September 8th Update – we noticed this 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 we originally featured on July 7th is still for sale by the original owner. At that time, we were a bit surprised at how little interest there was for what is essentially a brand new LT1-powered late 90s Camaro. However he has now lowered his price to $10,000 firm which is right at Hagerty’s #3 “Good” estimate, so perhaps that will finally be enough to find the next caretaker. We’ve updated the links and verbiage below.
We found this essentially brand new, Bright Green Metallic over Gray Cloth, 5K mile 1996 Chevrolet Camaro here on Craigslist in Oakdale, NY (Long Island) where the 76 year old original owner who states he is “leaving the hobby” is asking $10,000 for his car. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a Guide, the original owner has his Z/28 priced exactly at the #3 “Good” level of $10,000, so we sense he’s more concerned about finding the next caretaker for his car rather than being all about the money.
1996 was the third model year for the fourth generation of Chevrolet’s F-Body Camaro. The high performance Z28 model came standard with the same 5.7 liter (350 cubic inch) LT1 V8 producing 275 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque that Chevrolet introduced on its Corvette one year earlier.
From our perspective, while the first and second generation Z/28s get most of the attention, these fourth generation models are no slouches and offer an excellent value for the money. We love the originality and lack of T-Tops on this brand new 22 year old car that the owner states still has the original tires and the interior still smells new. This car is a great candidate to get you admission to just about any concours that accepts vehicles of this vintage and will especially be welcome at any Radwood event. Good luck with the purchase!