performance tuned suspension. Braking is provided by a four wheel discs which have been upfitted with a standard anti-lock system. And exhaust flows through aluminized factory pipes to a transversely mounted muffler and fourth generation Camaro exclusive square black tips. With all that basic hardware secured, GM's official mediator for its performance madness, Acceleration Slip Traction Control, was programmed in and this Camaro will make quarter mile passes in the low 13s and five second 0-60 runs all day long. At the corners of the car, 16 inch diamond spoke, chrome plated alloy wheels are mounted to sticky 245/50 Goodyear Eagle RS-A radials. And although convertibles are generally a little softer than their coupe counterparts, this Camaro is an absolute delight to drive!
Inside the car, fresh leather bucket seats adjust electronically up front and fit like a glove all around; and a leather-clad steering wheel sports convenient thumb controls for the awesome Monsoon sound system. The instrument panel is a familiar, and highly legible, GM layout which features a built in Driver Information Center next to a large tachometer and sweeping speedometer. And below the 2002 Camaro exclusive 35th Anniversary plaque on the dash, a crystal clear Monsoon head unit controls a trunk mount 12 disc CD changer. Between the seats, a slick Hurst short throw shifter sits in a straight and clean console. And naturally, all the luxuries you'd expect in a high dollar modern car are present and accounted for including: cruise control, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, a power trunk, traction control and remote keyless entry with GMs PASSkey theft deterrent system. It's always hard to describe a car that is essentially new in every way. So I'll just sum this Z28 up by saying that everything is in impeccable working order, from the ice cold air conditioning to the power convertible top.
Included with the sale of this showroom fresh F4 Camaro is the cars original owner's manual.
Looking back on the long history of the Camaro, there's little doubt that this 2002 Z28 is one of the fastest, best-handling and most enjoyable Camaros of all time. It exhibits the best of everything from GM's fourth generation pony car; and it's the perfect fit for any serious Camaro collector or anyone who loves showroom fresh muscle. Buy it and stash it away for a few decades, or take it out and enjoy every minute of one of the best eras of automotive performance!
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